Mission: We are strong network of supportive individuals offering ongoing hope and help without judgement to people who are seeking asylum. Vision: For South Australia to become a state where refugees can live and be nurtured in a sense of safety and belonging within our community.
Your tireless hard work and generous support has made fantastic achievements possible.
Behind The News: Introducing kids to the world of News.
Thousands of refugees have fled Syria over the past year. Some of them have come to Australia. So next we’re going to take a look at what a refugee actually is and how they’re different to the thousands of migrants that come here to live too.
REPORTER: Mahya, what was the hardest part do you think about coming from Iran to Australia?
MAHYA: The language has been the hardest part, like because I haven’t been understanding what they said.
Writing English was another challenge.
MAHYA: I used to get confused because in Australia, you write from the left side, right? But in Iran we right from the right side, so it was kind of confusing!
Join Hills Circle of Friends as we bring you another movie fundraiser.
Absolutely Fabulous is iconic 90s full of absolute mayhem and fabulous names, names, names darling!
WHERE: The Capri Theatre, Goodwood
WHEN: Wednesday, August 17
TICKETS: $17 adult or $13 concession
Look for Mandi and Annie on the table by the door to buy your tickets!
Publicist Edina Monsoon and best friend Patsy Stone are still shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hot spots. While attending an elite party, they wind up knocking supermodel Kate Moss into the River Thames. Her untimely demise creates a media firestorm, leading the paparazzi to relentlessly pursue the hapless duo. Seeking refuge, the gals flee to the French Riviera where they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever.
no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well
your neighbors running faster than you breath bloody in their throats the boy you went to school with who kissed you dizzy behind the old tin factory is holding a gun bigger than his body you only leave home when home won’t let you stay.
no one leaves home unless home chases you fire under feet hot blood in your belly it’s not something you ever thought of doing until the blade burnt threats into your neck and even then you carried the anthem under your breath only tearing up your passport in an airport toilets sobbing as each mouthful of paper made it clear that you wouldn’t be going back.
you have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land no one burns their palms under trains beneath carriages no one spends days and nights in the stomach of a truck feeding on newspaper unless the miles travelled means something more than journey. no one crawls under fences no one wants to be beaten pitied
no one chooses refugee camps or strip searches where your body is left aching or prison, because prison is safer than a city of fire and one prison guard in the night is better than a truckload of men who look like your father no one could take it no one could stomach it no one skin would be tough enough
the go home blacks refugees dirty immigrants asylum seekers sucking our country dry niggers with their hands out they smell strange savage messed up their country and now they want to mess ours up how do the words the dirty looks roll off your backs maybe because the blow is softer than a limb torn off
or the words are more tender than fourteen men between your legs or the insults are easier to swallow than rubble than bone than your child body in pieces. i want to go home, but home is the mouth of a shark home is the barrel of the gun and no one would leave home unless home chased you to the shore unless home told you to quicken your legs leave your clothes behind crawl through the desert wade through the oceans drown save be hunger beg forget pride your survival is more important
no one leaves home until home is a sweaty voice in your ear saying- leave, run away from me now i dont know what i’ve become but i know that anywhere is safer than here
Main photograph by Daniet Etter/New York Times/Redux /eyevine. Laith Majid cries tears of joy and relief that he and his children have made it to Europe.
Warsan ShireWarsan Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali poet, writer and educator based in London. Born in 1988, Warsan has read her work extensively all over Britain and internationally – including recent readings in South Africa, Italy, Germany, Canada, North America and Kenya- and her début book, ‘TEACHING MY MOTHER HOW TO GIVE BIRTH’ (flipped eye), was published in 2011. Her poems have been published in Wasafiri, Magma and Poetry Review and in the anthology ‘The Salt Book of Younger Poets’ (Salt, 2011). She is the current poetry editor at SPOOK magazine. In 2012 she represented Somalia at the Poetry Parnassus, the festival of the world poets at the Southbank, London. She is a Complete Works II poet. Her poetry has been translated into Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Warsan is also the unanimous winner of the 2013 Inaugural Brunel University African Poetry Prize.
Join us for the Calais Jungle Talk (French refugee camp) with our own hills resident Ali Reid, interviewed by Lainie Anderson Sunday Mail Columnist.
Ali will talk about her working trip to a Calais refugee camp and achievements with refugees.
Thursday June 30th
Stirling Coventry Library
63 Mount Barker Rd, Stirling
Entry by Gold Coin donation
Wine $5 by the glass (supplied by our own Meredyth and Kenn from Norton Summit Vineyards)
Nibbles to share
“Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.
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