50 bershengo sumnaku jubilejo e ROMANO SUMNALESKO KONGRESO
11th April 2021
5.00 – 6.30pm CEST
Hristo Hristov, Sofia
Stefan Ivan, Sliven
Prof. Mauna Kaushik, New Delhi
Bozhidar Nikolov, Sliven
Boyko Nikolov, Sliven
Evald Otterstad, Oslo
Indu Pandey, New Delhi
Introduction about the history of the world Roma movement and the foundational role of the 1st Congress in 1971. A short input on the Bulgarian history of Roma organisations as a part of the European Roma presentation in the last century.
International contacts and support for the Roma cause from India and Norway. The Indian participants, prof. Mauna Kaushik and Ms Indu Pandey, will join from New Delhi. The Norwegian side will be presented by the documentary film director from Oslo, Evald Otterstad, who made a film on Roma situation through the life of one family in Sliven over a decade, and sociologists, who have taken active part in multiple Roma related projects in Bulgaria in past 30 years.
An open discussion for all participants with a focus on youth from one of the largest Roma neighbourhood in the country, kvartal Nadezhda in Sliven, and Roma leaders from Sofia’s “Hristo Botev” neighbourhood.
SKOKRA / BUENOS AIRES SESSION
11th APRIL 2021
SKOKRA / BUENOS AIRES SESSION
International Meeting of SKOKRA – Council of the Associations and Romani People of the Americas and its adhered associations, in commemoration of April 8, International Day of the Romani People, and for the jubilee of the First International Congress, held in London, England, in 1971.With Jorge Martín Fernández Bernal and other panelists.
CHECK-IN FOR THE JUBILEE CONGRESS
CHECK-IN IS OPENED NOW!
Pinzharindor kaj o than e Romengo majkerko avela sostar so chon chonestar o razismos bajrola;
kaj amaro jekhipe chindo si bute kotorende ko vakti kana tribul amen sasto, zuralo phralipe, phenipe;
pativindor kaj amare aktivisitora, terne purane, save sare maren pe telal o flako Romano, kamen te ciden majlacho drom anglunibasko;
Recognizing that the situation of Roma worsens month to month as racism grows;
That our potential unity remains fragmented at a time when what we need is strong brotherhood, sisterhood;
Believing that our activists, young and old, who fight under the Romani Flag, desire to take the best road forward;
Akharde si e Jubileje Lumijake Romane Kongreseske so kidel pe [virtualno] kotar o 8 aprili 2021 bersh, pinda bersha pal’o Jekhto Kongreso ano London;
O Jubilejo Kongreso isi le te dikhel sar majsigate saj lacharel pes amaro amalipe jekhipe; sar te ovel o hango e Romengo zore ashundo;
All are invited to the Jubilee World Roma Congress which is assembling [virtually] from the 8 April 2021, fifty years after the First Congres in London.
The Jubilee Congress has the task of finding how as quickly as possible our friendship and unity can be restored; so that the voice of Roma will be most strongly heard.
O vudar o Kongresesko phutardo si savorenge,
The door of the Congress is open to all.
From the 9th April on, the Jubilee World Roma Congress will be held in the form of a Zoom webinar.
WORLD ROMA CONGRESS ART EXHIBITION
The curators Beverley Carpenter (Oblique Arts UK), Moritz Pankok (Kai Dikhas Foundation, Berlin) and Tímea Junghaus (ERIAC, Berlin as Patron of the exhibition) will give a short introduction to the World Roma Congress 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition: On the 8th of April 2021 we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the groundbreaking 1st World Romany Congress which took place in London in 1971 and which has been a milestone of the International Romany Movement. Arts and Culture have been a strong inspiration for the political movement of Sinti and Roma and continue to play an essential role as a form of civic expression as well as a strategy of emancipation and cultural resistance.
JANGLARIPE VASH MEDIE
22 marti 2021
Pashon amenca te hramina o 50-to bersh e Anglune Lumiake Romane Kongresesko
Ko 8to aprili 2021, o Lumiako Romano Kongresi ka hraminel 50 bersh palo temelipe e englune ovipasko ko bersh 1971 ano Londoni. Sine maymahatni thavd ani romengi historia thay akana dikhyola sar shrdipe e sahlumiaka romana emancipaciake phiravipasko. Shrdingya e politikune maripea vash yekhipe, mobilizimo prekal romane organizacie thay unifikimo prekal flago thay himna.
