Invitation to international conference „Re-working the trauma: research on roma and jews in the Baltics and USA“

Rugsėjo 13 d. Nacionalinėje Martyno Mažvydo bibliotekoje vyks tarptautinė konferencija „Re-working the trauma: research on roma and jews in the Baltics and USA“, kurią organizuoja Romų visuomenės centras, daugiakultūris jaunimo centras „Padėk pritapti“ ir Lietuvos žydų bendruomenė. On the 13th of September The International conference “Re-working the trauma: research on Roma and Jews in the […]

“Esu Karolis. Samudaripen” (I am Karolis. Samudaripen)

On the 3th of August, 2022 in the “MO” museum took place a premiere of the play “I am Karolis, Samudaripen” with the actor Marius Jampolskis, the winner of the 3 awards of “silver cane” and a “golden cross” in the main role. It is the story about a child who really wanted to survive […]

Meeting with Vilnius district municipality

On July 21, a meeting with Vilnius district municipality occurred. During the meeting, the problems of Roma community members who lives in Vilnius district municipality, was discussed. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Vilnius District Municipality, representatives of the department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, representatives of […]

Meeting with Troškūnai municipality

A meeting of the representatives of the Department of National Minorities and municipality of Troškūnai town took place on the 20 of July, 2022. During the meeting the situation of the Roma community that lives in Troškūnai and the problems they are facing  were discussed, as well as the measures by which the Department of […]

Study visit to Poland

The study visit to Poland took place from 30th of May to 3th of June, 2022. During the study trip, The Auschwitz – Birkenau concentration camp was visited. About 20,000 Roma people were murdered there during the WWII, so this place is an important part of Roma History. Also during the visit, two meetings took […]

BAXT – photography exhibition at MO Museum in Vilnius

The latest photographs from the BAXT project, which has been documenting the life of Lithuanian Roma community for 20 years, made by the artist Andrew Miksys are presented in this exhibition for the first time. Andrew Miksys met all the people in the portraits in two decades of traveling all over Lithuania – from Vilnius […]

Congratulations to the Roma community on International Roma Day

The International Roma Day is celebrated on April 8. International Roma Day was declared in 1971. at the World Roma Congress in London, where an international organization representing Roma people “Union Romai International” was set up. The day was officially announced in 1990 at the Fourth World Roma Congress in Poland. To commemorate Roma Day, […]

An educational cycle of events for Roma youth using a theatrical approach

On March 14, 2022, an educational cycle of events aimed at strengthening the citizenship and social skills of Roma youth using theater methods was organized by the organized by the European Commission-funded project “Lithuanian Roma Platforms – going local (Part 5)” and the Vilnius City Branch of the Lithuanian Falcon Union “Help to Fit”. The aim […]

An educational event for Roma youth to commemorate the restoration of Lithuania’s independence

An educational event to promote the citizenship of Roma youth on the occasion of the restoration of Lithuania’s independence, organized by the European Commission-funded project “Lithuanian Roma Platforms – going local (Part 5)” and the Vilnius City Branch of the Lithuanian Falcon Union “Help to Fit”, occured on March 10, 2022. The event was dedicated […]

Presentation of the Lithuanian Roma Oral History Archive

On February 9, 2022 the presentation of the unique project “Archive of Lithuanian Oral History of the Roma” will take place in Martynas Mažvydas Library in Vilnius. During the project, researchers from Lithuania and other countries, experts in the Roma language and history collected ethnographic material about the Lithuanian Roma community, memories of the war, […]