Thursday, October 22, 2015

20th anniversary of the executions of Nigerian writer and campaigner Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 Ogoni

It’s three weeks to go before the 20th anniversary of the executions of Nigerian writer and campaigner Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 Ogoni colleagues. They were a formidable force in the Ogoni struggle against Shell's environmental destruction.
I campaigned against Shells exploitatio of Nigeria and you can join events in London to mark Ken Saro -Wiwas murder.
 Friday October 30th, 6:00 - 8:30 pm - Free
Performance Salon at Peckham Platform
89 Peckham High Street, London SE15 5RS.
Join writers and performers Michael McMillan, Sai Murray, Caleb Femi, Zena Edwards, inspired by Ken Saro-Wiwa’s life and work. Part of 'Doing Nothing is Not an Option', an exhibition in memory of Ken Saro-Wiwa, by Michael McMillan. BOOK EARLY
20th ANNIVERSARY - Tues 10 November, morning & evening
Vigil at Shell 8:00 - 10:30am, Shell Centre, Waterloo, London, SE1 7NA
Gather at Shell to demand environmental justice in Ogoniland using Ken's own words, and mark the lives of each of the Ogoni 9. Called by MOSOP and Action Saro-Wiwa
Dance the Guns to Silence II - music, spoken word, performance, DJ.  Doors open 6pm; event starts at 7pm til late. At Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA. £10.00/£5.00 (adv & concs)
Major celebration with performance poets, writers, musicians, and filmmakers, with an introduction by Lazarus Tamana, Coordinator of MOSOP. Music from Virtual Migrants, headliners Bumi and Dele, DJ Tillah Willah, spoken word from Dorothea Smartt, Young Poet Laureate for London Selina Nwulu, Zena Edwards, Sai Murray and the Numbi family. Plus updates on live events in the Niger Delta. Dance the Guns is a co-production between Numbi, Action Saro-Wiwa and Sable LitMag. Hosted by Kadija Sesay (Sable) and Kinsi Abdulleh (Numbi). Come and make some noise for Ken, whose people are still fighting for justice. Book Now.
See you there,
Sue, Jane and David
Platform's Action Saro-Wiwa campaign

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