Nurturing Upstanders

Posted by Gayle Cole on August 9, 2019

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:LASGS_Summer2019_UpstanderCelebration_IMG_3180_edit


What inspires YOU when you think about an increase in upstanding?

AMA_2019_UpstanderCelebration_IMG_3166_editHow 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. 

Topics: Upstanders, Twitter

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