Meet the heroes and heroines...
Learn more about the hero or heroine chosen by each student for the 2018 Courageous Voices production. In addition to researching and building a performance around their hero/ines words the students create a unique art piece using cross-hatching. These "busts" are used throughout the production to great effect!
Essayist and Critic
"In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
Former CIA Operative, Whistleblower
"Sometimes the scandal is not what law was broken, but what the law allows."
Pakistani Education Activist and Youngest Nobel Prize Laureate
"When the whole world is silent even one voice becomes powerful."
Canadian Environmentalist Activist
"I do what I do because it is the right thing to do."
African-American Civil Rights Activist
"You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right."
Chinese Activist and Artist
"A small act is worth a million thoughts."
American Statesman, Founding Father of the
"Those who stand for nothing fall for everything."
"Better to die standing than to live on your knees."
American Feminist, Journalist, and Social Political Activist
"A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle."
Canadian Suffragette, Women’s Rights Activist
"The world is suffering... from too much masculinity."
Comedian, TV Host, and LGBT activist
"Do things that make you happy, within the confines of the legal system."
Paralympic Swimmer and Cancer Amputee
"I was thrown into the deep end, it was sink or swim, I swam."
Singer, Dancer, Activist
"Freedom is knowing who you are, and then being it."
Former Child Soldier, Rapper and Activist
"I'm still a soldier, fighting with my pen and paper for peace till the day I cease."
Motivational Speaker Born with Tetra-amelia Syndrome
"If you can’t get a miracle, become one."
Sierra Leonean War Orphan and Ballet Dancer
"The older I got, the more I noticed, there aren’t any dancers that look like me."
Guyanese Novelist, Playwright, Poet & Educator
"We are the people of this land, and we will never die."
Jewish Protector during the Holocaust
"You do not have to be a hero to do your moral duty."
Singer-songwriter, Pacifist and Social Activist
"Indigenous people never have had the relationship with Canada that we thought we had."
Dancer and Founder of Dancing Classrooms
"It doesn't matter what color or creed you are, dance is an international language."
Author of "The Silent Spring", Conservationist and Marine Biologist,
"Can man escape a pollution that is now so thoroughly distributed throughout the world?"
Kenyan Environmental, Political Activist and Nobel Laureate
"We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment."
Journalist, Author and Activist
"We expect too much of new buildings, and too little of ourselves."
Spoken Word Poet
"This is my voice. There are many like it, but this is mine."
Sierra Leonean Child Soldier, Author and Activist
"I was one of those children forced into fighting at the age of 13."
African Freedom Fighter
"We have waited too long for our freedom."
American Singer-songwriter and Civil Rights Activist
"It's an artist's duty to reflect the times in which we live."
Past President of the United States
"We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
Civil War Survivor and Activist
"I may not have hands, but I have a voice."
First Prime Minister of Independent Tanzania
"There is no time to waste. We must either unite now or perish."
Politician, Philanthropist, Anti-Slave Trade Movement Leader
"You may choose to look the other way but you can never again say that you did not know."
Olympic Track & Field Athlete
"One chance is all you need."
American Conscientious War Objector
"I’m a conscientious cooperator"