Juliette Doman (4 Oct 1977 - 12 Mar 2019)

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Scholarship projects in Guatemala

Funeral Service

Location
Greenacres Woodland Burial Park Blindfoot Road St Helen's WA11 7HX
Date
21st Mar 2019
Time
12pm
Funeral Director
Barringtons Independent Funeral Services - Waterloo

In loving memory of Juliette Doman who sadly passed away on 12th March 2019

Juliette was born on 4/10/1977 and grew up in Liverpool with her parents, Brian & Rosemary and her sisters, Alison, Michelle and Rachael.

From an early age Juliette developed a burning passion to fight injustice coming from compassion. She chose to stop eating meat as a young child before she had heard of vegetarianism and was a vegan for decades. This led to campaigning for animal welfare but Juliette expanded her activism to address the fundamental injustices of our world.

Juliette was a lifelong struggler for a better world. She was driven by her compassion for all sentient beings and a passion for justice. She put her principles into practice, and her life and liberty in harm's way for her causes.

A trip to El Salvador as part of a solidarity brigade in 1999, led to a love of, and support for the working peoples struggling against oppression and ecocide in Central America.

Subsequently, Juliette:
worked as an accompanier to witnesses in the Rios Montt genocide trial,
was a human rights observer in Chiapas Mexico,
taught English in rural Nicaragua,
and was involved in solidarity work for the Zapatista movement in Mexico.

From 2008 to 2014, together with her partner Mike, she ran La Escuela de Montaña in Guatemala, a school in the impoverished countryside, that created employment for local people by teaching the foreign students Spanish as well as the social & political realities of Guatemala. The work included supporting community projects to improve health and education. This include raising funds for, and coordinating the construction of a community library and computer lab.

Juliette was academically gifted, holding a BSc in psychology and philosophy, and MA in Latin American Studies and at the time of her death was undertaking a PhD. The subject of her research was the prosecution of sexual slavery and murder committed by the Guatemalan army during the country's 36-year civil war.

Despite her achievements, abilities and accomplishments, only a small portion of which are recounted here, Juliette was self-effacing, never seeking praise or glory, but always questioning whether she was doing enough. Furthermore, despite always being very busy due to many commitments, Juliette would always take time to talk to people, to help them if needed, whether she knew them well or not, out of her boundless empathy.

And with all of this accompanied by her warm smile and her whole-hearted laughter which epitomised her approach to life.

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Will Simpson wrote

This is hopelessly late but I only heard the awful news last week. On behalf of Kiptik please accept our condolences.

We only seemed to meet Juliette and Mike at UK Zapatista solidarity meetings but she always came across as such a warm positive person. I have nothing but happy memories of her. You both did some amazing work in Latin America and her passing is yet another blow to the Zapatista solidarity network in the UK.

Mike - I hope you are ok and wish you all the strength you need at what must be a horrible, difficult time.
Best wishes, Will

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Jo-Marie Burt wrote

I met Juliette in Guatemala during the Sepur Zarco trial. Her love of justice, her commitment to Guatemala, and her indomitable spirit were plain for all to see. She always wore a smile, and had a sweetness about her that was genuine and infectious. I was sure great things were coming from Juliette’s pen as she was working toward her PhD. I’m so saddened the world has lost such a kind and dedicated justice warrior. My deepest condolences to Juliette’s partner, Mike, and to her family and friends. Rest in power, dear Juliette.

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David Imhoff wrote

I was lucky to study at La Escuela de la Montaña in 2011 and learned so much from Juliette during my time there. I’m so sad to hear of her passing. I remember her incredible interpretation skills, her love of justice, her infectious laugh, and how generously she shared her deep knowledge about Guatemalan history and social movements. My time at the Mountain School was deeply transformative and led me to dedicate the following years of my life to solidarity work with peoples movements in Guatemala, and Juliette was a huge source of inspiration to me in the beginning. I was so happy when our paths crossed in 2016 & 2017 following the Sepir Zarco verdict. She remembered me after so many years and was so warm and kind. I’m sad our paths won’t get to cross again. Sending love to Miguel and family.

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  • I can't really add that much to the two things I've already written, except to comment on Juliette's funeral, yesterday. As my good friend and comrade, Darren wrote, the service was amazing. The whole day, although based on such a tragic and heartbreaking loss, of such an incredible person, was filled with reunions, catch ups, pledges, inspirations and laughter; laughter through all the tears. One couldn't help but be in awe of Juliette's wonderful family and of Mike, for the strength they showed throughout. After witnessing his speech about his beloved partner, I told him not to walk by any big magnets, because he's obviously got balls of steel! I saw people yesterday that I'd not seen in far too long, and was continually thinking of and thanking Juliette for that. The overriding legacy for me is that I'm going to apply to take my holistic skills and daft sense of humour to Palestine, in the hope that I can do something to alleviate even a tiny bit of the horror those people go through, at the hands of their zionist oppressors. This, I think, would have met with a thumbs up from Juliette and that's good enough for me. Send us strength and inspiration now, angel and help us fight for a better World, just the way you did. I'm sure I'll feel some coming through and when it does and it moves me to take action, I'll be thinking of you. XXXXX

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Claire Moorhead wrote

On behalf of all of us at Friends of Williamson's Tunnels I send heartfelt condolence and commiseration, at the very sad loss of their daughter Juliette, to Brian and Rosemary and all their family and friends.

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Mikyla Jane Durkan wrote

My thoughts are with you Mike and all Juliette's family at this sad time -such a shock so so very sad. I will spend time today at 12 to think about Juliette and how welcome she made me feel when I first came to Liverpool and of course her beautiful sunshine smile. Take care of yourselves through this Mikyla xx

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Shirley Cooper wrote

I have known Juliette for several years through her involvement and support with the Liverpool Doctoral College Development programme during her PhD. She cared about her research and was passionate about communicating that research to others outside her discipline. She was equally keen to motivate others to gain a similar writing experience. She has worked with me as a colleague in many areas of our programme, helping on workshops and webinars as well as delivering her own workshops on creative writing for her fellow PhD students. She was halfway through helping me on an online course on communicating research when she died. I always found her intensely motivated and enthusiastic in all her activities and learnt a lot from her. We will miss her.

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Kim Bryan wrote

Dear Mike and everyone. I am so sad that Juliette has left this earth, she was a wonderful human being, with such a generosity of sprit, love and life. Her work, her activism and all that she stood for has been an inspiration to many of us. Sending lots of love to you all on this day kimxx

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Maria (Virinha) wrote

Querido Mike, sinto muito pela partida da Juliette, ela transbordava vida, luz e alegria! Que os bons momentos conforte o coração de todos. Sem dúvida, uma grande perda para a humanidade. Forte abraço daqui do Brasil.

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Juliette at a workshop at the University of Liverpool last Spring. In the background a photo exhibition of her work in Guatemala

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Christine Schwobel-Patel wrote

So very sad to hear this. Heartfelt condolences. I knew Juliette from our mutual interest in transitional and social justice. She was kind, passionate, smart and had a beautiful contagious laugh. She will be greatly missed.

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