Commemorating the bravery of Chiune Sugihara

Courage to Care hosted a fabulous afternoon on Sunday 8 May 2016 at the Classic Cinemas Elsternwick. The exclusive showing of “Persona Non Grata” honoured the actions of Chiune Sugihara who saved 6,000 Jewish lives by defying Japan’s treaty conditions with Nazi Germany to issue visas to refugees.

Ms Keiko Haneda, Japan’s Consul-General, briefly addressed the audience and was presented with a plaque honouring and acknowledging the actions of Chiune Sugihara. There were few dry eyes in the house!

Maria Kamm (left), who received a Sugihara visa, with her son, Professor Michael Kamm, and the plaque presented to the Consul-General of Japan in Melbourne,  Keiko Haneda

Photo of Maria Kamm (left), who received a Sugihara visa, with her son, Professor Michael Kamm, and the plaque presented to the Consul-General of Japan in Melbourne, Ms Keiko Haneda.

Courage to Care unveils our new interactive exhibition

We proudly unveil our brand new, interactive exhibition that will lead us into the future.

Public viewing at The Ark Centre
7 Cato Street, East Hawthorn
Wednesday 2 March, 4 – 7 pm

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Meet an Upstander: Shaylene Black

The irony of being a white Indigenous woman, whose surname is Black, has not been lost on Shaylene Black, who was named a Courage to Care Local Hero. Shaylene has struggled to come to terms with other people’s perceptions of what being Aboriginal means.

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Exhibition Opening: Cranbourne 2015

Invitations have just gone out for the Cranbourne Exhibition official opening on Wednesday 26 August. We’ll be featuring a Keynote Address by  Jewish Christian Muslim Association representative Samar Mourghabel, personal testimony of Holocaust survivor speaker Marianne Schwarz, and music by students of Lyndhurst Secondary College.

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