Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month (GRTHM)
GRTHM has taken place annually throughout June since 2008 with the purpose of celebrating the contribution of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities to British society both historically and today, and to the vibrancy of life in the UK. It also provides an opportunity to raise awareness of and explore the history, culture and language of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.
The month sets out to challenge myths, tackle prejudice, and offer a balanced debate about the issues facing the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in the UK today. This is usually achieved through schools, libraries and museums across the UK providing activities and information to overcome stereotypes and support community cohesion. Due to the current pandemic, sharing online resources are the primary way that organisations have been encouraged to recognise the event.
Below are some resources to learn more about the heritage, experiences and current issues of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities.
Published 04/06/2020 by Rachel Lawson