Today is an official day of activism to stop the use of the R-word. I love the important message of this campaign and I hope you will visit their website, like them on facebook, and spread the word to end the word.
Spread the Word to End the Word™ is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics, Best Buddies International and our supporters to raise the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed)” and encourage people to pledge to stop using the R-word.
Download a fact sheet and several helpful resources from the official site for more information.
This message goes right along with the Person First Language post I wrote for The Daily Digi, so I hope you will also take a minute to think about how important it is to show respect for everyone.
Please help me spread the word!