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  • the gypsies in sajokaza live in shacks, built as temporary shelters for miners decades ago. they have no running water in their homes. down the street the white hungarians live in pretty cottages, roses in their gardens. the gypsy women told me their husbands are all in jail for stealing their neighbors' electric current.

    generations of poverty and despair. but our friends there have started their own organization to improve the life of their community. the jai bhim network, inspired by dr. ambedkar and the jai bhim movement in india.

    like dr. ambedkar's people in india, the hungarian gypsies consider themselves the "untouchables" in europe. so now they are building their own schools, creating vibrant art projects and advocating for legal justice. they are looking for solutions to their own problems, inspired by a non-european model of social change. jai bhim.
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