Throughout 2011, as Christchurch responded to the earthquakes, the ruins, the crumbled cliffs, and the aftershocks, community action was crucial. But who was active? Who were the workers, the initiators, and the activists?
In this third Community Research webinar, Rosemary Du Plessis, Judith Sutherland, Liz Gordon and Helen Gibson weave the post-quake stories of over 150 Christchurch women, giving their analysis of community resilience, grief and connectedness. They tell the stories of community-based disaster efforts and what these tell us about women’s resourcefulness in extraordinary and very challenging circumstances.
This webinar covers:
- The unique nature of women’s resourcefulness
- The nature of community resilience
- The methodologies and rewards involved in training over 30 women to be researchers
- How this project emerged from a post-quake meeting of one NGO wishing to document post-quake learnings, and the rewards and challenges of this
Women’s Voices Research and Resources
Watch a summary of the research, and an overview of these resources here:
- These stories are now available in the Movers and Shakers report on the Community Research archive here http://www.communityresearch.org.nz/research/movers-and-shakers-womens-stories-from-the-christchurch-earthquakes-final-version/
- More post-quake research from communities can be found on the Learnings from Christchurch page here http://www.communityresearch.org.nz/learning-from-christchurch/
- More interview summaries, audio recordings, photographs, and information about the research process at https://quakestudies.canterbury.ac.nz/store/collection/228