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so, i've been teaching english at this amazing nonprofit organization. i've offered to help one of the logisticians work on his technical english for an upcoming project in afghanistan. i met him yesterday afternoon and we went to a park that overlooks the entire city. we drank pivo and read legal documents. i really had a good time. we talked about our travels and humanitarian work. his english is better than he thinks and it was nice to hold a non academic conversation! i am realizing just how little i actually *speak* english these days. he has invited me to come to afghanistan when the semester ends. i think i may go for three or four weeks. they are running a couple of projects...one is to increase education through a teach the teacher program and the other is a water sanitation project. i've been looking for something to do with some of my summer and this may be the golden opportunity. i'll meet with him again tomorrow at another park that he says has the best view of the city and it is where the lovers go....i'll get pictures this time!
meanwhile...off to class...just a couple left!

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wandering does not make you a "gypsy."
why would you call yourself
after those who have no home?
long skirts and hoop earrings
do not make you a "gypsy."
why do you call yourself after
those who have no clothes?

"gypsy" is pejorative. please don't perpetuate the stereotype. educate yourself on what it really means to be a "gypsy" in this world.

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Decade of Roma Inclusion

Dženo Association

European Roma Rights Centre

Roma Balkans

Roma National Congress

Romani World

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Soros Roma Initiatives

Studii Romani

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