Roma fight stereotypes with concerts (PHOTOS)
It is time to fight stereotypes! This was the main goal of the organizers of the concert in the Radvanka neighborhood - the Society of Transcarpathian Roma "Roma" and the Transcarpathian Roma Congress "Pralipe."
With this concert, they celebrated the Day of the Roma, which took place in April this year. Youth Roma group "Luluditsa", "Sonyachna Radvanka" and other equally talented bands and performers sang, danced and skilfully played folk songs and world classics on musical instruments. Residents of the neighborhood are convinced that such events unite people.
After that, Serhiy Chichak - the Head of the Transcarpathian Roma Congress - wrote on his page in the social network Facebook:
"In the Radvanka neighborhood, in front of a large audience of Uzhgorod Roma, invited guests from the local authorities, local media and Roma leaders of the region, there was a public hearing on the topic: "Fighting negative stereotypes about the Roma through cultural and educational activities and attitudes of society" the purpose of was to promote the integration of the Roma community in the Ukrainian society through cooperation of leaders, active members of the Roma community and executive authorities and local governments in order to protect and promote the rights of socially disadvantaged Roma population in the region and to fight negative stereotypes about Roma through cultural and educational activities of Roma organizations and communities in Transcarpathia. Therefore, we must show the public that the Roma are not like people are used to see them. They have a unique culture and rich history, traditions and customs. There are a lot of talented Roma musicians, singers, composers, artists, writers and blacksmiths, masters of basket weaving. That is, friendly attitude of other Ukrainians to Ukrainian Roma should be the guarantee for the development of our culture and continued existence of the Roma people in Ukraine. First of all, fruitful cooperation with local authorities to integrate Roma in the civil society, to address common challenges and issues of our land and people" - Serhiy Chichak wtote.
The event was organized by the International Fund "Renaissance".
Я ром и прекрасно понимаю,что провели праздник совсем не потому что хотели обговорить вопрос интеграции ромов.а потому что деньги выделены фондом "Видродженя" нужно было использовать ищо на день ромов.но чтото произошло,праздник не провели и постал вопрос о возврате денег,а денег то нету!ну как там у нас принято говорить?лучше позже чем никогда.во так!