Things have been CRAZY around here getting ready for our Special Guest (the surprise will be revealed tomorrow), counting scarves for the Scarf Project and getting ready for this weekend’s State Indoor Games, BUT…today is national Spread the Word to End the Word Day and it all starts with you!!!
Spread the Word to End the Word is a movement to eradicate the use of the word “retard” or as we call it, the “r-word”. We treat this word just like any other minority slur. We know that most people say it and don’t intend to be mean, but when you do say it, you are demeaning 3% of the world’s population.
“Everyone has a gift and the world would be better off if we recognized it.”
–Timothy Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics.
- Take the pledge (The first 10 people to take the pledge and comment about it here on our blog will receive a free Spread the Word to End the Word prize!)
- View the YouTube video with what Glee stars think of the r-word
- View the resources