Akava bersh vash te hramingyol o yubilaruno bersh khargyona te pashon amenca pe buderi online ovipya kola ka dentumen shaipe te phangyon romane komunitetenca ko sah globi vash te festinen e kultura, qhib thay historia numay pe ayni vaht kritikipea te reflektinen pe pharipya kola pandar lugyarena.
O online kongresi ka shrdel pe 8to aprili prekal live stream ovipya thay ka lugyarel yekh masek shrdipea kotar o London lugyaripea ko Berlin anipea khetane o durutne diza sar Beogradi thay Buenos Aires, aktivisten kotar Barcelona ji ko Bangalore, ani India.
O ovipya shay te dikhen prekal live stream ko romanistan.com virtualuno than kote pashona sah kontinentalune samatrede thay pasharela e romen ani sah lumia. O presidenti e Anglune Lumiake Romane Kongresesko ko bersh 1971, Slobodan Berberski, phengya: “Sakote kote si roma, odote si o Romanistan.” Akaya utopia akana uli realiteti!
Ajukergyola kay pe akale brshune online ovipya ka anen maybari mobilizacia. Grattan Puxon, yekhe ko-organizatorenda e Anglune Lumiake Romane Kongresesko, phengya: “Ko vahti kana o sasto ekstremizmo thay anti ciganizmo bayrola ajukergyola kay akava yubiley ka anel e romane manushen thay olenge aleaten ani sah lumia may pashe kthetane, vash te kreirinen som res, te festinen o resipya, thay te vazden may zoralo kolektivuno avazo.”
O pherdo online konferenciako prgrami ka ovel shayutno sig akate.
22ND MARCH 2021
Join us to mark the 50th year anniversary of the First World Romani Congress
On 8th April 2021, the World Romani Congress will mark 50 years since the 1971 founding event in London. It was a crucial point in the history of Romani people and is now seen as the beginning of the worldwide Romani emancipation movement. It started a political fight for equality, mobilised through Romani organisations, and the unifying flag and anthem.
This year to mark the jubilee anniversary you are invited to join a series of diverse online events that will offer the opportunity to connect communities across the globe to celebrate Romani history and culture but also critically reflect on the ongoing challenges that are still faced by Romani people worldwide
The online congress will start on April 8th and will be stretched over a month starting in London and moving to Berlin joining cities as far apart as Belgrade and Buenos Aires, activists from Barcelona to Bangalore, in India.
Events can be enjoyed via a live stream at www.romanistan.com a virtual place that crosses all continental borders and connects Romani people worldwide. The president of the First World Roma Congress in 1971, Slobodan Berberski, once said: “Every place, there is Roma, there is Romanistan.” This utopia has now become reality!
It is hoped that this year’s online events will spark greater mobilisation. Grattan Puxon, one of the co-organisers of the First World Romani Congress, said: “At a time of rising far-right extremism and anti-gypsyism it is hoped that this anniversary year will bring Romani people and our allies around the world closer together, to create a common purpose, celebrate achievements, and build a stronger collective voice.”
The full online conference programme will be available soon here: www.romanistan.com
We are an international committee of Romani activists and supporters from different parts of the world, brought together by the co-organiser of the First World Romani Congress, Grattan Puxon. Together, we want to ensure that the ideas of the First World Romani Congress are carried forward and further developed to meet the challenges and also the opportunities that a modern and global society present.
BERLIN ORGANIZATIONAL TEAM
Chair & Table
MI – Manjinska Inicijativa
ARGENTINA / BUENOS AIRES HUB
Jorge Martín Fernández Bernal
SKOKRA – Council of the Associations and Romani People of the Americas
Boyko Nikolov & Dobromir Bantikov
International Roma Research Institute of Sliven (IRRI Sliven)
Co-Initiator and General Secretary of the First World Romani Congress