Shared Stories of Survival

March 19, 2015 by Roz Tarszisz
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Chris Hayes, MP for Fowler and Sydney’s Liverpool City Mayor Ned Mannoun launched Courage to Care at Liverpool Library.

Survivors

Survivors

They delivered addresses on the importance of tolerance in society and the ripple effect of small acts of kindness having significant impact on communities.

Cities, towns and communities across the globe are witnessing an increase of atrocious acts committed against individuals simply because they practice a different creed, culture or belief. Understanding the past to ensure a more tolerant future is essential.

David Sharman, Manager of Liverpool Library and Museum Services, Chris Hayes, MP for Fowler, Andrew Havas, Chairman Courage to Care NSW and Ned Mannoun, Liverpool City Mayor

David Sharman, Manager of Liverpool Library and Museum Services, Chris Hayes, MP for Fowler, Andrew Havas, Chairman Courage to Care NSW and
Ned Mannoun, Liverpool City Mayor

Courage to Care exhibition is a travelling exhibition and community outreach program. It demonstrates that each person can make a difference in the creation of a peaceful society. This theme of tolerance and the power of individuals is a particularly poignant, contemporary message.

It features Holocaust survivors’ personal stories of rescue as a basis of reflection on contemporary issues of racism and discrimination..

Approximately 2000 primary and secondary school students throughout the Liverpool area are expected to experience a free guided tour and hear personal testimonies of bravery and endurance from a Holocaust survivor.

Students will also participate in an engaging discussion that demonstrates the relevance of the exhibition in today’s society. In addition, themes of intimidation, discrimination, empowerment and defiance will also be explored, prompting students to examine their own experiences.

Courage to Care encourages students not to be bystanders to discrimination, but to be positive, contributing members of their communities.

Local Hero Nadine Costantini, has been delivering key services for Cancer Council, Kogarah Community Services, Bankstown City Council and Headspace Liverpool for a number of years.

“It is people that inspire me both professionally and personally…life can be challenging and you can either be part of the change and try to make things better or sit and watch by the sidelines” she said.

The exhibition, which runs until 12 April, is open to the public during library hours.

For further information: www.couragetocare.com.au.

 

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