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DESIGN REQUIRED FOR UK HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL

  The Government-appointed Holocaust Commission

is scheduled this year to erect a permanent Memorial

to victims of the European Nazi regimes of the Second

World War.  It will be located in the Victoria Gardens,

close to Parliament in central London.

Although both the Government and the Commission itself

have turned a deaf ear to requests that Roma representatives

be appointed to the Commission, and its successor the

Holocaust Memorial…

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Added by Stoimen on February 18, 2017 at 1:30 — No Comments

R.I.P. VALERY NOVOSELSKY

photo taken in The Hague in 2011, 5 years ago, when Valery was in the Netherlands and we went together to see a common friend in The Hague,…

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Added by Stoimen on September 7, 2016 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

FUTURE FOR WWW.KHETANES.ORG ?

Dear all,

On 25 May 2016, I have sent a message to all 1100 Khetanes members (see below).

Who wants to continue our website in the years to come?

Khetanes has been started in 2010, almost 6 years ago. The butterfly logo has been designed…

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Added by Stoimen on July 18, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

IMPORTANT EVENT IN SIBIU - ROMANIA

FUNDATIA SOCIAL CULTURALA A ROMILOR

 “ION CIOABA”

Sos. Alba Iulia, bl. 16, 2400 Sibiu, Romania;

Inreg. ca pers. juridica poz: 82/1998; autor. SC 249/98,nr inreg.: 2/927/IV

Cod fiscal nr.: 10682924

Tel.:040 369 402034 ;Mobille:040 744 920291 ; Fax: 040 269 229863     E-Mail: office@icfoundation.ro ;luminita_cioaba@yahoo.com…

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Added by Stoimen on June 15, 2016 at 22:00 — No Comments

UELI ELLENBERGER, REST IN PEACE!

For those who don't know Ueli, he was the husband of Mariella Mehr, the great author, poet and activist from Switzerland who fought during her whole life to open the files of the Swiss authorities and the Foundation Pro Juventute.

Pro Juventute had a semi-official policy regarding Romani (in Switzerland: Yenish) children. This special programme was called "Kinder der Landstrasse" or "Children from the Road. Romani children were separated from their own parents, in order to be raised…

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Added by Stoimen on February 4, 2016 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Dr. Donald Kenrick: R.I.P.

Text below has been written by Thomas Acton:

Dr Donald Kenrick, one of the great names in Romani Studies and activism, and a kind and generous friend to so many, died this morning at 3.15 am after suffering a heart attack in the West Middlesex Hospital, where he had been for about a week.…

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Added by Stoimen on November 12, 2015 at 13:03 — 1 Comment

I.M. ALBERT SIEBELINK

Albert Siebelink passed away on 30 September 2015, at the age of 65 years

(oil portrait by George Vasilescu, made in May 2015)

International Gipsy Festival…

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Added by Stoimen on October 6, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

A CHILD HAS DIED, by Juan de Dios Ramírez Heredia

A child has died. Heaven has gained another angel

Hunger and fear are stronger than barbed-wire fences.

 

This morning when I saw the photographs of Aylan Kurdi, the small Syrian child that drowned on a Mediterranean beach in…

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Added by Stoimen on September 17, 2015 at 23:30 — No Comments

KHETANES' LETTER TO THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE

Amalale,

In the past 3 months, many messages have been distributed by Open Society Foundations on establishing a European Roma Institute (ERI)

Extended correspondences and long Skype meetings with prominent Khetanes members (academics, artists and activists) on the ERI issue, made me decide to send the following letter to the Secretary General's Special Representative on Roma related issues, Mr. Ulrich Bunjes:…

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Added by Stoimen on July 13, 2015 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

ERTF & KHETANES: English / Français / Romani ch'ib / Deutsch

EUROPEAN ROMA AND TRAVELLERS…

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Added by Stoimen on April 15, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

IN MEMORIAM GÜNTER GRASS

Günter Grass

On 13 April, author and Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass passed away in the age of 87 years. For many years, Günter Grass supported Roma and Sinti. His wife, Ute, also got engaged in the Foundation "Stiftung zugunsten des Romavolkes". Günter Grass was one of the Honorary Supporters of World Artists Initiative "Khetanes". We are grateful for his firm dedication and commitment. May his soul rest in peace!…

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Added by Stoimen on April 14, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

FIRST WORLD CONFERENCE OF 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE

From 3 to 8 June, the first International 100 Thousand Poets for Change World Conference will take place in Salerno, Italy. Also Poets from World Artists Initiative Khetanes will participate!…

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Added by Stoimen on March 27, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Introduction of our new tab..." ROMANI REPORTS "....!

Under this tab, you will find interesting news on art, culture, history and media, gathered by: Wout J. van Vloten. Wout is also editor of the World Artists Initiative "Khetanes" page on Facebook. Articles published here can also be found…

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Added by Stoimen on February 13, 2015 at 20:30 — 11 Comments

ROMA STEREOTYPE blog

Roma Stereotype blog

by Monica Bodirsky



Truth and Myth

 

Racial stereotypes are damaging because they are a distilled version of an entire culture or race. Stereotypes reduce a group or culture to a one-dimensional caricature by ignoring aspects of complexity and diversity. Sadly, despite the inaccuracies and often-ludicrous portrayals of Romani…

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Added by Stoimen on February 12, 2015 at 22:00 — 2 Comments

Info Khetanes

World Artists Initiative "Khetanes" started its website in October 2010. The site was initiated by Els de Groen, writer, poet, journalist and former Member of the European Parliament (2004-2009), where Romani issues were one of her priorities. In less than a month, 100 artists and scholars joined the website. Many…

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Added by Stoimen on November 13, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

ROMANI EYES ON GYPSY FILM

Romani Eyes on Gypsy Film

Summary: The Romani figure has, since the time of silent film, found representation on the silver screen.  Whether as a main character, (or much more frequently as a cameo or a supporting role,) a myriad of cinematic…

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Added by Stoimen on September 10, 2014 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

IS ROMA CULTURE A SUBCULTURE, DAMAGING MAINSTREAM CULTURE?

On 2 July 2014, The Romanian Peasant Museum in Bucharest opened its doors to host an exhibition of paintings, called “Confluence, influence – in art?”. All paintings have been made by the Roma painter and sculptor George Mihai Vasilescu, also present on this Khetanes site and member of the Visual Arts and Paintings Group. The exhibition of paintings of manele musicians, that will last until 8 July 2014, caused a stir in Romanian press and social media. The director of the…

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Added by Stoimen on July 6, 2014 at 17:30 — 16 Comments

IMPRESSIONS FROM "ROMA-EMBER AGAINST RACISM", Zürich 20/21 June

There were 16 bands, but quite easily it could have been 20. That big was the enthusiasm of musicians to contribute to the benefit concerts at the first Roma-Ember Against Racism Festival in the Alte Kaserne in Zürich, even if they had to travel 10 hours or more.…

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Added by Stoimen on June 29, 2014 at 22:30 — 8 Comments

INTERNATIONAL ROMA FESTIVAL "ROMA-EMBER AGAINST RACISM" June 2014 Zürich, CH

TWO DAYS ROMA FESTIVAL "ROMA-EMBER AGAINST RACISM"

Alte Kaserne Zürich Switzerland, 20 and 21 June 2014

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Added by Stoimen on February 27, 2014 at 16:30 — 3 Comments

UN Holocaust commemoration: 500.000 up to 1.000.000 OTHER VICTIMS

Painting by Gabi Jimenez:

"Les camps - pendus"

(The camps -

hanging)



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Added by Stoimen on January 25, 2014 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

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