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Hockessin Community News
  • Spread the Word to End the R-word events take place March 5

  • Special Olympics Delaware along with several other disability organizations, will unite with students in schools across the state March 5 to raise awareness about the R-word.
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  • Special Olympics Delaware along with several other disability organizations, will unite with students in schools across the state March 5 to raise awareness about the R-word.
    Spread the Word to End the Word is a campaign created by youth to raise awareness about the negative impact of the slang word "retard(ed)," or the R-word and encourage people to stop and think about its derogatory uses in casual conversation. Youth in all 50 states will coordinate simultaneous pledge drives, campaigns and educational opportunities through Spread the Word to End the Word on Wednesday.
    More than 60 Delaware schools, along with University of Delaware will participate in the campaign.
    For more information: r-word.org.
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