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Do You Remember Olive Morris?

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Do You Remember Olive Morris? is a series of events in London until 2010 January 24th.

Times and Place

Opening times: Wed-Sun 12-6pm or by appointment

Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH

Underground: Oval / Vauxhall

Gasworks has full wheelchair access [1]

About

Olive Morris was an important community figure in Lambeth’s local history. She worked with the Black Panther Movement; was co-founder of the Brixton Black Women’s Group and the Organisation of Women of Asian and African Descent (OWAAD), and was central to the squatter campaigns of the 1970s. She died tragically young in 1979 at age 27. The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive programme of events organised by the Remembering Olive Collective and a programme of film screenings.

Fee

Entry fee: £1 donation with an Olive Morris badge

Events and film screenings

January 9

Saturday, January 9th, 2-5PM

Self-Education: On Alternative Strategies of Education

In Olive Morris' Brixton, self-education initiatives challenged the failings of standard comprehensive education for Black children. Members of ROC will be joined by a diverse group of educators to explore and exchange different approaches towards learning, across sectors and communities. This open, round table discussion will be initiated by a film screening.

January 14

Thursday, January 14th, 7-9PM

The Heart of the Race: Oral Histories of the Black Women's Movement

The Heart of the Race's author Stella Dadzie, Kelly Foster and Mia Morris from the Black Cultural Archives introduce this year-long oral history project documenting the activism of Black women in the UK.

January 16

Saturday, January 16th, 2-5PM

Financing the Revolution

How does one fund work of a radical nature? What happens to community initiatives when public and charitable funding dries up, or imposes their own agenda? With Onyekachi Wambu (AFFORD) on fundraising to support indigenous economic development in Africa, Sandra Hurst on financial literacy for Black liberation, and Carolyn on low-budget/zero-budget organising.

January 23

Saturday, January 23rd, 2-5PM:

Closing event of the exhibition and launch of the publication Do you remember Olive Morris?