Speaking Up


SPEAKING UP involves asking hard questions, raising unwelcomed concerns, and reporting suspected wrongdoing for a greater good.

“It takes a great man to be a good listener.”

-Calvin Coolidge, Former President of the United States

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.”

-Albert Einstein, physicist

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed.  If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.”

-William Faulkner, writer & Nobel Prize laureate

“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”

-Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister, activist & leader of the Civil Rights Movement

“What hurts the victim the most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander.”

-Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, author & activist

“Don’t wait for someone to speak up for you.  Speak up for yourself.”

-Malala Yousafzai, activist & Nobel Prize laureate