Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Today's the Day

It's March 31.

Today's the day to Spread the Word to End the Word.

There are rallies and take-the-pledge events going on throughout the country, according to the Special Olympics site. I'm particularly pleased to see that every high school in Delaware is participating in this campaign, and that colleges and universities throughout the country (and even American University in Beirut) are also hosting events.

If there isn't an event or rally near you, no matter. Ending the practice of saying the r-word and educating others about how hurtful this is to people with disabilities doesn't require a public display of support, although that certainly helps with raising awareness.

The change comes from within ourselves, and spreads from there.

Spread the Word to End the Word. Let's just do it.

1 comment:

Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzle said...

That's awesome that the DE high schools are all involved! I love how they put it on their website: "Our language frames how we think about others."