Thursday, 19 June 2008

I missed an important event last night but my colleague Rehana Minhas, Director for Equality and Entitlement, attended and sent me this e-mail...

"Dear Chris, The Gypsy Roma Traveller Exhibition was opened at the Leeds Central Library yesterday evening. It is excellent, inspirational and I would encourage all colleagues to make time to see it. It has the work of GRT artists as well as the winning entries for the national poster competition for the GRT History month. It was wonderful seeing the pride with which a 7 year old showed her mum her work- a Leeds entry which was a runner up for the national competition. Peter Saunders, Til Wright and the team have worked incredibly hard with brilliant creative ideas for the engagement of schools both in Leeds and nationally. Congratulations and well done. Rehana"

It is great to see colleagues leading the way nationally to raise awareness and challenge stereotypes in such an important area. I hope that you will be able to get to the Central Library to see the exhibition.


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