Ally, Bystander or Advocate

Ms. Liz’s Allies is a lovely video shared by Karmatube on raising awareness of what moves us to be an ally, bystander or advocate in the face of difference – now and throughout history.

“Why might you choose to step in?” This is one question that fourth graders in Elizabeth Kleinrock’s class are asked as they learn terms like “ally,” “advocate,” and “bystander” and consider them in various historical, social, and cultural contexts. If the complexity of our world, its problems, pains, and difficult questions can feel overwhelming at times, a look inside this classroom goes to show that with the right tools, a little bit of time, and a lot of space for self-expression, our world’s younger generations promise much hope as stewards of humanity.”