On March 4th, Antonio Uribe, Randy Weiler, and others led over 800 Dickinson High School students to join the global movement in pledging to stop using the “R-word.” They educated the students about the hurtful and offensive impact it makes to people with intellectual disabilities. Each student had a piece of paper with the R-word printed on it and placed it in the shredder as a symbol of commitment to stop using it. It was a great experience for all involved.
"Shred the R word day was a great experience for all students. When we entered the classrooms there was no hesitation for kids to stand up and take part in this important movement. Every student got up with a smile on their face. It definitely made people think about the message." -Ethan, DHS student