Heroes and heroines from the 2016 show
Learn more about the hero or heroine chosen by each student for the 2016 Courageous Voices production.
Canadian Doctors Without Borders in Rwanda
"How am I to be, how are we to be in relation to the suffering of others?"
Afro-American Civil Rights Activist
"I learned to care more about people."
Pakistani Activist for Female Education and youngest Nobel Prize Laureate
"When the whole world is silent even one voice becomes powerful."
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.
African-American Civil Rights Activist
Women's Rights Activist
"Never explain, never retract, never apologize. Just get the thing done and let them howl."
Julia Butterfly Hill
"We have to retreat into our own cocoons and come face-to-face with who we are."
Martin Luther King Jr.
African American Civil Rights Activist
"The time is always right to do what is right."
Farmer's Rights Advocate
"The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall."
American singer-songwriter and social activist
"I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives."
Polish Jewish Martyr
"A hundred children who are people - not people to be, not people of tomorrow, but people now, right now - today."
Boxer, Vietnam Activist
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
Canadian Humanitarian, Child Soldier Activist
"Are all humans human or are some more human than others?"
Aung San Suu Kyi
Freedom Fighter in Burma
"Freedom and democracy are dreams that you never give up."
Austrian Nazi Hunter
"For evil to flourish it only requires good men to do nothing."
"Go, sell your possessions and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven."
Dr. Naila Keleta-Mae
Mental health & GLBT Activist
"I believe freedom is on the other side of truth-telling."
Canadian LGBT Activist
"I thought I was the only person like this."
Activism through Graffiti
"Speak softly but carry a big can of paint.."
Kenyan Nobel-prize Winning Environmentalist
"We can pray all night, but if we allow powerful people to destroy our world , we deserve to die."
Child Labourer & Activist
"Children do not need a carpet tool, but they do need this instrument - a pen."
German Martyr for Jewish Rights
"Stand up for what you believe in, even if you’re standing alone."
Canadian Long Distance Runner to End Cancer
"I just wish people would realize that anything is possible if you try."
American Gospel Musician and Civil Rights Activist
"Every concert I do today, I’m still singing freedom songs. "
Chinese Activist and Artist
"If my art has nothing to do with people’s pain and sorrow, what is art for?"
American Singer and Activist
"Peace might sell but who’s buying?"
"Trust in God, she will provide."
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
American Social Activist
"Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving."
Equal Justice Advocate
"Capital punishment means them without the capital get the punishment."
Canadian singer-songwriter & social activist
" I work from the scar, not the wound"
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."