The annual day of awareness for SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD is 3.5.14! Hope Haven’s Supported Employment staff will be out on that day to promote this message of respect and to have others pledge on our very own Spread the Word to End the Word Banner!
SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD is a national campaign that is put together by Special Olympics and Best Buddies that builds awareness for society to stop and think about its use of the R-word. Most people don’t think of this word as hate speech, but that’s exactly what it feels like to millions of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and friends. The R-word is just as cruel and offensive as any other slur.
People can let us know if they would like to take the pledge by signing our banner or they can also go online. Please call me with any questions! Thank You.
Shelby W. Woodall, BSW
Employment Services Program Manager
Hope Haven Area Development Center Corp.
319-754-4689 ext. 349