#DavidOluwale slept on these Leeds streets. Racism, mental ill-health & homelessness blighted his life. This event supports everyone who works to eliminate these issues today.
'David Oluwale's Leeds' event, 18 July 2021. ©Gavin Morris
Wed 10 November 2021
Why David Oluwale Matters: race, mental ill-health and homelessness today
Event organiser:
David Oluwale Memorial Assocn

 A educational panel with three Leeds experts of African heritage showing the intersection of the pressing social issues of ‘race’, mental health and homelessness. With creative responses to these issues from Leeds poets.

The panel members are: 

  • Alison Lowe (deputy mayor of West Yorkshire, former CEO of Touchstone, serving the inner cities of Leeds)
  • Dr Abiye Hector-Goma (Leeds GP)
  • Heather Nelson (CEO Leeds Black Health Initiative)

With poetry on related themes from Abdullah Adekola, Cherie Taylor Battiste and Emily Zobel Marshall and others.

This event will be of interest to people working in these fields, campaigning on these issues, and those who have experienced these problems -- everyone who is changing Leeds for the better, making it a more compassionate, inclusive and equal city.

'Pay as you feel'. Refreshments will be supplied.

This event is produced in association with Nigerian Community Leeds and Leeds Beckett University's School of Cultural Studies and Humanities.

    Wed 10 November 2021
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    All donations are welcome but there is no charge for this event. Refreshments are included.

    Baby changing facilities
    Buggy friendly
    Hearing Loop
    Wheelchair access

    David Oluwale Memorial Assocn