But patrina kater ruhkendar, avendar kater kodo vesh 
                                      te le purden hi po o kodo baval!

              ROMANI ROOTS

             In the Beginning............
In 2007, it became apparent to members of the Gypsy & Traveller

community that much of our cultures, languages etc where being lost
 
through time and integration.



Many elders of the Travelling community held these things
 
to be private, and still do, but as our children 

and grandchildren chose to marry outside of their cultures, 

these private and important essences where left unsaid, 

and were often not passed on.



It became evident that this was not a recent situation - 

many settled travellers refuse to pass on these cultural essentials - 

and this has been the way, sadly for many years.



Hence many generations are unaware of their heritage 

for one reason or another - and many, on finding that heritage, 

because of prejudices, prefer not to investigate further 

or acknowledge their cultural roots.



So ROMANI ROOTS was brought about 

by the need to educate and positively support those of 

Gypsy & Traveller heritage, 

and the need to educate and positively promote 

the Gypsy & Traveller to the Non-Traveller society.



The latter of the two has become as important as the first, 

after the arrival of such programmes 

such as BIG FAT GYPSY WEDDING!



This programme, and others like it have caused untold harm

and prejudice to the communities, and more importantly, 

to those of Gypsy & Traveller heritage, 

many of which now feel unable to be proud of their roots.




We are a non-profit, voluntary organisation, 

who work form our homes and via the internet, 

in order to promote pride, education and positive reinforcement

of the Gypsy &Traveller, 

for our communites, our descendants, those of our heritage 

and the greater society in which we live.

 

MEET THE RR COMMITEE:

 

CHAIR : ALDO GERMAN 
                                                  
SECRETARY / ADMIN : DEBBIE GERMAN

 

VICE-CHAIR: SHARON WILLIAMS

 

TREASURER: HELEN WILKES

 

I.T.  & SITE MANAGER: MATTHEW JONES

 

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT MANAGER : 
ROBERT WARRING

 

FUNDRAISING CO-ORDINATOR : SUE COOKE

 

YOUNG PEOPLES REPRESENTATIVE:
LINTON WILLIAMS

 

 

                          About us

All the creators/facilitators of this site are of  Romani heritage,

some are "full", others mixed -

but we make no distinction - ALL are Romani!

We range in age from the young adult to the mature and a number of

the creators/facilitators are also members of the committee for the

volunteer, non-profit organisation: 

Romani Roots

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