Women Who Dare: living ordinary lives; meeting extraordinary challenges

For 160 years Sisters of Mercy Brisbane have initiated and influenced social reform in Queensland by challenging inequalities and social structures and championing society’s most vulnerable. Whilst they are best known for their ministries in education, healthcare and welfare, what is perhaps less widely understood, is their breadth of vision, and their daring and unconventional methods, driving change and providing leadership within their fields.

Pioneers, innovators and change-makers, the Sisters have consistently undertaken extraordinary challenges to improve the lives of others. Guided by the values of foundress, Catherine McAuley and actioned through empowerment, justice, dignity, equity and advocacy, their work has driven fundamental change.

The extraordinary social history within the exhibition is accompanied by engaging activity stations inviting you to share your thoughts in a simple yet innovative way about issues of today.
Plan your visit to Adderton to see Women Who Dare.

You can also influence the future of social change.  Take inspiration from Women Who Dare, join in creative workshops and find new ways to speak out, create positive change and dare to make a real difference.

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