U.S. Embassy Celebrates International Roma Day

In recognition of International Roma Day on April 8, the U.S. Embassy in Prague celebrates the rich Romani culture with several events this week. To kick off the activities, the U.S. Embassy in Prague’s American Center will host a special film screening of “Gypsy Caravan,” on April 4 at 6 p.m. From April 5-8, the Romani flag will fly in front ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Awards Media Prize at the 2016 Roma Spirit Awards

U.S. Ambassador Schapiro attended the 2016 Roma Spirit Awards on December 10, where he awarded the media prize to Czech Television reporter Richard Samko. In his remarks, Ambassador Schapiro emphasized: “When the media cover cases of exclusion and discrimination, exposing these human rights violations, it increases awareness and understanding from the public, decreasing tolerance for these practices.” Before ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits City of Kadan with Successful Roma Integration

U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro joined Minister for Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Jiri Dienstbier during a visit to the city of Kadan in Northwest Bohemia on April 22. Together with officials from the Agency for Social Inclusion, they met representatives of the local socially excluded area in Prunerov populated predominantly by Roma, and a vocational ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches Roma Fellowship for Future Roma Leaders

Prague, March 11, 2016 — The U.S. Embassy Prague has launched 9-month fellowships for five Roma university students and graduates through the “Roma Fellowship” program. The program is being implemented by the NGO Slovo 21. The goal of the Roma Fellowship program is to give the fellows an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills ...
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U.S. Fulbright Scholar Meets Romani Musicians in Brno

Deputy Cultural Attaché Tony Jones and U.S. Fulbright Scholar Derrais Carter visited the Roma Museum in Brno and met with a group of talented Romani musicians working with Mr. Gejza Horváth. Dr. Carter discussed the the influence of African-American music during a Black History Month program at the Roma Museum. In the United States, February ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports the 5th Roma Spirit Award

The 5th annual Roma Spirit Award ceremony which took place to mark International Human Rights Day on 10th December to recognize and support advocates of improvement of the situation of Roma in the Czech Republic, awarded individuals and institutions in five categories. The first place in the category Company-Employer supporting projects on social assistance and ...
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The American Center Hosts Romano Suno (Romani Dream) Award Ceremony

The American Center hosted the the Romano Suno (Romani Dream) contest award ceremony on December 10th. The literary and art contest has been organized by the NGO Nová škola (New School) since 1997 to motivate Roma children and teenagers to express their experience of the world around them in their native language, which is rarely ...
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Marie Gottfriedová Receives Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award for Human Rights

On the occasion of the anniversary of International Human Rights Day (December 10), U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew H. Schapiro presented on December 9 the Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award to Marie Gottfriedová, Director of the elementary school in Trmice, for successfully implementing and advocating for inclusive education in the Czech Republic. “As the ...
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