Hills Circle of Friends

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.

Thank you

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“Home” by Warsan Shire

Home

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 don’t know what i’ve become
but i know that anywhere
is safer than here

~ Warsan Shire

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Committee Meeting

Committee Meeting:

PLACE: The Hut
1 Euston Rd Aldgate
DATE: Wednesday February 1st
TIME: 7pm

ALL WELCOME!
We would love to meet you.

Please put this one in your diaries. If you’d like to become more involved in helping refugees and asylum seekers in South Australia, now is the best time!!

Hear about the events and fundraisers we have planned for 2017 and how you can help support some of Adelaide’s most vulnerable people.


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Fantastic Beasts Fundraiser

Come along to Hills Circle of Friends’ final film fundraiser for 2016!

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

WHERE: The Capri Theatre, Goodwood
WHEN: Saturday November 26th
TIME: Movie starts 6.30pm sharp

Purchase your tickets on the night from the Hills Circle of Friends volunteer table. Arrive a little early and collect some snacks from The Capri’s well stocked candy bar.  Then settle back for “the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school…”

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2016 AGM

All are Welcome to attend our Annual General Meeting:

DATE: Wednesday 2nd November 2016
TIME: 7.00pm
ADDRESS: The Hut Community Centre, Old Railway Station, Euston Rd, Aldgate

GUEST SPEAKER: Peter Drew.

Peter visited families in the (now closed) Inverbrackie Detention Centre near Woodside SA, and encouraged them to draw their feelings and journeys from their homelands to Adelaide.

Peter is a poster-maker extraordinaire, and will tell us about his adventures putting up his large Afghan-themed posters in each State capital CBD, around towns and public areas  all over Australia, as well a meeting with politicians and activists during his journeys.

Many of his posters can be found throughout Adelaide’s CBD and suburbs.

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Fundraising Event

We held a Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Mt Barker on 14/10/2016 and it was was great fun! Mega-thanks to Barry & Christine Long for organising this great event!
Thanks to Hills Circle crew for cooking & serving – Jill, Roddy, Dirk, Lesley & Neil.

Bottle of award-winning shiraz (donated) was won by D. Turner of Nairne.

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Chasing Asylum

Screening of Chasing Asylum (MA15+)

Coventry Library – Stirling
Friday October 7
6.30 for 6.45 start
$5 charge for wine by the glass
Bookings not required

Chasing Asylum exposes the real impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies and explores how “The Lucky Country” became a country where leaders choose detention over compassion.

Guest speaker Ali Reid will talk about her working trip to a Calais refugee camp and achievements with refugees.

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