Support Initiatives
June 27, 2015

Furnish the Rroma Information Centre!

tags:#emancipation, #empowerment, #independence, #Rroma
by:Deniz Zehra Tavli

The Rroma Information Center (RIC) e.V. was founded in August 2011 and provides a platform for Rroma activists to raise their voices and show the variety of perspectives on topics like politics, education, art and culture and contribute to the (self-)reflection of society.

To this date, the concerns of Rroma people are primarily represented out of non-Rroma perspective which is why keywords linked to Rroma people, such as "not integrated", "uneducated" and "unprofessional", are dominant in society and become self-fulfilling prophecies. The Rroma Information Center wants to oppose an independent and emancipated team of activists providing a quality information-platform and a safe space for Rroma people.

Currently the RIC staff mostly works with donated old furniture and computers. The devices often behave faultily, the furniture doesn't really fulfill the needs of daily working routine. Unfortunately an application for financial support has been rejected recently. The RIC decided therefor to start a crowdfunding campaign to purchase the urgently needed material.

Help the RIC to furnish their work space and pledge for a more efficient Rroma Information Center!

Credits: "The Beauties of Auschwitz" by Ceja Stojkas, artist of Rroma descent
Photo: Diego Castellano
Call to Action
Furnish the Rroma Information Centre!