Video: young people talk about hate crime

In this video from Travelling Ahead, young Gypsies and Travellers talk about what hateful comments and coverage mean to them

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BetsyCaravan3

Now I can hold ignorance to account

July 2, 2018

I’ve just turned 24 years young: a ripe and tender age, I hear many gorje (non-Romany Travellers) say. The time for independence, travel, degrees, proper jobs and mortgages. But some of my family have a different take, often declaring: “Ain’t it about time yer settled down Bet? Find yerself a nice travelling man to look after …

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People want to help us

February 28, 2018

On 14th February, LGT’s Campaigns and Community Development Officer Clemmie James and intern Angela Mahoney spoke at the International LUSH Summit in central London. LUSH funds grassroots groups and organisations working in human, animal, ocean and environmental rights and has supported LGT’s #Weareallsomanythings campaign. LGT was asked to talk about how the law has affected Gypsies …

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Elizabeth Blanchett

I confronted him and told him who I was

April 18, 2017

My name is William Smith – Billy for short – and I’m interning with LGT, I will be helping with social media as well as promoting our anti-prejudice campaign that will launch 8th May.  Although I can’t release much information yet… What I can tell you is that this campaign will be exposing and dismantling …