SIM Ep 388 Chops 167: Fighting racism against Gypsies, Roma and Travellers
June is Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month, which exists to raise awareness about these communities within the UK. That’s 300,000 people, and sadly, if not unsurprisingly, they’re facing racism on an individual and systemic level every day. And so Mickey caught up with Josie O Driscoll, director of GATE Herts and founder of Report Racism GRT, and Professor Margaret Greenfields, professor of Social Policy and Community Engagement at Buckinghamshire New University. Margaret shares some pretty horrifying headline findings from a forthcoming report into racism against GRT communities and suggests ways those outside of the communities can be better allies, and Josie tells us about the hard work being done within GRT communities to call out the racism they face, as well as own the communities’ problems and move forwards. #GRTHM #GRTHM2020
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