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.
Cassady Watts (SSOA) firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Berry (Best Buddies) email@example.com