Seeds Launches New Website

Ticking away quietly some Seeds members have been working on a new webpage. We are delighted to bring to you a page that reflects us as an organisation and that is inviting to the women that we support. We designed the colour scheme and site theme around the mosaic mural that Seeds women created for the Adelaide Women’s Prison. It remains in the prison today.

There is information for women who are currently engaged in the prison system, information about us as an organisation, contact information, product information and a news feed.

One awesome feature of the new website that we are still working on is the option to apply for membership online! While this function isn’t available right now. We will let you know as soon as it is up and running.

If you have any ideas for the website, or want to share some news on our news feed, hit us up in the contacts page.

Former prisoners tell the world, What I wish I knew then

“What I know now” radio program helps women upon release from prison

Thanks to some skilled professionals and a group of committed Seeds of Affinity Pathways for Women participants, a series of short radio programs, raising awareness about the issues women face when they are released from prison, is about to be launched.

Semaphore community radio, WOW FM 100.5MHz will broadcast the program at 3pm Friday 27 May, before being rebroadcast on University of South Australia’s internet radio station at 5pm on the same day.

Produced through a series of workshops with Dr Heather Anderson, Journalism Lecturer from the School for Communication, International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia and Dr Charlotte Bedford, Visiting Researcher at the Department of Media, University of Adelaide, participants speak about the main issues faced by many women re-entering the community after a prison sentence as well as the services offered by Seeds of Affinity. 

“I know from a personal stand-point that when you’re released from prison, to actually believe that you’re worth anything, to believe that you can contribute anything to mainstream society, is very very difficult,” says participant Linda Fisk, a founding member of Seeds of Affinity.

Tune in to WOW FM 100.5Mz this Friday, 27 May at 3pm.

Public forum: Every mother and child

Every mother and child – improving the mother-child bond

On 6 April 2016 at 1pm we are hosting a public forum on the effect of prison on women and, in particular, their children.

The event will involve a panel discussion on the issues facing incarcerated women and especially their children including perspectives from criminalised women, advocates, government officials and lawyers.

We would love if you could join us to learn, share your perspective, and engage with other service providers to create an action plan on how to improve the psychological, spiritual and emotional well-being of criminalised women and their children.

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