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and death of David Oluwale.

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King David & All Ah We Are Migrants

For the 2017 Leeds carnival, we commissioned King David Oluwale to perform with his 150 Migrant Masqueraders. We aimed to link the story of David Oluwale with the plight of those who migrate and seek refuge today. David was a British citizen. That was no protection when he was subjected to racism, police brutality, incarceration...

Film, poetry and art events in September/October

FILM on Thursday 20th September 2018, 7.30pm: In partnership with the Leeds Black Film Club, we are screening the important documentary film Blacks Brittanica that includes reference to the killing of David Oluwale. This is a rare chance to see a film made in 1978 that presents analysis of racism and anti-racist struggle from leading black British...

Join Leeds Uni Art Workshops in October 2018 (free)

Join the artist Scarlett Crawford in workshops where participants reflect on their experiences of race relations in Britain. No experience is required. The workshops run from Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th October in Leeds University Union. The work produced (drawing, photography and recordings) will be exhibited in the art department at Leeds University in December. Apply...

DOMA’s 5th Annual Report (2018)

Following the recent Annual General Meeting, DOMA is pleased to post its 5th Annual Report. It includes details and photos of our educational and campaigning work:  8th April 2017: Wandering Abroad poetry workshop (Roscoe Methodist Church, Leeds) 14th May 2017: Rise! music event (Wharfe Chambers, Leeds) 13th May 2017: Remembering Oluwale Anthology won the Saboteur...

On Freedom, Memory and David Oluwale

The Leeds Library teamed up with Melanie Abrahams (pictured) of Renaissance One in the first of a series of ‘salons’. The topic was Freedom. The #RememberOluwale charity was invited to contribute, and this is the talk I wrote. On Freedom & Remembering Oluwale The main speakers were #KeiMiller, #NaomiSumnerChan and #SaiMurray. (Event took place on 28.6.18)  ...

Was David Oluwale a martyr?

9. David Oluwale memory and martyrdom Max Farrar (FINAL 4) This is a chapter written by the Secretary to #RememberOluwale that debates whether or not David is a martyr. It includes the reason why we think Ellerker and Kitching should have been convicted of David’s murder. More information on the book in which this chapter...

Ishaq Imruh Bakari returns to Leeds to launch his poetry book (12.5.18)

WITHOUT PASSPORT OR APOLOGY You are invited to the Leeds launch of internationally renowned writer & film-maker Ishaq Imruh Bakari‘s latest poetry collection. This is a FREE EVENT on Saturday 12th May 2018, 1-3pm, at the Chapeltown Library, Reginald Centre, Chapeltown Road, Leeds LS7 3EX.  The venue is just a few yards from the place where the...

SEASON’S GREETINGS 2017

One of the highlights of the Remember Oluwale charity’s work this year was our contribution to the Leeds West Indian Carnival’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Here is the photo we used in our 2017 Season’s Greetings card: “All Ah We Are Migrants”: King David Oluwale and his Harrison Bundey Mama Dread Migrant Masqueraders at the 50th...

Remembering Oluwale Anthology — an ideal present!

Thinking about a present for a friend or family member? You can’t do better than Remembering Oluwale – An Anthology  Edited by SJ Bradley, with an introduction by Max Farrar, this prize-winning book includes extracts from published authors on David Oluwale (including Caryl Phillips, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Ian Duhig and Kester Aspden) as well as 26...

#RememberOluwale (DOMA) Annual Report for 2016-7

Here’s our annual report for our AGM in June 2017. It’s taken me all this time to insert the photos. (The above photo is in the report — RememberOluwale supported this event on Leeds Bridge on 20.1.71.) DOMA 4th Annual Report to 2017 pdf It’s not too long and it will keep you pretty well...
We are all migrants (3) Milda's story

We are all migrants (3) Milda’s story

Here’s another reflection on the experience of migration, this time from Lithuania. It’s part of our series arising from the participation of King David (Oluwale) in the All Ah We Are Migrants troupe formed by Harrison Bundey Mama Dread’s Masqueraders at the Leeds West Indian Carnival in August 2017. This story was recorded by our...
WE ARE ALL MIGRANTS (2) EMILY’S STORY

WE ARE ALL MIGRANTS (2) EMILY’S STORY

  Remember Oluwale was proud to work with the Harrison Bundey Mama Dread Migrant Masqueraders at the Leeds West Indian Carnival in August 2017. As this King David page explains, we created a Carnival King David, who lead over 100 migrant masqueraders through Chapeltown and Harehills on 28th August, Bank Holiday Monday. We handed out...