promoting knowledge and
understanding of the life
and death of David Oluwale.

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Remembering David (d. 1969) and Christopher (d.1998)

Here are the #RememberOluwale slides we used at the event last night discussing the deal in custody of Christopher Alder in 1998, and David Oluwale’s life and death (1949- 1969). David O life presentation PDF This is probably the most succinct account we’ve produced so far of David’s abjection. We are very grateful to Dr Say Burgin...

February 2017 events

#RememberOluwale is supporting two events this month: Conversations in Black History (1st) and the film Generation Revolution (10th). We hope people in our near Leeds will join us. Conversations in Black History (on Wednesday 1st Feb 2017) includes Janet Alder speaking about the death in police custody in Hull of her brother Christopher, and Mahalia France-Mir (Board...

Remembering Oluwale – An Anthology published

Three Minutes of Empathy View the poetry/film here Remembering Oluwale Anthology is now published. We’ve just awarded the prizes and launched the book arising from our David Oluwale Writing competition. Remembering Oluwale – An Anthology (edited by SJ Bradley, Valley Press, 2016) and the winning entries are announced on the Big BookEnd’s site here. We offer our huge congratulations to...

Oluwale Writing Prize long-list

Twenty-six writers of poetry and short stories responding to David Oluwale have been selected and the winners will be announced on 27th April. 70 entries were received in a competition organised by Fictions of Every Kind and the Big Bookend in partnership with the RememberOluwale charity. The world-renowned writers Caryl Phillips (author of one of...

The David Oluwale Writing Prize deadline looms

The 1971 ‘Remember Oluwale’ graffiti has inspired writers and poets. Our Writing Prize  offers more opportunities to reflect on David’s life and the issues it provokes. Please contribute — the deadline (6th March 2016) approaches fast. A book containing the best entries will be published in June 2016. Our high-profile judges are Caryl Phillips, Marina Lewycka...

Impressive line-up for our next event: Gary Younge, Caryl Phillips and more (26.2.16)

Renowned Guardian journalist Gary Younge will talk about the relationship between David Oluwale’s life and the US campaigns #blacklivesmatter. Plus Caryl Phillips on researching and writing his piece on David (‘Northern Lights’ in his Foreigners: Three English Lives (2007); Corinne Silva on her film about David, Wandering Abroad and her current gardens of resistance project; Kasia Boddy and George...

Our latest Annual Report (2014-5)

This report was presented to our AGM in April 2015. It includes our accounts and tells you what we accomplished last year. We hope you enjoy reading it (and looking at the photos). Annual Report 2014 final PDF
Virtual Migrants perform Continent Chop Chop (with Remember Oluwale workshop)

Virtual Migrants perform Continent Chop Chop (with Remember Oluwale workshop)

RememberOluwale partnered with the amazing Virtual Migrants arts collective for the Leeds leg of their national tour with Continent Chop Chop, their climate justice performance which foregrounds migration issues arising from global warming. Sai Murray (poet and Board member of RememberOluwale, seen in the photo above) devised the programme and led an afternoon workshop with members...
Updating on the work of Remember Oluwale

Updating on the work of Remember Oluwale

Thanks to Leeds Printing Company we have a new banner: click here to view it Social Justice banner card Work on the Memorial Garden is continuing: With Pippa Hale at The Tetley and Simon Baker of Group Ginger architects an interim plan for the Garden is being developed while we commission a public artist for a full-scale...
Remembering David in history, poetry, music and film

Remembering David in history, poetry, music and film

There is now a considerable body of work which reflects on David Oluwale's life and tragic death. This long essay by Max Farrar, Secretary to the David Oluwale Memorial Association, discusses several of the most substantial works, starting with Ron Phillips's important article 'The Death of One Lame Darkie' (1972).
Oluwale Partnership Symposium - Reports and photos

Oluwale Partnership Symposium – Reports and photos

We received very positive feedback from the Symposium -- thanks again to our partners in organising this: Together for Peace, Touchstone, LASSN, St George's Crypt and the Centre for Applied Social Research at Leeds Beckett University, whose generosity in letting us use the fabulous facilities at the university's Rose Bowl meant that the event was...
Oluwale Partnership Symposium 17th April 2015

Oluwale Partnership Symposium 17th April 2015

Remember Oluwale has been working hard with a team of collaborators to create a unique event in Leeds, UK, on 17th April 2015. This post advertises the programme that we’ve devised for the day. It includes links to all the people who will make short contributions to the plenary sessions. But we’re using Open Space...