University of Rochester works to end hurtful word

Updated: 03/05/2014 5:56 AM
Created: 03/05/2014 4:38 AM WHEC.com

The University of Rochester is teaming up with the Special Olympics and the Golisano Foundation to end the use of the word "retarded."

Members of the "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign will hold an event aimed at educating the public on the effect hurtful words have on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The event will take place Wednesday at the University of Rochester's Medical Center Café starting at 9 a.m., along with live music starting at noon.

From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. there will also be a dance performance featuring people who use wheelchairs. That event is taking place at the University of Rochester Wilson Commons Hirsch Lounge on the River Campus.

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