DOMA’s Advisory Committee:
is a facilitator, trainer and Art of Hosting Practitioner with both academic and experiential understanding of some of the most pressing social issues in multicultural and socially diverse communities. She has knowledge and experience of developing and delivering projects on racial justice, gender inequality, and leadership and aims to take an asset-based community development approach to her work. She has a Masters degree in Childhood Studies and over ten years’ experience working with children and young people in education and community development, both locally, nationally and internationally. Her current focus is working primarily with women and girls across Leeds, hosting conversations to encourage honest, authentic connections through deep listening, on the issues that really matter to them. LinkedIn profile
lives and works in Leeds and has been involved as a grants advisor in community campaigns, most recently Hyde Park Unity Day.
is a former homelessness worker who still works with socially excluded groups alongside his other artistic projects as a writer and editor. A Cholmondeley Award recipient and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Duhig has written seven collections of poetry which include several elegies for David Oluwale, as well as mixed-media publications, site-specific commissions and interventions which frequently reflect issues related to David’s fate and DOMA’s work.
MBE is a retired engineer. He was a member of the original David Oluwale Memorial committee from 2008 to 2012. Arthur is a founder of the United Caribbean Association (in 1964); founder and Chair of the Leeds West Indian Carnival (since 1967); a founder Leeds West Indian Supplementary School (1970s); Chair (since 1985) of the Leeds West Indian Centre (founded 1982). For these and many other achievements he was awarded the MBE in 1997, an honorary doctorate at Leeds University in 2015, and an honorary doctorate at Leeds Beckett University in 2018.
is Marketing Officer (North) for the Churches Conservation Trust. She has worked as a fund-raiser for the Stroke Association and as a learning manager at Harrogate Grammar School. She also contributes to interfaith work and community development.
is an Artist and Architect who works at the intersection where architecture, art, music and technology meet; through built spaces, temporary interventions and speculative ideas. His art practice is unified by an aim to promote intrigue and interaction between strangers in cities. His work celebrates existing communities and sparks opportunities and spaces for new ones to form.
co-founded and works with Together for Peace, a local charity that brings together diverse people to generate cooperative projects that tackle local or global issues. A former solicitor, he is vice-chair of the Stronger Communities partnership board of the Leeds Initiative, chair of Leeds Christian Community Trust, and a trustee of Left Bank Leeds.
is a poet, writer, facilitator and graphic artist at Liquorice Fish. His book Ad-liberation was published by Peepal Tree Press in 2013. Sai was a founding Board member and Trustee of DOMA, 2012-19.
established and co-ordinated Leeds DynaMix, group of young people with refugee origins. She was a Board member of DOMA. She is now a director Braich Goch- Red Arm, a resource and residential centre for critical and popular education, sanctuary space and a community hub for individuals, community-based groups and organisations that are seeking to find ways to work together to combat the sources and effects of inequality, poverty, discrimination and oppression at local, national and/or international levels while building a foundation of allyship.
Chijioke John Ojukwu
works for Leeds University Students’ Union as its political engagement officer. He is a poet and a peace educator.
is Director of Special Projects St George’s Crypt, serving the homeless in Leeds. Martin is the founding chairperson of DOMA.
Michelle Scally Clarke
grew up in Leeds and is now a poet, playwright, writing and creative workshop leader and performer. Her books include I am and She is. Her work has appeared in anthologies such as Out of Bounds, Next Stop Hope, Tangled Roots, The Identity Papers and Trading Roots.