Juan de Dios Ramírez Heredia
|Doctor:||Juan de Dios Ramírez Heredia|
|Proposal:||Faculty of Educational Sciences|
|Sponsor:||Prof. Dr. Antonio Moreno Verdulla|
|Celebration:||Grand Theatre Falla – Cadiz 20th of February 2008|
He belonged, in the first place, to the Union of Democratic Center from where he integrated himself in the Socialist Workers Party Spanish. He was elected Deputy for Barcelona in 1977, becoming the first gipsy deputy and actively participating in constitutional debates. There remains for history the speech he delivered before the House on 7th of June 1978, which earned him the reputation of a great orator.
He is a founding member and president of the Romany Union, from which he has carried out an extensive work of recognition, diffusion and vindication of the gypsy community, its culture and its values. His main publications and studies pursue the aims of formation and knowledge between gadyés and Gypsies.