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A campaign seeks to promote equal opportunities for the Roma community (18/05/2020)

| Puerto Lumbreras City Council collaborates with the municipality's Roma Development Plan in an online awareness campaign to promote equal opportunities for this community | Through different initiatives, it is about achieving the breakdown of erroneous ideas associated with the gypsy community and with the stereotypes associated with them.The Department of Education of the Puerto Lumbreras City Council, together with the municipal Social Services and the Fundación Secretariado Gitano, has launched an awareness campaign through the Internet, within the Gypsy Development Plan of the town of Puerto Lumbreras, aimed at citizens in general, with the aim of promoting equal opportunities and knowledge about this community.

According to the Councilor for Education, José Manuel Sánchez, it is about "reflecting on the prejudices, the erroneous ideas associated with the gypsy people, and their terrible impact on the day to day of these people". Among the activities that are part of this initiative, you can learn about the history, culture and symbols of the gypsy community through interesting resources available on the web

On the other hand, on YouTube you can view the video "from 0: the first video that has started with negative reproductions", which tells the story of Samara, a young gypsy who faces some barriers to fulfill her dreams.

The objective of this activity is to achieve the breakdown of erroneous ideas associated with the Roma community and with the stereotypes associated with them. Likewise, on the Facebook of the City Council of Puerto Lumbreras you can access various videos that are part of the "Referents" initiative; an exhibition of gypsy people between 26 and 30 years old from different parts of the Region of Murcia, who do not comply with stereotypes and act as an example for the gypsy and non-gypsy population.

In general, they are university graduates and responsible in different areas of our society. This campaign is subsidized by the Murciano Institute for Social Action; European Social Fund; Ministry of Women, equality, LGTBI, Families and Social Policy of the Region of Murcia; Ministry of Social Rights and 2030 Agenda; developed by the Fundación Secretariado Gitano and in collaboration with the Puerto Lumbreras City Council.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Puerto Lumbreras

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