"We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Wiesel
Courage to Care is a celebration of people who chose to stand up and confront injustice – ordinary people who were extraordinary in their bravery. It is a positive program which uses examples from the past to plant the seeds of awareness, understanding and empathy for others.
Central are the stories of Upstanders: The Righteous Among the Nations and our own Local Heroes.
The program inspires Australians to understand that each person can make a difference and that ordinary people can do extraordinary acts.
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. It also includes the stories of Local Heroes.
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.
Want to see where our exhibition program will be in future?Check our schedule. Email an enquiry, or call the program manager on 08-9276 8730