Feast of the Gypsy Revolt – Le Courrier des Balkans

The Gypsy Revolt returns, in memory of the 1944 uprising of the prisoners of the “Gypsy Families Camp” in Birkenau.

The spatial illegitimacy that contradicts us in both the real and the virtual world will come to light during the agora debates.

Exhibitions, events, association stands, introduction to dance

Flamenco, Balkan-Eastern music and singing, DJ Rrom & Roll.

Program of the Gypsy Uprising Festival

3 p.m. – exhibitions, stands and events:

An interactive game lets you experience the impossible journey of a Roma migrant in France all afternoon.

The following exhibitions will be held on the square:

1.Raymond Gurême, a journey of memory and resistance

The purpose of this exhibition is twofold: to pay tribute to Raymond Gurême and “continue the path” he has charted. The journey of memory is the one he has undertaken over the years to bring his own story, that of his family and all those who have not been able to speak or who have not been forgotten, from obscurity. over 6,500 “Gypsies”, “nomads”, “Gens du Voyage”*, arbitrarily interned in internment camps in France during the Second World War. The path of the resistance is that of his struggle during the war and his commitment to all injustice throughout his life.

An Exhibition of the Matéo Maximoff Media Library

Fnasat Travelers

Design: Evelyne Pommerat

Graphic design: Vincent Devillard

*the terms “gypsies”, “nomads” are used here in their historical context. The term “Gens du voyage” replaced the previous one in administrative texts in the second half of the 20th century. Raymond Gurême called himself a “Traveler”.

2. PECAO, concerned young people who are committed to online anti-Gypsy hate

For two years now, a group of five young people from the Roma population has been involved in a European peer education project against online anti-Gypsyism. For the first time in this way, systematic monitoring, reporting and analysis of anti-Gypsy expression was performed online in 10 countries, including France, where La voix des Rroms organized this work. A second part of the work consisted of about fifteen awareness workshops by these young peer educators for groups of other young people: community volunteers, high school students, etc.

3. And my rights, what do you think?

The children of the Yag Bari folk education project tell their story based on various themes of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Through photos, texts and sound recordings, these young people invite you to think about access to rights.

18:00 – Exp(l)oson’s spatial illegality, from Lille to Kherson via virtual space

The collective of women from the Hellemmes-Ronchin reception area, recently transformed into the association “Das o vas”, has been fighting for years to transfer their families from the current site, which is exposed to heavy pollution. The location in these kinds of places of so-called “reception areas for travelers” is clearly demonstrated in the cartographic work of William Acker and published under the title “Where are the travelers”, a work that received the prize for political ecology a few weeks ago. Suelen Demestre, president of “Das o vas” will be present to present this fight for environmental justice, along with Dylan Schutt, a young peer educator who will denounce racist expressions on the web, and the president of La voix des Rroms William Bila will intervene. on the treatment of Roma in the Ukrainian crisis, both in Ukraine and in the countries where they seek refuge.

After these interventions there is a time for discussion with the public


7.30 pm – Flamenco show

20:40 – Fitzi & Amala band

22:00 – DJ Rrom & Roll and introduction to Rrom dance

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