Event description courtesy of the Roma Peoples Project at Columbia University.
This special event for the Roma Peoples Project’s online educational festival—On Roma Matters & Other Compelling Stories—is a conversation between Dr. Vishakha Desai and Roma Peoples Project founder, Cristiana Grigore. Building on Dr. Desai’s expertise in the field of global thought, the conversation will explore issues of identity, belonging, roots and rootlessness.
The On Roma Matters & Other Compelling Stories festival is part of a fundraising campaign to support the Roma Peoples Project at Columbia University. If you want to support us directly, please consider making a donation though our Columbia University giving portal and sending a screenshot or confirmation of it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have planned an exciting series of workshops, bringing together 20 fantastic speakers, which will run online from May 30th to June 30th. The festival provides an uplifting and nuanced look at Roma matters and other relevant topics related to identity, justice, arts and well-being—spotlighting stories from Roma and Roma allies.
Every ticket you purchase for the festival will provide critical funds necessary for continuing our activities at the Roma Peoples Project. Please read the full event description here.
The full program of presentations and speaker bios is available online. Our remaining festival events are as follows:
CRISTIANA GRIGORE | June 25, 2020, 6.00 PM EDT | Gratitude Time
VISHAKHA DESAI in conversation with CRISTIANA GRIGORE | June 26, 2020, 12.00 PM EDT | Roma and the Global: The Contemporary Context
ON ROMA RESILIENCE & OTHER COMPELLING STORIES: AN ONLINE GALA | June 30, 2020, 7.00-9.00 PM EDT