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Spread the Word to End the Word Set for March 8

Thursday, February 21, 2013

February 21. 2013

Spread the Word to End the Word Set for March 8

spread the wordOklahoma State College of Education students are working with a nationwide movement sponsored by Special Olympics International called “Spread the Word to End the Word”. On March 8, all OSU students, faculty and staff are invited to attend of two presentations that will raise awareness about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of using versions of the “R” word (such as retard or retarded).
 
Gretchen Cole-Lade, a special education instructor in the College of Education, will lead the 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. presentations in Willard Hall room 010 with assistance from Chisholm Elementary students and a global messenger from Special Olympics Oklahoma.
 
The event is sponsored by the College of Education, the Education Student Council, the Student Oklahoma Education Association, Omega Phi Alpha, and the OSU Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children. Certificates are available to all who attend.
 
For more information, please contact Cole-Lade at (405) 744-9440.