Remembering Olive Collective is granting the awards
12th August 2011: Young women engaged in radical grassroots political activity can apply for three awards.
The Remembering Olive Collective (ROC) is giving awards to young women engaged in radical grassroots political activity in remembrance of Olive Morris’ life and work.
Three awards of £500 will be offing and the nominees need to be involved in radical grassroots political work of any nature. They should aged 16-27 and of African or Asian descent.
All forms must be submitted by email to: [email protected] by 21 September 2011.
Olive Morris was a founding member of the Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent and the Brixton Black Women’s Group.
The Remembering Olive Collective (ROC) is delighted to invite nominations for the Olive Morris Memorial Award.
Olive Morris was an inspirational community activist in 1970s Britain, who died at the young age of 27 leaving behind a significant legacy, that the Remembering Olive Collective seeks to honor.
Olive was a member of the British Black Panthers, as well as a founding member of the Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent (OWAAD) and the Brixton Black Women’s Group.
The breadth of her political work went from her pioneer role in the local squatter campaigns in South London, through to organising with Black women and the student movement in London and Manchester, to supporting liberation movements in the Third World.
Anyone can nominate a woman for the award, provided they complete all the information requested in the nomination form.
There will be a public award ceremony held at a London venue towards the end of October 2011, with details to be confirmed closer to the date.
The Remembering Olive Collective is a group of women of diverse ages and backgrounds that was active from 2008-2010, dedicated to preserving and reactivating the memory of Olive Morris and the political movements she was part of.
The Olive Morris Memorial Award is ROC’s final public appearance, bringing to a close an intense period of work, whose main outcome was the creation of the Olive Morris Collection at Lambeth Archives.