This unit provides opportunities to explore the ideas that:
Being a refugee is not a choice: Carina Hoang at TEDxPerth
Refugees are often marginalised, their humanity ignored as their stories go untold. In this remarkable and emotional talk, however, author and former refugee Carina Hoang discusses her experience as a "boat person". It's a powerful account that is impossible to ignore.
Carina's book, Boat People: Personal Stories from the Vietnamese Exodus 1975--1996, received a silver medal in the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards (USA) and she was inducted into WA's inaugural women's Hall of Fame in 2011. In June 2012, she was appointed Special Representative to the UN Refugee Agency's Australian charity.
SOURCE: TEDex Talks (2014), posted on YouTube, [15:48 mins] URL: https://youtu.be/JwkVk16xecw
Refugee: a person who flees for refuge or safety, especially to a foreign country, in time of war, persecution, or disaster.
Asylum:refuge; shelter. Asylum is sometimes given by one nation to persons of another nation who are in fear of their life.
Migrant: a person, animal, bird, or plant that migrates.
Boat people: refugees who emigrate in small boats for any country that will let them in.
Literature: How texts reflect the context of culture & situation in which they are created.
Interpret and compare how representations of people and culture in literary texts are drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts. (ACELT 1633)
Literacy: Texts and the context in which they are used.
Analyse how the construction and itnerpretation of texts, including media texts, can be influenced by cultural perspectives and other texts. (ACELY 1739)