It doesn’t seem possible that it’s already coming up to June and the beginning of this year’s Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History month (GRTHM) – 2023 is going quickly. GRTHM is a chance for everybody to get to know more about Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, their contributions to society and to challenge the negative stereotypes and discrimination they face.
And this year there is a lot going on. Here at STAG, throughout June, we’re going to be posting interesting facts and links to more information about the communities we work with on Twitter and Facebook . We’re working with local schools and colleges in Southwark to celebrate the month and we’ll be holding events for our Youth Groups and clients throughout the month.
Dates for Youth Group activities (all on Wednesdays) are:
7th June Workshop activities
14th June Family trees
21st June Picnic with traditional food
28th June Planting pots and flowers
Why not ring (0774 553 9629) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) our Youth Worker, Caitlin, to book a place or find out more?
We are also planning a STAG soda bread making session on Wednesday, 28th June 12-2pm. You’ll get a chance to make traditional Irish soda bread (all ingredients supplied), some time to talk about how the huge rises in food prices are affecting you, and help available to eat a healthy diet on a budget. To find out more or book a place, you can ring (0775 912 7275) or e-mail (email@example.com) Noreen, our Health Worker.
We’re working with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and other GRT organisations in the capital to hold a celebratory GRTHM event at the New City Hall (the Crystal, E16) on Monday, 26th June 5-8pm. All are welcome, so get in touch with Alison (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like more details or to book a place.
Parliament is even getting involved this year with London Gypsies & Travellers Exhibition of Traveller History taking place from the 5th June – 8th June in the House of Commons.
Why not get involved over the month – you might be surprised at some of the things you learn – and hopefully have fun while you’re at it.