International Traveller and Roma Day

International Traveller and Roma Day Flyer
Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 09:30 to 14:30
In front of Arts Building

The Maynooth University Access Programme is delighted to invite you all to join us in celebrating International Traveller and Roma Day on Thursday, 11 April. This day is a special occasion that recognises the rich cultural heritage of Traveller and Roma communities, while also shedding light on the challenges they face. It marks the opening day of the first World Roma Congress in London in 1971 and serves as an opportunity to celebrate Traveller and Roma culture and raise awareness about the human rights issues affecting Traveller and Roma communities across Europe.

At Maynooth University, we believe in fostering a community that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusivity in all aspects of campus life. By actively engaging with and acknowledging the rich heritage of Traveller and Roma communities, we reinforce our commitment to creating an environment where all students and staff feel valued and respected.

To commemorate this day, the Maynooth University Access Programme is organising various events across campus, including an immersive Traveller Living History Exhibition. This exhibition, presented by Meath Travellers Workshop, offers a glimpse into Traveller life in the 1950s. You'll have the chance to explore a fully restored Barrel Top Wagon, traditional tent, flat cart, and more. Experience the ambiance of a camp-fire setting and engage with storytellers to learn about the rich history and identity of Traveller culture.

Details of the Exhibition:
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024
Time: 9:30 - 14:00
Location: In front of the Arts Building

This exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for our community to come together, learn, and celebrate diversity. The day is supported by the Maynooth University Green Campus and Maynooth University Department of Applied Social Studies. We encourage you all to participate and show your support for Traveller and Roma culture.