Together we can spread the word to end the R-word

Today is the annual Spread the Word to End the Word campaign.

Alpha Sigma Alpha joins this effort to end the use of the R-word from every day conversation.

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.

[Related: How to respond to someone who uses the R-word]

The Spread the Word to End the Word 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.

Alpha Sigma Alphas across the country challenge everyone to think before they speak. Collegiate and alumnae chapters participate by encouraging other students, co-workers, friends and family to pledge to stop the use of the word at www.r-word.org. Chapters help spread the word by hosting events in the community and on campus.

[Related: Register your R-word event]

Language affects attitudes and attitudes affect actions.

Pledge today to use respectful, people-first language.

 


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