Did you know that two students helped get the word “upstander” in the dictionary? They studied the importance of speaking up and making positive change, and were surprised that the term -- coined by diplomat Samantha Power and popularized by Facing History and Ourselves -- wasn’t already recognized. So they worked, as upstanders do, to find a solution.
We are proud of our organization’s commitment to nurturing upstanders! Teaching and celebrating upstanding is central to our mission. On Monday August 19 from 7-8 EST / 4-5 PST, our Los Angeles office looks forward to hosting a robust Twitter chat devoted to nurturing upstanding, thanks to #sschat. We hope you will join us. To inspire and prepare you, we offer:
- A look at our 2019 Los Angeles Upstander Award nominations
- A service learning project in ninth grade
- A family of upstanders honored and remembered at the California African American Museum
- A journey from student upstander to public defender
What inspires YOU when you think about an increase in upstanding?
How do you nurture upstanders in your community?
Post a comment below and join the Twitter conversation via #sschat on Monday, August 19th at 4 p.m. local time.