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Spread the Word to End the Word: R-Word

Posted on: March 18th, 2013

 

Spread the Word to End the Word is a world-wide campaign driven by young people who are taking a stand and raising awareness of the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the R-word. The campaign aims to build awareness for society to stop and think about its’ use of the R-word and encourages people to think before they speak. Spread the Word to End the Word asks that you to change the conversation and help eliminate the demeaning use of the R-word from today’s popular youth vernacular and replace it with “respect”. It is a plea for your help is creating a more accepting world for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and all those people who may appear different, but have unique gifts and talents to share with the world.

Visit www.r-word.org for more information on Spread the Word to End the Word.

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