Join MDI on March 2nd to raise awareness of the hurtfulness of the R-word. The R-word is exclusive, offensive and derogatory.

The campaign asks people to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people. Language affects attitudes and attitudes affect actions. The campaign is intended to get schools, communities and organizations to rally and pledge their support to help create communities of inclusion and acceptance for all people.

Join MDI and pledge your support to eliminate the demeaning use of the r-word. For more information and to take the pledge go to