23 Apr Exhibition Program: Edith Cowan University Joondalup (12 October – 26 October)
COURAGE TO CARE mounts three or four full Exhibition Programs in regional Western Australia each year, offering free educational workshops to students of regional schools.
We aim to operate on a four-year cycle in our regional travels to allows all Western Australian schools to access our program.
Workshops are carefully structured to run for 110 minutes, and we cannot alter the length of workshops as this negatively impacts on the experience of students.
All required material is provided, so schools and students don’t need to bring any materials with them.
Workshops are offered to schools at no cost.
Workshops have four distinct parts:
A brief introductory film gives historical background to the Holocaust as an extreme example of the consequences of intolerance and prejudice.
A survivor’s testimony
A Holocaust survivor gives personal testimony about how their rescuers demonstrated the courage to care.
The exhibition consists of artefacts, photos and text, recounting stories of the rescuers and the people they saved, as well as interactive approaches on multi-media screens.
Led by trained facilitators, participants are encouraged to reflect on their own life experiences and to relate the examples provided in the program to their own lives, thus contextualising the experience.
Objectives of the program
We want to empower participants to be Upstanders in the face of injustice, by giving them an understanding of the consequences of prejudice both on the individual and on society, and the recognition that each person can make a difference.