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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 Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Participation in this event is available through an internet connection or a phone call. Please register in advance below. Disability Network Southwest Michigan believes all people deserve full access and inclusion in our programs and services and will make every effort to secure necessary accommodations for participants in our events. Please register as soon as possible if you will require an accommodation to participate.

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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.