Jonathan Lee, Writer & Activist

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company 29th profile will be of Jonathan Lee Jonathan Lee is a writer and Roma rights activist from Swansea, Wales. He was born in 1992 to an American mother and Welsh Romany father. He was brought up in ‘bricks and mortar’ hearing stories from his father and grandparents about the wagon time, hop picking, far-flung …

The Roma and Open Society

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Who are the Roma? The Roma are an ethnic group who have lived in Europe since their migration from India over 1,000 years ago. Roma cultural heritage includes a rich oral tradition, art forms such as flamenco, an emphasis on family, and Romanës, the Roma language. Roma identity is often portrayed stereotypically as that of the exotic or outsider “gypsy” (a label …