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.
Isaac Blake, Chair of the London Committee says: “I am proud to be the chair on this important project and very excited to be able to support bringing my brothers and sisters together from around the world; this event is of huge significance as it is the 50th anniversary of the first Romani Congress. It is great to reflect back on the last 50 years and think forward to the next."
This work will be live-streamed on the RomaniStan website https://romanistan.com