GYPSY/TRAVELLERS - HAS TIME RUN OUT I MECOPP I CONVERSATIONS

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In partnership with MECOPP

Colin Clark has worked in Higher Education for over twenty years. He currently teaches Sociology and Social Policy at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) on the Paisley campus where he works as a Professor. Colin has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and his research and writing involves him working with Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities across the UK and Europe. He is on the Board of the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights as well as a Trustee of the Glasgow charity Romano Lav (Roma Voice). He occasionally tweets: @profcolinclark.

John Finnie MSP was born and brought up at Clunes, before joining the police in Leith in 1976. In 2011 John was elected to the Scottish Parliament as a List Member for the Highlands and Islands. John was appointed to the Justice and Equal Opportunities Committees.  John was also elected Convener of the Cross Party Group on Human Rights and Co-convener of the Cross Party Group on Drugs and Alcohol. John resigned from the SNP designating himself ‘Independent’ after the October 2012 Conference following its decision to reverse its policy on NATO membership. In October 2014 John joined the Scottish Green Party.”

It has been said that they face “the last acceptable form of racism in the UK”, Right? Wrong?  Should there be a right to a nomadic life in the 21st century or should we all just settle down?

Chair: Prof. Colin Clark I Speakers: John Finnie MSP, Representatives of the Gypsy/Traveller Community

  • Dates and Times Aug 13 at 18:00 
  • Venue St John's Church, Princes St (Venue 127), Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ (Hall at St John's)
  • Ticket Prices £5.00
  • Age Guidance +16
  • Category Conversations

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