Theatre SKAM is pleased to announce that at our Annual General Meeting on September 25, Dominique Jacobs and Jay Duncan joined our board.

Dominique Jacobs’ Bio

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Dominique’s family fled persecution from the apartheid regime to come to North America in the early 80’s. She is a Communications Specialist with international experience. 

Dominique works for The Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour (SNIWWOC) as their Communications and Resource Development Coordinator. Her professional background is diverse and includes hosting a weekly radio show with HipHop.ca in Toronto and working with SHAWCO, the 70-year-old student- led non-profit at the University of Cape Town as their Marketing Communications Lead. 

While completing her Professional Communications degree at Royal Roads University from 2016-2018, she worked as a Student Engagement volunteer and as an active member of the Diversity Action Group. Up until its dissolution this year, she sat on the Board of Directors at the university’s Afro-Heritage Association (RAHA). 

Dominique has a passion for social justice issues, specifically the fight against anti- black racism. She identifies as an intersectional feminist and is currently advocating the implementation of the International Decade of People of African Descent in British Columbia. 

Jay Duncan’s Bio

My name is Jay Duncan. I am honored to live and work on the unseeded Leukwengen Territory. I have lived on Turtle Island with my husband Nick, and my kids, Jess and Sam for over 18 years. I am a first-generation West Indian born in Vancouver, BC. My parents hail from the beautiful Islands of Trinidad and Tobago (Trini to the bone)! My father is a retired teacher and taught in the Port Alberni Valley for 45 years. That’s where I and my two sister and brother were brought up.

I am a passionate Birth Worker and have met many brand-new humans through my work as a Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator. My kiddos are in their early twenties and are both finished their education and are now finding their own path of passions.

Apart from being a BIPOC Birth Justice warrior I round out my life with being out in nature, skiing, walking my dog, attending live music and performances, meditation, travel and exploring needlework! I am excited to dive deeper into the local art scene with SKAM, and look forward to working with and being a part of new perspectives and ideas.

2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sarah Webb, President
Bryan Bellows, Treasurer
Cai Dong
Jay Duncan
Susan Farmer
Heather Gropp
Dominique Jacobs
Charlie Ross
Amy Paster
Simeon Paster