Past Webinar

Movers and Shakers

Women’s Stories from the Christchurch Earthquakes

Liz Gordon, Judith Sutherland, Helen Gibson, Rosemary Du Plessis,

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:

About the Presenters

Liz Gordon

Judith Sutherland

Helen Gibson

Rosemary Du Plessis

This Webinar was held

11 AM NZ Time
9 Dec
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