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

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...
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...
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...
#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...
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...
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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
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...
Join us on 17th April to change Leeds

Join us on 17th April to change Leeds

  Do you work with people in Leeds who are marginalised and excluded because of their homelessness, mental ill-health, destitution, alcohol problems? Or because they are seeking asylum, been in prison, criminalised, or because they are people of colour? David Oluwale, found dead in the River Aire in 1969, endured all of these troubles for...
The 'unreported and amazing' case of Tony Stock: another miscarriage of justice in Leeds

The ‘unreported and amazing’ case of Tony Stock: another miscarriage of justice in Leeds

Jon Robins’ meticulous and revelatory new book The First Miscarriage of Justice (Waterside Press, 2014) is a must-read for people who want to get a deeper understanding of the British criminal justice system. It’s about Tony Stock, who was accused of a violent robbery at the Merrion Centre in Leeds in 1970. The book is particularly relevant...

Remember Oluwale Annual Report

Here is the first Annual Report of our charity (up to 31 May 2014). It’s full of information and photos. It includes our Accounts.  It’s well worth a read. DOMA Annual Report 2014 final But if you are too much of a hurry, it opens with this “impact statement”: The David Oluwale Memorial Association has...
Progress report - developing the Memorial Garden

Progress report – developing the Memorial Garden

As you’ve seen in earlier posts, Leeds Met University (now Leeds Beckett University) students have produced a model and drawings for the David Oluwale Memorial Garden. We are now working on detailed costings for the Garden’s various elements. The basic groundwork will be done by Leeds City Council’s Environment Agency flood-defence programme, and the beautiful...
The Fundraiser - Saturday 3rd May 2014

The Fundraiser – Saturday 3rd May 2014

Thanks to the Leeds Met University International Events Management Masters’ students we have a superb fund-raising event coming soon. It includes live performances, global foods, arts and crafts and (short) speeches, including an address by the President of the Nigerian Community Leeds. If you are anywhere near Leeds on 3rd May, please make every effort...

Linton Kwesi Johnson remembered Oluwale right from the start

A supporter on our Facebook page has just sent us this link to a poem by the great Linton Kwesi Johnson – backed here by the Dennis Bovell band – which contains a reference to David.  It’s so good we thought we should post it here

Remember Oluwale garden design now completed

Thanks to a wonderful team of third year students at Leeds Met University studying landscape architecture and art and garden design, we now have a plan for the Memorial Garden for David Oluwale. All being well it will be built in the Spring of 2015. The land, on Water Lane, just near Leeds Bridge in...
Stop scapegoating migrants and change the economy

Stop scapegoating migrants and change the economy

Our ‘Remember Oluwale’ project starts with the knowledge that David Oluwale came to the UK as what would now be called an ‘illegal immigrant’.  (At the time, by stowing away in a cargo ship he was simply in breach of maritime regulations.) Thus we are educating and campaigning on the complex issue of migration, and...
The precarious lives of asylum seekers who undergo forced labour

The precarious lives of asylum seekers who undergo forced labour

This excellent article by Jon Burnett of the Institute of Race Relations reports and comments on important research undertaken by our friends at the Universities of Leeds and Salford into the terrible working conditions of people who are refused entry into the legitimate labour market.  You can read the article here and the full report is...