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Heroes and heroines from the 2015 show


Learn more about the hero or heroine chosen by each student for the 2015 Courageous Voices production. 

David as:
Martin Luther King

African American Rights Activist

"Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude."

Cole as:
Mahatma Gandhi

Non-violence Activist

"Hate the sin. Love the sinner."

Eli as:
Brent Hawkes

Canadian LGBT Activist

"I thought I was the only person like this."

Samantha as:
Romeo Dallaire

UN Peacekeeper in Rwanda

"Are all humans human or are some more human than others?"

Olivia as:
Julia Butterfly Hill

Environmental Activist

"I wake up in the morning asking myself: What can I do today? How can I help the world today?"

Genya as:
Nellie McClung

Women's Rights Activist

"Chivalry is a poor substitute for justice."

Selina as:
Nelson Mandela

African Freedom Fighter

"It always seems impossible until it is done."

Jackson as:
Malcolm X

African American Freedom Fighter

"Respect me or put me to death."

Sam as:
Che Guevara

Farmer's Rights Advocate

"I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people must liberate themselves."

Alex as:
Stephen Lewis

AIDS/HIV Activist in Africa

"I thought of those dark African skies and those little children going to bed at night and thought what madness has enveloped the world."

Jordan as:
Paul Rusesabagina

Rwandan Activist

"The world ignored Rwanda when we really needed it."

Owen as:
Muhammad Ali

Boxer, Vietnam Activist

"So I'll go to jail. So what? We've been in jail for 400 years."

Aron as:
The Dalai Lama

Religious Leader

"Sleep is the best meditation."

Muskaan as:
Aung San Suu Kyi

Freedom Fighter in Burma

"Humour is the best ingredient for survival."

Eliza as:
Malala Yousafzai

Pakistani Education Activist

"When the whole world is silent even one voice becomes powerful."

Emma as:
Shane Koyczan

Spoken Word Poet

"This is my voice. There are many like it, but this is mine."

Alex as:
Dr. Naila Keleta-Mae

Mental Health & LGBTQ Activist

"I refuse to be afraid of the judgement of others at the expense of my own freedom."

Robin as:
Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Environmental Activist

"There is huge power in the voice of young people."

Cormac as:

Activism through Graffiti

"If at first you don't succeed, call an airstrike."

Sarah as:
Bob Marley

Singer / Songwriter

"Being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true passion."

Lucas as:
Iqbal Masih

Child Labourer & Activist

"Children should have pens in their hands, not tools."

Claire as:
Craig Kielburger

Free the Children Founder

"Our world doesn't need a small change, it needs a massive change."

Spencer as:
John Lennon

Singer, Songwriter,

Peace Activist

"It's weird not to be weird."

Tamara as:
Anne Frank

Child Holocaust Writer

" 'The art of living' - isn't that a funny saying?"

Luca as:
Michael Moore

Progressive Filmmaker

"White people scare the crap out of me."

Forrest as:
Henry David Thoreau

Nature Philosopher

"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

Andrea as:
Emmeline Pankhurst

British Suffragette

"We are not here because we are law-breakers, we are here in our efforts to become law makers."

Olivia as:
Rachel Lauren Clarke

Transgender Rights Activist

"Our world doesn't need a small change, it needs a massive change."

Callum  as:
Paul Watson

Save the Whales

"It does not matter how long you live for, but what you live for, what you stand for and what you are willing to die for."

Raymond as:
Alan Turing

Philosopher & Computer Science Innovator

"Sometimes it is the people that no one can imagine anything of that do the things no one can imagine."

Alex as:
Bryan Stevenson

Equal Justice Advocate

"The opposite of poverty is not wealth. In too many places the opposite of poverty... is justice."

Alice as:
James Orbinski

Humanitarian, Canadian Physician in Rwanda

"I chose to act."

Connor as:
Barack Obama

President of the United States

"That is why we fight. In hopes that one day we no longer need to."

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