Wednesday, March 20, 2013



Dear Friends,

It would make us very happy if you could join us for a film screening of an award winning documentary film, Our School, taking place on March 21, the United Nations Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Mona Nicoara, the producer and director, will be present to answer questions at both our free daytime screening for Toronto District School Board staff and students (made possible by Humber Cinemas, the Toronto Police Services Division 11, and the TDSB Equitable and Inclusive Schools Department), and the evening public screening at the Al Green Theatre.

Please see below for more information.

I am really looking forward to see our friends (old and new) at this landmark day for the Roma community. We have never had this type of event in our Canadian Romani history - it truly exemplifies the value of coming together as Canadians (schools, police, and community) to genuinely support anti-discrimination, education, inclusion, equity, anti-racism, and healthy communities.


Thank you my sisters and brothers in Toronto. Morgan

United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – film screening


IN RECOGNITION of the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – The Roma Community Centre presents OUR SCHOOL, a documentary film screening, as an initiative of the Roma Rising/Opre Roma project encouraging Romani youth to defy negative Gypsy stereotypes and break through the barriers of racism.

OUR SCHOOL is an award-winning documentary about four Romanian Roma ("Gypsy") children who participate in a project to desegregate the local school in their small Transylvanian town, struggling against tradition and bigotry with humor, optimism and sass. Shot over four years, the film tells a captivating, bitter-sweet and often funny story about hope, race and discrimination.

6:30 PM – Thursday

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