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Mar 6, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

#ONEMOREGOV Spread The Word to End The R-Word Campaign

At Farrington High School we will pledge to end the R-Word on March 6th!
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Evelyn Utai
Email: utai808@gmail.com
Phone: 808-321-2406
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Farrington High School
1564 N. School St.

Honolulu, Hawaii
UNITED STATES

Mar 7, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The New 'R" Word is RESPECT!

Take the Pledge! Create posters for your schools, churches, or office. Tell your own stories for YouTube, videographers from Cornell Best Buddies. Skit by WeACT members, Unity House self-advocacy group. Make your own t-shirt. Information about services for developmentally disabled children, youth and adults. Films from Self-Advocacy Association of NYS, FUN!
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Patricia Gooding
Email: levelgreen2010@gmail.com
Phone: 607-339-9472
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Center Ithaca
171 East State Street

Ithaca, New York
UNITED STATES

Mar 7, 2015
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fifth Annual "End the R-Word" Celebration

Join us on March 7th at Westmoreland Mall (Center Court) in Greensburg, Pennsylvania where will be hosting an event to spread the word to the end the r-word. The event is free to the public and there will be a banner to sign the pledge, activity tables, an interactive DJ, live performances, local mascots, t-shirt giveaways and Glitter Dot the Clown who will be making balloon creations for those who attend.
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Jared Roser
Email: roserj@westmoreland.swsix.com
Phone: 724-830-3617
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Westmoreland Mall (Center Court)
5256 Route 30

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

Mar 10 - 12 2015

Spread the Word Rally

Students at Boise State University be out on the Quad on Wednesday, March 11th, collecting pledges to get rid of the R-Word.
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Marissa Watkins
Email: marissawatkins@u.boisestate.edu
Phone: 208-546-1701
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Boise State University - The Quad
Boise, Idaho
UNITED STATES

Mar 10, 2015
11:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Spread the Word To End the Word Rockin the Oval

Join us on March 10th at the University of Montana Oval (UC if adverse weather outside) in Missoula, Montana. UM students and athletes will be rallying together to promote inclusion and respect for people of all abilities!
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Samantha McLeod
Email: samanthajomcleod@hotmail.com
Phone: 406-231-6805
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University of Montana Oval
Missoula, Montana
UNITED STATES

Mar 10, 2015

End the R Word

Join us on March 10th at the California State University Central Quad in Fullerton, California as we are ask students, faculty, and staff pledge to use respectful, people-first language. Participants will be allowed to sign a large chalk board and take pictures to show their pledge to "End the R-Word."
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Jocelyn Frierson
Email: jdfrierson@csu.fullerton.edu
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California State University
800 N State College Blvd

Fullerton, California
UNITED STATES

Mar 11, 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Midwestern University and Best Buddies Dance

Come get your groove on with Midwestern University students and members of Best Buddies Arizona for a night to remember! It'll be a fun filled night with music, dancing, photo booth, and refreshments as we ban together support the campaign to Spread the Word to End the Word.
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Vanessa Holmes
Email: vholmes16@midwestern.edu
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Midwestern University Gymnasium
19555 North 59th Ave

Glendale, Arizona
UNITED STATES

Mar 11, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Rocky Mountain College Pledge Day

Students, faculty, and staff of Rocky Mountain College are invited to take the pledge to not stop using the word 'retard(ed)' on Wednesday, March 11th (coming back from Spring Break). Prizes will be awarded to those who take the pledge!
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Emily Schaff
Email: emily.schaff@rocky.edu
Phone: 406-489-1905
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Rocky Mountain College
1511 Poly Drive

Billings, Montana
UNITED STATES

Mar 13, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

5th Grade Presentation

I will be presenting a Down Syndrome Awareness and End the "R" Word presentation to my daughter's 5th grade peers at Rohwer Elementary School on March 13, 2015.
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Buffy Beightol
Email: buffbeck@cox.net
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Rohwer Elementary School
17701 F St.

Omaha, Nebraska
UNITED STATES

Mar 14, 2015
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

R-Word Awareness Day

The Montecito Family YMCA will host an R-Word Pledge Drive and Awareness Day to show their support for the R-Word Campaign and Special Olympics Santa Barbara. Youth basketball teams will exhibition their skills, Special Olympics Global Messengers will be on hand to answer any questions, and YMCA volunteers will collect pledges on behalf of Special Olympics. Join the YMCA and Special Olympics for a fun day of games, appetizers, and community support!
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Michelle Duke
Email: mduke@sosc.org
Phone: 805-884-1516
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Montecito Family YMCA
591 Santa Rosa Ln.

Santa Barbara , California
UNITED STATES

Mar 14, 2015
8:30 AM - 3:00 AM

End The Word in Key West

At our Area 11 Games and in the weeks leading up to them, our Key West High Project Unify Club members will be soliciting Pledges. Project Unify Club members are emailing and using Facebook to gather online pledges. There will be a table at Area 11 Games for signing of a Poster which will be displayed at Key West High for the remaining month of March.
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Ruth Holland
Email: ruthholland@specialolympicsmonroe.org
Phone: 305-923-0288
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Area 11 Bocce and Cycling Games
Atlantic Blvd

Key West, Florida
UNITED STATES

Mar 17 - 20 2015

Spread the Word to End the R-word

Join us on March 17th at Mountain Vista Home School Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado a we Spread the word to end the R-Word and change it to mean respect. For more information please use the contact information below.
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Julie Moses
Email: jmsunset7@gmail.com
Phone: 719-685-0322
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2400 Slater Ave

Colorado Springs , Colorado, 80905
UNITED STATES

Mar 25, 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Wellness Fair

Join us on March 25th at Clairview School in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and come discover specialized resources to help you live a healthy and well-balanced life. Breaking the mold of typical health and wellness fairs, this event will prove to be more interactive and personalized to fit many unique needs. This event will include hands-on activities, health screenings, Glitter Dot the Clown (Balloon Creations), giveaways, demonstrations, access to multiple health and wellness tips and tools, and assistive technology and adaptive equipment on display. There will also be insight into a variety of specialized therapies available to you (ex. art, pet, aqua, music).
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Jared Roser
Email: roserj@westmoreland.swsix.com
Phone: 724-830-3617
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Clairview School
215 Donahue Road

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

Mar 27, 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Creative Expressions Art & Music Show

Join us March 27th at Greensburg Garden & Civic Center in Greensburg, Pennsylvania for a day of music and talent performances that will include people with intellectual disabilities and an art display showcasing the talents of local artists (many from individuals with IDD). MC Rocco will be on turntables and light refreshments will be served during this event.
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Jared Roser
Email: roserj@westmoreland.swsix.com
Phone: 724-830-3617
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Greensburg Garden & Civic Center
951 Old Salem Road

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

Apr 13, 2015
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Spread the Word to End the Word Rallly

We are holding a rally to get the word out that the R-word is hurtful. We are a nursing honor society and find it extremely important to get people involved. We are going to have speakers explaining how the word is hurtful.
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Denise Cantoni
Email: Belsamari@comcast.net
Phone: 609-364-4382
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Cumberland County College
3322 College Drive

Vineland, New Jersey
UNITED STATES

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