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.
Our campaign asks people to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people. Language affects attitudes and attitudes affect actions. Pledge today to use respectful, people-first language.
TAKE THE PLEDGE TO TAKE A STAND
If you would like to start the 2018 Spread the Word to End the Word campaign at your school or organization, please contact:
Paige Thieke Clough
Unified Champion Schools Coordinator
For more information about the R-Word Campaign, visit www.r-word.org.
Thank you to Westerra Credit Union for sponsoring the R-Word Campaign.