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Spread the Word to End the Word - LIB 100 US 201 Approved!

Spread the Word to End the Word -  LIB 100 US 201 Approved!

Date and Time

Friday, March 16, 2012
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location

  • Kirkhof Center » RM 2250 GRAND RIVER ROOM

Description

The R-word is the word 'retard(ed)'. Why does it hurt? The R-word hurts because it is exclusive. It’s offensive. It’s derogatory. The R-word is hate speech. See why supporters think the R-Word is hurtful when used in jokes or as part of everyday speech. This event includes Speakers from: Special Olympics, VSA, Special Education department, Best Buddies, Grand Valley Disability Advocates, and ASA. There will be volunteer opportunities, refreshments, entertainment, raffles, and a night of comradery and passion for dispeling negative attitudes and celebrating the gifts within everyone!

To pledge your support sign the online petition: http://r-word.org/r-word-pledge.aspx

“Everyone has a gift and the world would be better off if we recognized it.” – Timothy Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics.

Information

r-word.org

Contact

Cassady Watts (SSOA) president.ssoa@gmail.com

Laura Berry (Best Buddies) bestbuddiesgvsu@yahoo.com

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