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1: Real Texans Don't Use the R-Word | “Real Texans Don’t Use the ‘R’-Word” is a week of events from February 28-March 6 that are aimed at generating awareness about the negative effects of the use of the word “retard”. We want to show that this word not only negatively affects individuals with intellectual disabilities, but also society at large. The events that we host throughout the week will provide education and empowerment, two of the most crucial elements in the formula for societal change. In the days leading up to our large culmination event on Sunday, we will have a screening of the movie The Ringer, pledge signing booths all across campus, a speaker at Tejas Coffee, Texas Buddy Idol featuring Buddy Ambassador speeches and karaoke, and an educational outreach booth at Explore UT.

3: Texas Buddy Idol

5: Actor Eddie Barbanell from the movie "The Ringer" attended our Festival of Friendship to show his support!

7: FESTIVAL OF FRIENDSHIP

13: Thanks to everyone who supported us!

14: Spread the Word to End the Word

15: It is time to relinquish the use of this “R”-word and replace it with a new “R”-word – Respect.

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  • Title: Real Texans Don't Use the R-Word Week
  • “Real Texans Don’t Use the ‘R’-Word” is a week of events from February 28-March 6 that are aimed at generating awareness about the negative effects of the use of the word “retard”. We want to show that this word not only negatively affects individuals with intellectual disabilities, but also society at large. The events that we host throughout the week will provide education and empowerment, two of the most crucial elements in the formula for societal change. In the days leading up to our large culmination event on Sunday, we will have a screening of the movie The Ringer, pledge signing booths all across campus, a speaker at Tejas Coffee, Texas Buddy Idol featuring Buddy Ambassador speech...more“Real Texans Don’t Use the ‘R’-Word” is a week of events from February 28-March 6 that are aimed at generating awareness about the negative effects of the use of the word “retard”. We want to show that this word not only negatively affects individuals with intellectual disabilities, but also society at large. The events that we host throughout the week will provide education and empowerment, two of the most crucial elements in the formula for societal change. In the days leading up to our large culmination event on Sunday, we will have a screening of the movie The Ringer, pledge signing booths all across campus, a speaker at Tejas Coffee, Texas Buddy Idol featuring Buddy Ambassador speeches and karaoke, and an educational outreach booth at Explore UT!less
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  • Published: over 5 years ago

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