A different Story…

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Following the first international LGBTQ+ symposium in Cardiff in 2019 Romani author Richard O’Neill and Director of the Romani Cultural and Arts Company Isaac Blake had a number of conversations about the representation of ethnic Travelling people in mainstream media and particularly in literature. Through Richard’s children’s books a start has been made, but as we know there is so …

Race. Equality. Gypsies, Roma, Travellers Wales

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company (RCAC) recently received a grant to carry out work related to the Wales Race Equality Action Plan (REAP), part of the Wales Strategic Equalities Action Plan 2020-2024 (SEP). Work is underway to monitor delivery of the SEP, and to review its content through the particular lens of COVID-19 (SARS-COV-19), and the novel coronavirus pandemic. …

The impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic upon Romani and Traveller communities in Wales, 2020

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Earlier this year, the Romani Cultural and Arts Company (RCAC) received funding from the Moving for Change project, based at Leeds Gate, to look at the health, social and economic impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 on roadside Gypsies and Travellers in Wales. Dr Adrian Marsh, Researcher in Romani Studies and a long-time consultant to the RCAC, was …