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Dr. Ethel Brooks | ROMA: SELF-REPRESENTATION AND POPULAR MEDIA

ROMA: SELF-REPRESENTATION AND POPULAR MEDIA

12-13-14 June, 6.30 to 8.30 pm
Amnesty International UK
Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard
London EC2A 3EA

Autograph ABP, in collaboration with Amnesty International, presents ‘Roma: self-representation and the popular media’, a symposium bringing together activists, academics, journalists and artists.

This event will address the history and current state of discrimination against Roma people throughout the European Union, the campaigns for their rights, and the question of their representation in society, media and culture. The presentations and discussions will draw on direct experience, field and academic research, recent court cases and testimonies.

Programmed over three consecutive evenings, the symposium is arranged around three themes: Campaigners (12 June), Roma Voices (13 June), Creative Responses (14 June).

Speakers include Elisabeth Blanchet, photographer; Dr Ethel Brooks, 2011-2012 Fulbright Visiting Distinguished Chair, University of the Arts London; Damian James Le Bas, writer and editor of the Travellers Times; Toma Nikolaev Maldenov, independent journalist and activist; Roz Mortimer, artist and filmmaker; Gary Thomas, director of Animate Projects; and campaigners from Amnesty International.

The discussions will be chaired by Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph ABP, with curators Gabi Scardi and Christine Eyene. Each panel will be open to debate and discussion with the audience.

This symposium forms part of the exhibition Roma-Sinti-Kale-Manush presented at Rivington Place until 28 July 2012 and is organised in association with Amnesty International UK.

For a detailed programme visit www.rivingtonplace.org. You can also book online at bookings@rivingtonplace.org.

Monday 11 June, 2012