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On November 16, the International Day for Tolerance, Fundación Secretariado Gitano launches its new awareness raising campaign Romani Lesson

16/11/2018
FSG International

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Romani Lesson the new awareness campaign that seeks to offer a real insight into Roma people#RomaniLesson is a story of persecution and pain and also of resistance and positive contributions to the shared social and cultural heritage.

#RomaniLesson, the chapter missing from our history books that seeks to combat ignorance about the Roma People

On November 16, the International Day for Tolerance and also the International Flamenco Day, Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG) launched its last campaign #RomaniLesson, "the chapter missing from our history books". An awareness raising campaign that seeks to increase knowledge of the Roma people among the general population in an effort to build a more intercultural and diverse society that promotes equal rights for all and breaks down discrimination. 

One of the main products of the campaign is the book "Romani Lesson" which offers an insight into what is a history of persecution and pain and also of resistance and positive contributions. Among the pieces of the campaign there is also a video, a microsite, a leaflet and a poster.

According to Isidro Rodríguez, general director of Fundación Secretariado Gitano, "through Romani Lesson we want to draw attention to the ignorance of the general population about an essential part of its members: the Roma community". Rodriguez also stressed that "Romani Lesson is an invitation to put an end to ignorance, prejudice, rejection or indifference. It is an invitation tolearn about the immesurable cultural legacy that Roma peolpe have made to the shared social and cultural heritage and to know more about the identity, values ​​and customs of the Roma that are also patrimony of our society as a whole ".

"Today, more than ever, we need to make our history, our precious culture, the legacy that our elders known; and to give value to the progress that, in spite of the difficulties and the persistent inequality, Roma men and women are achieving. It is time to give this "Romani Lesson" so that people know us for what we really are" said Sara Giménez, lawyer, director of the Department of Equality and Fight against Discrimination of the Fundación Secretariado Gitano, during the opening ceremony of the presentation of the campaign.



Romani lesson book has 54 pages divided into 3 chapters

#RomaniLesson was taught in a master class by journalist Ana Segovia and musicologist Gonzalo Montaño, who work at Fundación Secretariado Gitano. During their presentation they shared the main milestones in the history, culture and progress of the Roma People. 

Download now, free of charge, our Romani Lesson on your tablet, computer or smartphone and discover all the history they never told you.

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