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Heroes and heroines from the 2016 show


Learn more about the hero or heroine chosen by each student for the 2016 Courageous Voices production. 

Waverly as:
James Orbinski

Canadian Doctors Without Borders in Rwanda

"How am I to be, how are we to be in relation to the suffering of others?"

Sydney as:
Melba Beals

Afro-American Civil Rights Activist

"I learned to care more about people."

Soleilia as:
Malala Yousafzai

Pakistani Activist for Female Education and youngest Nobel Prize Laureate

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

Simon as:
Paul Watson

Canadian Environmentalist Activist

"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."

"When one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.

Simon as:
Rosa Parks

African-American Civil Rights Activist

Abbey as:
Nellie McClung

Women's Rights Activist

"Never explain, never retract, never apologize. Just get the thing done and let them howl."

Sienna as:
Julia Butterfly Hill

American Environmentalist

"We have to retreat into our own cocoons and come face-to-face with who we are."

Sammy as:
Martin Luther King Jr.

African American Civil Rights Activist

"The time is always right to do what is right."

Giovanni as:
Che Guevara

Farmer's Rights Advocate

"The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall."

Pauline as:
Tracy Chapman

American singer-songwriter and social activist

"I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives."

Maya as:
Janusz Korczak

Polish Jewish Martyr

"A hundred children who are people - not people to be, not people of tomorrow, but people now, right now - today."

Lucas as:
Muhammad Ali

Boxer, Vietnam Activist

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."

Maia as:
Romeo Dallaire

Canadian Humanitarian, Child Soldier Activist

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

Haley as:
Aung San Suu Kyi

Freedom Fighter in Burma

"Freedom and democracy are dreams that you never give up."

Lem as:
Simon Wiesenthal

Austrian Nazi Hunter

"For evil to flourish it only requires good men to do nothing."

Justin as:

Religious leader

"Go, sell your possessions and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven."

Adelaide as:
Dr. Naila Keleta-Mae

Mental health & GLBT Activist

"I believe freedom is on the other side of truth-telling."

Hannah as:
Brent Hawkes

Canadian LGBT Activist

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

Kai as:

Activism through Graffiti

"Speak softly but carry a big can of paint.."

Erica as:
Wangari Maathai

Kenyan Nobel-prize Winning Environmentalist

"We can pray all night, but if we allow powerful people to destroy our world , we deserve to die."

Lawrence as:
Iqbal Masih

Child Labourer & Activist

"Children do not need a carpet tool, but they do need this instrument - a pen."

Diana as:
Sophie Scholl

German Martyr for Jewish Rights

"Stand up for what you believe in, even if you’re standing alone."

Anita as:
Terry Fox

Canadian Long Distance Runner to End Cancer

"I just wish people would realize that anything is possible if you try."

Angelica as:
Mavis Staples

American Gospel Musician and Civil Rights Activist

"Every concert I do today, I’m still singing freedom songs. "

Alexavier as:
Al Weiwei

Chinese Activist and Artist

"If my art has nothing to do with people’s pain and sorrow, what is art for?"

Abbey as:
Joan Baez

American Singer and Activist

"Peace might sell but who’s buying?"

Andrew as:
Emmeline Pankhurst

British Suffragette

"Trust in God, she will provide."

Dawn as:
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

American Social Activist

"Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving."

Ann as:
Bryan Stevenson

Equal Justice Advocate

"Capital punishment means them without the capital get the punishment."

Ezra as:
Diem Lafortune

Canadian singer-songwriter & social activist

" I work from the scar, not the wound"

Liam as:
Barack Obama

President of the United States

"I don’t oppose all wars. What I’m opposed to is a dumb war. What I’m opposed to is a rash war."

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