November 8

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Breaking News No More: Life for Roma in Greece a Year after “Maria”

by Nikolia Apostolou

For Lefteris Konstantinidis, a 34-year-old lawyer, a normal day in his new office is busy. The phone rings often; he runs around printing new case files and continues to take on new clients. His schedule is exhausting, but he still enjoys his work.

On top of his job, Konstantinidis dedicates his out of work hours to helping out his own community: the Roma. He promised himself he would never stop helping his community—no matter how hard it is to balance the two worlds.

Like most Roma, Konstantinidis dropped out of school to start work when he was ten, but despite the hardship, he managed to fulfill his dream of becoming a lawyer.

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