How many times have you been out the front of a cafe or bar, and seen a little sticker stating pleasantly “refugees welcome”? or the comforting familiarity of the rainbow sticker showing that all Australians are also welcome? These are small details that most would not even notice, but for some people it makes a… Continue reading Refugee Welcome Zones- Tell your local council!
One of the best ways to create empathy and understanding towards different groups in society is through the power of storytelling, narrative and fiction. Once someone is able to see something from another perspective and is able to grasp a fraction of the emotions and motivation involved in a situation, then compassion and sympathy can… Continue reading Saturday Links: Poetry and Fiction Edition
Through the magic of the Internet I learnt of an a fantastic organisation called Beyond The Fabric. This organisation empowers a group of female refugees in Indonesia by selling beautiful handmade pants sewed and designed by these women, and $12.00 from each pair of pants (most retail for around $25.00) goes directly towards the women who created them, whilst… Continue reading Interview with Beyond the Fabric
A song I’ve been listening to a lot whilst working on my cause is the song ‘Welcome Home’ by New Zealand singer songwriter Dave Dobbyn, who was originally a part of the rock group ‘Th’ Dudes.’ This song is a touching dedication to refugees and asylum seekers who have relocated to a foreign place, overcoming all… Continue reading ‘Welcome Home’- Dave Dobbyn
Parliament on King is a homely, comfortable cafe. Coffee is served in vintage mugs and there are shelves upon shelves of all manner of books for patrons to enjoy. People seem completely relaxed in the environment, reclining with laptops or chatting for hours as if in their own homes. However, the cosy interior is also… Continue reading Parliament on King: Interview with Ravi Prasad