Faisa

Join Pia’s conversation with Faisa Adan in our second episode.

Faisa is a person who wears many hats: community worker, entrepreneur, muslim, and woman of big ideas. The first half of Faisa’s childhood was lived out to the backdrop of the Somali Civil War. The second half was spent in Kakuma, one of the world’s largest refugee camps.

Pia talks with Faisa about some of the experiences of family life in these settings; childhood stories that feel distant, but also strangely familiar. And about how she’s been able to bring pieces of her past into her future in Australia.

Listen now on your favourite podcast app or via the podcast player below.

Our Panel at the REIMAGINE virtual festival In My Country

We bring you In My Country’s panel discussion at the REIMAGINE Virtual Festival held in November 2020 for our second bonus episode of the season. Join Pia in conversation with four of the guests from season one, Alyas, Liliana, Marcela and Tenzin. They discuss changing the conversation about what it means to be a refugee and why this is so important for all Australians, and share their thoughts about how all of us can create communities of welcome where we live. Make sure to stay to the end of the episode for a special performance from (newly) grammy-nominated musician Tenzin Choegyal.. . .  The panel was possible thanks to the support of Multicultural Australia.Audio from the panel was recorded and mixed lived by Addited Films https://addictedfilms.com/ Final sound mixing by David Gaylard.  All music is from the Free Music Archive. Full song details and more information is available on the episode page at https://inmycountrypodcast.com/2021/02/25/bonus-ep-our-panel-at-the-reimagine-virtual-festival/ Our logo and graphic design is by Mo Zaidan https://www.behance.net/moezaidan  We have also been helped and supported by a generous and talented community of people. For a full list of credits visit inmycountrypodcast.com/credits/ You can watch the full panel discussion from REIMAGINE on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqW0N1Ftb88Join the conversation: Facebook.com/InMyCountryPodcast Instagram: @inmycountrypodcast Subscribe to our mailing list at http://eepurl.com/g6-YTz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  1. Our Panel at the REIMAGINE virtual festival
  2. Alyas on our Aus Pod Awards win
  3. Liliana
  4. Marcela
  5. Tenzin

From the episode:

Kakuma refugee camp is located in the North-western region of Kenya. The camp was established in 1992 following the arrival of the “Lost Boys of Sudan”. During that year, large groups of Ethiopian refugees fled their country following the fall of the Ethiopian government. Somalia had also experienced high insecurity and civil strife causing people to flee.

Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement had a population of 196,050 registered refugees and asylum-seekers at the end of March 2020. Find out more about the camp here – https://www.unhcr.org/ke/kakuma-refugee-camp

Episode Credits

Sound is mixed by David Gaylard.

This episode is sponsored by  Multicultural  Australia, a charity welcoming refugees, people seeking asylum, international students and other new arrivals to Queensland with the goal of creating a fairer, more prosperous society for all Queenslanders.  Learn more by joining the Multicultural Australia community at www.multiculturalaustralia.org.au

All music is from Free Music Archive.  We have cut and/or looped sections from the following tracks in this episode:

Our logo and graphic design is by Mo Zaidan.  

We  have  also  been helped and supported by a generous and talented community of people.  For a full  list of  credits visit www.inmycountrypodcast.com/credits


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