Elise Filo (France)


Elise Filo (France)

Elise Filo (Roma Community Centre - RCC): Elise is a human rights advocate and photographer, and a specialist on Roma rights. Prior to her fellowship, she studied at Emory University, the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts, and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. Elise also worked at the European Roma Rights Centre in Hungary, where she developed a deep understanding and commitment for the Roma. After her fellowship Elise wrote: "Talk to everyone, and involve them too. It just may be from those you would least expect it that you will learn the most."



20 Dec

ON TO THE NEXT STAGE

During our final meetings, our Roma quilters were busy presenting their work to a number

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Posted Dec 20, 2012

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28 Nov

BUT THERE’D BE NO “ROMANTIC” WITHOUT THE “ROMA”

Recent centuries have seen a number of prominent authors praise the romantic nature of Roma- their freedom, their beauty,

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Posted Nov 28, 2012

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08 Oct

KIDS WILL BE KIDS, CONDITIONS PERMITTING

In Lithuania, the first day of school (1 September) is marked by a compulsory free

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Posted Oct 08, 2012

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03 Oct

SO MUCH FOR THAT CUSHY DAY JOB

In late 2007, a woman became aware of a job opening at a café in

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Posted Oct 03, 2012

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28 Sep

TIPTOEING IN A GOOD DIRECTION

It’s Tuesday evening, the sun is slowly making it’s way down behind the Vilnius skyline

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Posted Sep 28, 2012

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24 Sep

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS, LEMONADE WOULD BE HEALTHIER

For as long as is now remembered, negative stereotypes have distinguished the Roma community as

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Posted Sep 24, 2012

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14 Sep

THE ART OF BAKING

What would an afternoon of quilting be without a wholesome snack? Our featured recipe today

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Posted Sep 14, 2012

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09 Sep

OF COURSE, THE HORSE IS STILL ROMANTIC…BUT A CAR WOULD BE PREFERABLE

The representation of romance of the imagery of Prince Charming riding into the sunset with

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Posted Sep 09, 2012

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26 Aug

CREATIVE WRITING MAY HAVE BEEN AN ASSET IN SCHOOL, BUT NOT HERE

This entry will address a comment on the former post “Not Quite the Neighborhood Welcoming

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Posted Aug 26, 2012

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20 Aug

BLANKET STITCHES, KNOTS AND SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES

To give an update on our quilting progress: it’s in the works!   Running Stitch

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Posted Aug 20, 2012

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