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 McKay on ‘radical gardening’ (all relating to the David Oluwale Memorial Garden, starting this April).
There will be poetry from Zena Edwards and music from Morgan Murphy Malik and Steve Travers. And some wine afterwards.
This afternoon and evening event on Friday 26th February 2016 has been primarily organised by Andrew Warnes at the School of English at Leeds University, who are hosting the event. This is an exciting new partnership for the Remember Oluwale charity and we are very grateful for the support we are receiving from the university. We are also grateful for financial support from ‘Gifting Leeds’.
The event is free but you must book a ticket on EventBrite which also includes the venue and timings for the event.
Full details on our Facebook page [please ‘like’ us if you haven’t done already!] and on this poster [please circulate the poster far and wide]