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

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Events

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...

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...
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...
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...
#BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter

RememberOluwale is delighted to be working with the British campaign group that is explaining the protests in Ferguson, Ohio against the killing of Michael Brown last November. Board member Sai Murray will be speaking alongside Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter at the Leeds West Indian Centre on Wednesday 4th February 2015. Partners in this event...
45 Years On: Fundraising event for the David Oluwale Memorial Garden - programme

45 Years On: Fundraising event for the David Oluwale Memorial Garden – programme

Announcing the final programme for the major event at Left Bank, Leeds, on Saturday 3rd May 2014, organised by Masters students at Leeds Metropolitan University with help from our charity . . .   It’s exactly 45 years since David died REMEMBER OLUWALE FUNDRAISING EVENT Celebrating Diversity in Leeds Saturday 3rd May 2014, 7-10pm At...
Remembering Oluwale: Performance 23rd January 2013

Remembering Oluwale: Performance 23rd January 2013

Remembering Oluwale: Part 1 – Performance (23rd January 2013) DOMA has commissioned Khadijah Ibrahiim with Leeds Young Authors, and Rommi Smith with the Baggage Handlers to create a programme of poetic and place-based activities. With food and music, the event will be hosted by Chijioke John Ojukwu of the Nigerian Community in Leeds. The event will demonstrate...
Leeds BHM event

Leeds BHM event

Max Farrar will be giving a short presentation about the David Oluwale Memorial Association as part of Leeds Black History Month at the City Museum on Thursday 25th October. There will also be a screening of Corinne Silva’s short film Wandering Abroad which traces David’s journey down the river Aire, his final journey, but also narrates...

Past events

Past events include: Friday 1st February 2008 – Service in support of rough sleepers, Leeds Parish Church, 7 pm Monday 31st March 2008 – Professor Caryl Phillips on the meaning of David’s life and death in Leeds, and Ian Duhig (Eliot Poetry Prize Nominee) reading his poem about David. 7 pm Leeds West Indian Centre,...