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.
In the criminal justice system, women and girls are being locked up at an alarming rate. At Seeds of Affinity, women of lived prison experience are pushing back against the stigma of being associated with a criminal record.
These are their stories.
Heather interviews Latoya Aroha Rule, who has been attending the inquest into the death-in-custody of Aunty Tanya Day.
“In December 2017, Aunty Tanya Day, a proud Yorta Yorta woman and a respected and much-loved member of the Aboriginal community in Victoria, was travelling by train to Melbourne. She was asleep when a V/Line worker decided she needed to be removed from the train and called Castlemaine police who arrested her for public drunkenness. While in police custody in Castlemaine she fell and sustained injuries that claimed her life 17 days later.”
Information from: actionnetwork.org/petitions/end-ab…HVCiw6dZRbbY-YcA
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Photos taken by Charandev Singh, used with permission