Whose voice speaks? How creativity can help Pasifika women and youth in Aotearoa find their voice - Community Research webinar

Date

Monday 25 January 2021

Time

11am-12noon

Location

Online

Organised by

Community Research

Cost

Free, please consider a donation

Dr Janet Tupou will discuss how creativity is becoming a vessel for Tongan women in New Zealand ('Tiwis') to unmute their voices and how this strategy could be adapted to help foster engagement with Pasifika youth.

As a New Zealand born Tongan, Dr Janet Tupou knows all about the identity struggles that walking in two worlds can bring. In our first free webinar of 2021, she will discuss her research into the way that creativity is becoming a vessel for Tongan women in New Zealand (‘Tiwis’) to unmute their voices, as they struggle to balance their cultural and personal identities.

She will explore how this strategy could be adapted to help foster engagement with Pasifika youth, helping them to express themselves and their opinions, and improve their well-being.

Janet says: ‘Encouraging young Pacific people to dispel stereotypes when it comes to creativity is what drives me. Shedding light on how to think and not what to think is an essential ingredient in today’s society.’

Community Research is a not-for-profit organisation. If you are able, please consider choosing a ticket with a donation when you register for this webinar.

Community Research has created a private Facebook discussion group where you can meet other NGOs who are grappling with similar questions to you.

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