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Gypsies and Travellers: A Community outside a Community

September 22, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Details

Date:
September 22
Time:
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
£22.00
Website:
https://www.mirfield.org.uk/mirfield-centre/course-and-event-calendar/

Organiser

The Mirfield Centre
Phone:
01924 481920
Email:
bharper@mirfield.org.uk
Website:
http://mirfieldcentre.org.uk/

Other

Leader
Robert Dawson (Hon President of Britain’s largest Gypsy Traveller organisation)
Event fee includes
Refreshments, Lunch

There are at least 300,000 Gypsies and Travellers in Britain (not counting the Roma) though the overwhelming majority never these days travel. Even so, their access to education and health services is poor. Though often struggling financially, they can be subjected to violence and protection rackets by organised crime. Yet our perceptions of them are often clouded by misleading (and sometimes downright dishonest) reports in the newspapers and on TV and they are regarded as pariahs, modern day lepers. Even the Church has at times added to their persecution and few Church people are willing to get involved in a cause seen as somehow ‘not quite nice’. This day course aims to explain and educate.

Saturday 22nd September 2018

Robert Dawson

(Hon President of Britain’s largest Gypsy Traveller organisation)

£22.00  (including lunch and refreshments)

10.00am-3.30pm

To book or for more details, contact:

Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: bharper@mirfield.org.uk www.mirfield.org.uk

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

Poster Gypsies and Travellers 22.09.2018

Flyer Gypsies and Travellers 22.09.2018

Venue

The Mirfield Centre
Stocks Bank Road
Mirfield, WF14 0BW
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Phone:
01924 481920
Website:
http://mirfieldcentre.org.uk/