Friends Families and Travellers Event: Say no to anti-Gypsyism

This Sunday 22 September, Friends, Families and Travellers will be opening their doors for a Fringe event during the Labour Party Conference to discuss how communities in Britain can say ‘no’ to anti-Gypsyism. A recent Equalities and Human Rights Commission report found that 44% of over 2,000 British people expressed openly negative views about Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

We have invited speakers from around the country to talk about this shocking level of discrimination and to discuss what policy makers, politicians and members of the public can do to make Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people feel welcome in our communities.

The event, which will provide a space for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people to share their experiences of discrimination, will be chaired by Kate Green MP.

Join us to hear from:

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Sherrie Smith
  • Josie O’Driscoll
  • Joseph Jones
  • Lois Brookes-Jones
  • Terry Green
  • Omar Khan

The event is at Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG on Sunday 22 September 2019 from 5:30 – 7pm. There will be wine and a buffet for guests.

 

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About Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT)

Friends, Families and Travellers is a leading national charity that works on behalf of all Gypsies, Roma and Travellers regardless of ethnicity, culture or background.

Media Contact

Lucy Hetherington, Communications Officer

Tel: 01273 234 038 Email: lucy@gypsy-traveller.org

Last updated Sep 17, 2019

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