What is Civic Courage?
Civic Courage is when an individual or group of individuals act, advocate, organize or lead on an issue of importance to the community at great personal, political, or professional risk. These individuals may not necessarily prevail in the short run, but their courageous actions guide our community toward better values and greater equity.
Perhaps the best way to define civic courage is by telling the stories of those individuals who best exemplified it in their lives. Below are some ideas to get you started. The list below is provided to give you some ideas, and we encourage you to write about anyone who shows civic courage as defined above.