A person who stands up, speaks out, and/or takes action in defense of those who are targeted for harm; one who aims to prevent or stop harm and/or injustice and transform situations where individuals or groups are mistreated; Can refer to situations defined by interpersonal, communal, social, and international disputes. ANTONYM: bystander
We serve mass and targeted audiences by challenging indifference to injustice and raising awareness of the need for upstanders, especially among middle- and high-school educators and their students.WHAT WE DO
With original documentaries, related learning resources, and educator workshops, the Upstander Project helps teachers and students become upstanders.OUR GOALS
- Overcome indifference to social injustice;
- Develop the skills of upstanders;
- Contribute to action-oriented campaigns in response to vital social issues.