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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.
While Home Detention is an option for some, it’s not a viable option if you can’t find somewhere to live. Radio Seeds discuss the realities of homelessness for women of lived prison experience, and highlight the current housing crisis in South Australia
Flashback to an audio piece created last year at the Adelaide Women’s Prison that discusses visits, from the perspective of the incarcerated. It’s a complex situation that’s not discussed enough.
Here’s our latest show from November 2019, with music removed to comply with copyright law. We discuss strip search laws and life on home detention.
Radio Seeds is produced by Seeds of Affinity Pathways for Women, a grassroots not-for-profit run by and for women of lived prison experience. Feel free to share our audio or rebroadcast – just let us know if you do!
Listen to our full October 2019 show, with music removed to comply with copyright requirements. It heavily features an interview/conversation with Lee Odenwalder — Shadow Minister for Police, Emergency Services & Correctional Services in South Australia.