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People of different nationalities of different ages and professions came to the International Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day on August 2 to commemorate the Roma who were tortured in the beginning of the Second World War. The musical poetic composition "Babi Yar. Let's live, Roma!” was presented by Roma Academic Music and Drama Theater "Romance".
From July 17, the second series of the educational video "Lessons of the Romani Language" is in public access. This is the second thematic cartoon, created by a team from Lviv led by a young Roma activist Oleksandr Grygorychenko. Legal Space waited for the premiere on YouTube and introduces viewers to the new animated video.
An annual conference of scholars and graduates of the program "Jurisprudence and Humanities" of the Roma Educational Fund took place in Kyiv on July 10 and 11. This year it gathered more than 50 scholars from Ukraine, Moldova and Russia.
Two legal lessons were held for adolescents by lawyers and volunteers from Cherkasy NGO "Law Center". Now, the students of the Cherkasy Physics and Mathematics Lyceum and the Smila Boarding School know about discrimination, in particular against the Roma minority, how to recognize and prevent manifestations of hostile attitude towards people on the grounds of "being different".
The tragedy in the village of Vilshany of the Kharkiv region, where the Roma were killed, gave rise to a press briefing on May 26 at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center. Human rights activists and a representative of the Ombudsman talk about the systematic manifestations of xenophobia, the inaction of the authorities and urge the National Police to investigate hate crimes.
For the first time the Roma program was presented at the Book Arsenal Festival. During 4 days - from May 17 till May 20 - events on the grounds of the international festival introduced visitors to the Roma culture: literature, theater, documentary, science and education.