Listen to our March 2020 program, with music removed to comply with copyright requirements. The team talked about the need for funding services, International Women’s Day, gave a shout out to Tabitha’s writing in @IndigenousX and said goodbye to a good friend.
Linda and Michele talk about the value of prisoner radio, and the background of Radio Seeds.
What is Seeds of Affinity, the organisation that produces Radio Seeds?
Listen here to learn more about this incredible organisation, run by and for women of lived prison experience.
Here’s the full edition of the first episode of Radio Seeds for 2020
An overwhelming number of women in prison have been affected by family and domestic violence, either as a child from their parent(s) or as an adult from an intimate partner.
In this piece, Linda and Michele argue that many women in prison are incarcerated as a direct result of being survivors of domestic and family violence.
They discuss the complete failure of the state, to provide adequate support and protection to women in these situations.
If you, or a loved one, are affected by domestic or family violence you may find the resources at this link useful ReachOut.com
A frank discussion about the prison industrial complex .
Locking people up lines the pockets of too many people.
After many royal commissions, coronial inquiries and court cases nothing is changing in the ways the system favours those already in power.
We must demand better!
Xmas is very much associated with family in Australia – which makes it a very tough time to be in Prison. Fiona and Linda talk about getting through the day.
Seeds of Affinity have been attending and/or hosting plenty of events recently, discussed in this segment.
Seeds recently attended the Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast. Linda and Fiona discuss the toxic relationships that often connect domestic violence and women of lived prison experience, but also the positive experiences for women to attend events like White Ribbon.
Seeds also held a Suffragette’s afternoon tea at the University Of South Australia’s Hawke Centre – Linda talks the event and about the history and activism of the early years of the South Australian suffragette movement.
Finally, Seeds also held their annual trivia fundraiser event, which was a great success and strongly supported by the wider community.