“Traveller Pride Week, a two-week event celebrating the culture, heritage and identity of Travellers, kicked off this week. The initiative aims to celebrate and promote the Traveller community’s unique contribution to Irish society while combating the discrimination and prejudice they face.
The theme for this year’s Traveller Pride Week is ‘A celebration of Traveller changemakers in Irish history’, which aims to unite Travellers and settled allies in promoting Traveller rights and contributing to positive change in Travellers’ lived experience in Ireland.
Events will take place across the country, including art exhibitions, film screenings, panel discussions, musical performances, workshops, and community gatherings.
Traveller Pride Week is funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and coordinated by the national Traveller organisations consisting of the National Traveller MABS, the Irish Traveller Movement, Involve Youth and Community Services, Pavee Point, the Parish of the Travelling People, Exchange House Ireland, Minceirs Whiden and the National Traveller Women’s Forum.”
For more info: https://www.wheel.ie/news/2023/07/traveller-community-celebrates-culture-identity-and-resilience-traveller-pride-week