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Tiffin University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Joins National Movement

Spread the Word to End the Word

Tiffin University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has joined the “Spread the Word to End the Word” national movement.

Spread the Word Inclusion movement logo

TU student-athlete representatives (approximately 100) will visit the homerooms of Tiffin Columbian High School on Wednesday, March 20 to share a video and presentation and encourage each student to take the pledge to end the “R” word which stands for “retard” – a word individuals use in everyday speech which is hurtful and dehumanizing to individuals with special needs.

The student-athletes will then gather on TU’s campus in the Gillmor Student Center from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. to encourage TU students to also take the pledge.

A small presentation will end the day at TU’s Annual Women’s Leaders Symposium Wednesday evening.

About the Movement

The “Spread the Word to End the Word” movement was established in 2009 during the Special Olympics Global Youth Activation Summit at the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games. The movement was created by youth with and without intellectual disabilities.

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