LORAS COLLEGE – This Monday, the Du-Buddies organization at Loras College kicked off End the “R-Word” Week, a week dedicated to spreading awareness about ending use of derogatory terms towards those with mental disabilities. Shelby Carter, Co-President of Du-Buddies, explained how the “Watch Your Mouth” event was a panel for education and advocacy that brought together many different organizations with students that gave testimonies about how different words and labels have affected them.
Caroline Breitbach is a a sophomore at Loras College studying Media Studies and English Creative Writing. She is a reporter for LCTV News. She is serves as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Guild of St. Genesius.