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Ally: In the education literature concerned with social justice and diversity, conceptions of the term ally generally use the term to reflect a relationship between people or relationships that people have to a cause or struggle for change. Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice

Activism: “Activism is quite simply taking action to effect social change; this can occur in a myriad of ways and in a variety of forms. Often it is concerned with ‘how to change the world’ through social, political, economic or environmental change. This can be led by individual but is often done collectively through social movements.”


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