Here are some organisations which work on the issues that relate to DOMA’s educational  and campaigning aims.  Below this list, we include links to items which also relate to DOMA’s aims.

ORGANISATIONS

St George’s Crypt
Christian Charity based underneath the thriving church of St George’s, Leeds. It has been providing care and support for homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged people since 1930.

Leeds City of Sanctuary
a network of people and organisations right across the city, united in making our city more welcoming, open and fair for all.

Nigerian Community Leeds
supporting members of the public who are Nigerian by birth or descent or marriage or naturalisation or adoption in or around Leeds of all ages & enabling them to reach their full potential while contributing to health & socio-economic wellbeing in the City.

LASSN (Leeds Asylum Seekers Network)
registered charity set up to respond to the pressing unmet needs of refugees and asylum seekers living in Leeds.

RETAS (Refugee Education Training Advice Service), Leeds
improving the lives of refugees and asylum seekers throughout West Yorkshire through support in all aspects of education, employment, requalification and integration.

PAFRAS (Positive Action for Refugees & Asylum Seekers)
working with asy­lum seek­ers, refugees and local com­mu­ni­ties in Leeds and the sur­round­ing area.

Equality Leeds
working towards the elimination of racial discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of differing racial groups.

Equality & Diversity Leeds City Council

Simon on the Streets
homeless charity offering street-based support for those in need.

Shelter
the housing and homelessness charity

Mind
mental health charity providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Leeds Young Authors
internationally acclaimed youth poetry and literacy project

Permaculture UK
national charity supporting people to learn about and use permaculture.

Platform
combining art, activism, education and research to create unique projects driven by the need for social and ecological justice.

Remember Saro-Wiwa
coalition of organisations and individuals which aims to create a Living Memorial to activist and writer Ken Saro-Wiwa, using art and activism to raise awareness and campaign for environmental and social justice in the Niger Delta.

Shake!
bringing together young people, artists & campaigners to develop creative responses to social injustice.

 

RELEVANT INFORMATION

John Grayson writes about Angela, an asylum-seeker in Leeds, suffering ill-treatment from G4S and Cascade in her provision of housing, here (openDemocracy, May 2013).

Twenty years after the murder of Stephen Lawrence, Robert Beckford, Helen Oyeyemi, Diane Abbott, Ashley Walters, Kele Okereke and Estelle reflect on what’s changed and what needs to be done, here (Print version in the Guardian on 22nd April 2013.)

This page provides links to much of the excellent reporting by the Guardian on the Stephen Lawrence affair.

Julie Bindel writes about the problem of sex trafficking (Guardian, April 2013)