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Web Movie: The R-Word

two women walking. Text: "The R-Word. Word Matter. Attitudes Matter."

Everyday the word “retard(ed)” can be seen and heard at school, at work, at home, and all over the media. The inappropriate use of the r-word as a derogatory slang term used to put people down continues to marginalize and dehumanize an entire population of people and their families and friends. But there is a social and cultural movement afoot and now is the time to leverage this momentum for change.

The R-Word documentary film confronts the word retard(ed). The film tells the stories of a diverse group of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have the same hopes & fears as everyone else, and of their siblings who advocate on their behalf and turn their love and pride into action. This film will challenge every viewer to put their mind where their mouth is and encourage everyone to think before they speak.

Join us to watch and discuss this film online on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Participation in this event is available through an internet connection or a phone call. Space is limited, so please register in advance below.


Registration for this event is now closed. You can register to watch this movie with discussion on Monday, April 19 as part of the Disability Advocacy Virtual Film Festival.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this webinar, please follow this link to email Miranda or call her at 269-345-1516 x120.