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MAN MET BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2017: Screening ‘The Hounding Of David Oluwale’

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Geoffrey Manton LT6

Rosamond Street West

Manchester

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British Black History Month 30th Anniversary
The Race Staff Forum presents the screening of: The Hounding Of David Oluwale
A discussion with Oladipo Agboluaje hosted by Muzna Rahman.

We welcome playwright Oladipo Agboluaje to discuss his original play 'The Hounding of David Oluwale' - which tells the story of the death of David Oluwale: a British Nigerian who drowned in the River Aire in Leeds in 1969. The events leading to his drowning have been described as "the physical and psychological destruction of a homeless, Black man whose brutal, systematic harassment was orchestrated by the Leeds city police force." Oluwale's death resulted in the first successful prosecution of British police officers for involvement in the death of a Black person.

Oladipo Agboluaje is a playwright and playwriting workshop facilitator. He is an associate lecturer in African drama at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Muzna Rahman is lecturer in contemporary postcolonial and world literature at Man Met. After this discussion we will address issues of Institutional Racism and black deaths in police custody which remain in 2017.

Join us in Lecture Theatre 6 in the Geoffrey Manton Building.


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