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Spread the Word to End the Word at UR

March 3, 2015
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What: University of Rochester events for Spread the Word to End the Word.

Where: Wilson Commons on the University’s River Campus

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 4.

Spread the Word to End the Word is a national movement to end the demeaning use of the words “retard” and “retarded.” The University of Rochester is proud to support this campaign, and on March 4, the movement’s national day of awareness, several events will occur around campus and throughout the Medical Center.

The Yellow Jackets and No Disclaimers will perform between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wilson Commons. Students are invited to participate in a whiteboard photo campaign, sign banners, and other activities. Stations where people can sign a pledge not to use the “R-word” will be located in several locations including in Wilson Commons, Eastman Institute for Oral Health locations, and in the Medical Center.

Interview opportunities include university faculty, staff, advisors, students, the Yellow Jackets and No Disclaimers. For interviews contact Monique Patenaude, 585.276.3693 or 585.355.7906 (C)

 

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Category: Student Life