Ashoka Fellow
Czech Republic
Fellow Since 2006
This description of Ivan Vesely's work was prepared when Ivan Vesely was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
Ivan Vesely is reversing negative perceptions of the Romani minority in Central Europe through alternative Romani-produced media and public events. At the same time, Ivan encourages Romani people to self-organize around community problems, an essential part of overcoming their marginalized position in mainstream society.
The New Idea
The Problem
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