Roma Genocide Programme

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Engagement Event


Roma Genocide Programme 09:45 - 12:30 Encourage people to use the hashtags - #RomaGenocide #lookanddontforget #Nabister #RomaGenocideRememberance #Neverforget 09:45 - 10:00 Welcome Rosamaria Cisneros will outline the best use of zoom to the audience Introduction by Terezia Rostas Roma Educational Consultant & Advocate Director of Care for Young People's Future CIC Sherrie Smith Director Gypsies and Travellers Essex, Gypsy, Traveller consultant Why are we hosting this online webinar? What guests and films can people expect to see over the next 2 and a half hours? Welcome from Lord Bourne/Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government 10:00 - 10:30 (20 minutes talk and 10 minutes Q & A) Furtuna Adrian Nicolae Director of the Cultural and Social Research Centre ‘ Romane Rodimata’ Bucharest ‘The deportation of Roma and their treatment in Transnistria’ 10:30 - 11:00 (20 minutes talk and 10 minutes Q & A) Professor Rainer Schulze Department of History and Human Rights Centre University of Essex ‘Forced sterilisation of Roma and the impact of the Dora Love Awards’ 11:00 - 11:40 (40 mins) Vicente Rodriguez Fernandez hosts 2 minute commemoration Scarlett Smith Interviews Vicente Rodriguez Fernandez human rights activist, president of TernYpe, the international Roma youth network involved in the organization of the Dikh I na Bister initiative for the recognition of the 2nd of August. 11:40 - 11:50 (10 mins) Lisa Smith Introduction of The 2nd of August - Short Documentary by Travellers' Times In this short film The 2nd of August, filmmaker Charles Newland records the journey of a young British Romany Johnson Welch on his first visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Using archival footage mixed with contemporary ruminations on the trip from Johnson, the film’s title is indicative of the date known internationally as Roma Genocide Remembrance Day. (Film running time 5 mins) Show film: ​ 11:50 - 12:00 (10 mins) Friends Famillies and Travellers present a scene from Crystals Vardo set in nazi occupied Serbia in 1943 (Film running time 09:09 minutes) 12:00 - 12:15 Tribute to Holocaust surviviour and resistance fighter Raymond Gureme. His speech read out, with powerpoint of images 12:15 - 12:20 Imogen Di Sapia Director of Bright Moon Weaving Studio Healing Hidden Identities 12:20 - 12:30 Close Messages from well wishers can they be interspersed throughout the events?
Period2 Aug 2020
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Roma Genocide
  • Roma
  • Genocide
  • Culture
  • Intercultural education