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Gypsies and Travellers: A Community outside a Community
22nd September 2018, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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
(Hon President of Britain’s largest Gypsy Traveller organisation)
£22.00 (including lunch and refreshments)
To book or for more details, contact:
Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW
Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.mirfield.org.uk
Director: Revd Canon June Lawson Administrator: Beth Harper