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  • n. Plural form of upstander.


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  • Dan Olweus, international researcher and bullying prevention specialist, enumerates the distinctive and often overlapping roles enacted in these episodes: the person or persons who perpetrate aggressive actions; the active followers; those who passively support, condone, or collude in the aggression; the onlookers (sometimes referred to as "bystanders"); the possible defenders; those who actually defend the targets of aggression (sometimes called "upstanders"); and those who are exposed and attacked.

    Warren J. Blumenfeld: Sexual Abuse and the Institutional Conspiracy of Silence

  • One can imagine, using the Secretary's Kenyan example, a model employing mobile phones, wherein the brave "upstanders" of the DRC -- the group Women's Synergy for Victims of Sexual Violence, for example -- would have the tools to report instances of abuse, crowdsourcing sexual violence the way Clinton hopes young Kenyans will crowdsource anti-corruption efforts.

    The Full Feed from

  • Each day we have the ability to transform lives, to speak out against injustice, to be -- as first coined by National Security Council member Samantha Power -- "upstanders" for positive change.

    Evie M. Salomon: The Sound of Silence: Resolving To Speak Out In 2012

  • We are standing up, joining together as allies, as upstanders, to put an end to your intolerance, your hatred, your violence, to once and for all end the deaths that have taken so many beautiful and gentle spirits.

    Warren J. Blumenfeld: Manifesto of a (Proud) Religious Bigot!

  • Another distinguishing feature of these campaigns is an emphasis on encouraging students to be "upstanders" if they encounter intolerance.

    Suzie Boss: Not In Our Town

  • On K-12 and college campuses across the country, students and educators are coming together as "upstanders" to change their communities for the better.

    Suzie Boss: Not In Our Town

  • It is only because of upstanders that things are different in So.

    OpEdNews - Diary: Today Is Restricted Negativity Day On OpEdNews

  • You see this with a lot of my upstanders, the people that one encounters throughout the century, but people who take a stand tend to not be the most politically savvy.

    A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide

  • But it's told through the incredible struggles of upstanders, of people who stand up within or outside the system.

    A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide

  • You see the kind of toolkit that people have on offer that they can dip into in the face of genocide, that the upstanders are arguing that we do open and that we start to experiment with, that it gets much more expansive and we start to be much more creative about what it is the U.S. government can do.

    A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide


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