Roma – One People, Many Lives

Fri, November 15, 2013

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Sisters. Photo by James Fraher, Bogfire

Roma, One People – Many Lives is the title of a photographic exhibition being developed by the Equality Authority, Nasc and Pavee Point to challenge stereotypes of Roma people. Work on the exhibition began in September and so far a number of Roma people have come forward to talk about their experience of stereotyping and have their photograph taken.

Roma people in Ireland know first-hand the difficulties they face in many areas of their lives because of the negative assumptions that other people make about them. This prejudice can lead to discrimination and racism. The exhibition is an opportunity to tell people the real story about Roma people living in Ireland, challenge the negative ideas that are out there and present the positive aspects of Roma people and life.

We hope that you or other Roma people you know might be willing to get involved in this project. Please spread the word and if you or anyone you know is interested please contact Gabi Muntean or Siobhan Curran at Pavee Point 01- 878 0255 or Jennifer DeWan in Nasc on 021 450 3462.

This Project is co-funded by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013).

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