Volunteers with Best Buddies, a non-profit organization that aims to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, were on the Haley Center concourse today passing out wristbands and candy to raise awareness of language’s effect on society’s attitudes toward the mentally handicapped.
Auburn students were encouraged to sign a large poster pledging to refrain from “the demeaning use” of the word “retarded.”
The pledge drive is a part of the Best Buddies’ March 7 “Spread The Word To End The Word” campaign.
Photo, reporting: The Auburn Plainsman.
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