This year, on February the 20th, we commemorated the 165th anniversary of the Roma's emancipation. The Community Development Agency Foundation "Împreună" and the HoltIS Association have contributed to the knowledge of thehistory of our Roma neighbours through didactic activities supported by teachers.
For five centuries, the Roma have been subjected to inhumane treatment, enduring physical abuse, starvation, rape and even murder, without anyone being held accountable. On February the 20th 1856the ruler of Wallachia Barbu Știrbei (1849-1856) abolished slavery through the "Law for the emancipation of all Gypsies in the Principality of Wallachia".
Romania has had the longest period of slavery of all time (almost 500 years). However, the painful past of the Roma is unfortunately not known by a large part of the population. For this reason, we promoted Roma history as our history, everyone's history, in order to build an inclusive society.
Am lansat provocarea oricărui cadru didactic care predă în România să se înscrie la activitate prin intermediul platformei online qie.ro. În urma înscrierii, cadrul didactic a avut acces la două materiale pe baza cărora să desfășoare o activitate cu elevii (film „Lunga robie a omului”, însoțit de fișe de lucru pentru elevi).
This way, 2350 teachers from 1467 schools au pornit drumul cunoașterii a mii de rotițe – ale minții și ale inimii. Cu ocazia celebrării a 165 de ani de la dezrobirea romilor, 𝗽𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲 𝟰𝟬 𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝗱𝗲 𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗶 𝗮𝘂 𝗰𝘂𝗻𝗼𝘀𝗰𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮 (𝗿)𝗼𝗺𝘂𝗹𝘂𝗶 𝗱𝗲 𝗹𝗮̂𝗻𝗴𝗮̆ 𝗲𝗶! Au aflat povești pe care nu le știau sau la care nu s-ar fi gândit vreodată.
We are happy to rediscover the need to (re)discover the history, of each and everyone of us, and we hope that inclusiveness will be a principle that is as common in our minds as it is in our souls.
We thank all those who have helped spread the knowledge of the Roma contribution in Romania!
Together we share the story of our Roma neighbours.