Today is the Day!March 7, 2018Today is the day! Please visit Perky Planet facebook page for talking points and information, and also our crowdfunding page at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/perky-planet-coffee-shop-and-social-revolution-community/x/100377...
Tomorrow is #EndTheWord day!March 6, 2018At 10 am tomorrow our Thunderclap campaign will happen. We have also started our Indiegogo campaign to build a coffee shop for our neighbors with disabilities! Find out more here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/perky-planet-coffee-shop-and-social-revolution-community/x/10037708#/
Just 17 days left in #EndTheWord CampaignFebruary 18, 2018
On March 7 at 10:00 am Eastern (U.S.) time our social media flash mob begins. We have nearly 600 Supporters with a social media following of 775,000 taking part. Please invite your friends to take part as well by having them visit https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/67160-coffee-social-revolution and click on "Support with Facebook"
Below is a fact sheet about the End The Word campaign.
Spread the Word to End the Word® Fact Sheet
Spread the Word to End the Word is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics, Best Buddies and our supporters to inspire respect and acceptance through raising the consciousness of society about the R-word and how hurtful and disrespectful words can be toward people with intellectual disabilities.
The campaign, created by youth, is intended to engage schools, organizations and communities to rally and pledge their support at www.r-word.org and to promote the inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The annual day of awareness is held the first Wednesday of March. While most activities are centered on or near that annual day in March, people everywhere can help spread the word throughout their communities and schools year-round through pledge drives, youth rallies and online activation.
Spread the Word to End the Word was founded by college students Soeren Palumbo (Notre Dame 2011) and Tim Shriver (Yale 2011) in 2009, and continues to be led by passionate young people, along with Special Olympics athletes and Best Buddies participants across the United States and in many other parts of the world.
Respectful and inclusive language is essential to the movement for the dignity and humanity of people with intellectual disabilities. However, much of society does not recognize the hurtful, dehumanizing and exclusive effects of the R-word.
Language affects attitudes. Attitudes impact actions. Make your pledge for #Respect today at www.R-word.org.
Visit www.r-word.org to learn how you can Spread the Word to End the Word.