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Re-thinking Roma Resistance is a European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) project, funded by Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft (EVZ foundation). Developed between October 2019 and December 2020 with the support of 12 Roma and non-Roma expert researchers, the project sought to initiate change in the European historical and cultural narrative concerning Roma. Namely, the project seeks to challenge dominant discourses which regard Roma as victims, and instead focus on individual stories of Roma heroism and bravery. By “rethinking Roma resistance”, the project provides evidence of multiple ways in which Roma not only fought against oppression and injustice, but also provides a vivid testimony of Roma contribution to national and European struggles for freedom, democracy and justice across Europe.
Real-life individual stories of Roma heroism and bravery across history
Interactive map to discover places across Europe that commemorate events of Roma Resistance
Selected bibliography of academic and non-academic sources documenting the history of Roma Resistance
Discover more about “Re-Thinking Roma Resistance”, including project objectives, past events and the team of researchers
Educational board game featuring real-life stories of 24 Roma heroes
Book edited by Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka and Jekatyerina Dunajeva, with chapters written by a diverse group of researchers collaborating with the “Re-thinking Roma Resistance” project.
*Sites of Resistance and Bibliography coming soon