The intiative was generated by the need to react to the series of attacks that, in the last two years, had targeted Gipsies in Hungary. There was the need to show closeness and solidarity with the sorrow of the victims. But also expressing the clear rebuttal of prejudice and of verbal and physical violence that not only wound the victims but also the perpetrators and the whole society.
Among others participate to the Conference: Péter Szőke, of the Community of Sant’Egidio in Hungary and official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Katalin Katz, of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, internationally renowned expert of the holocaust of the Roma; Ceija Stojka, Roma writer, a surviver of the holocausts; Janos Ladányi, of the Univeristy Corvinus of Budapest; mons. Marco Gnavi, of the Community of Sant’Egidio; mons. János Székely, Auxiliary Bishop of Esztergom-Budapest, who is in charge for the Bishop Conference for the work with Gypsies. They will also be joined by a Hungarian Roma who is the mother and grandmother of two Gypsies that have been killed last year in Tatárszentgyörgy.