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K-State Today Student Edition

March 28, 2017

Kat Chats presents 'Oops... Shouldn't have said that, words have power!'

Submitted by Abigail Olsen

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We have all said something in the moment and then instantly regretted it. Words are powerful tools, but they can be detrimental. Let's choose our words more carefully. Learn more about word choice at the Kat Chat at 4 p.m. March 28 in 13 Leasure Hall.

You've heard the saying "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me," but you've also probably been hurt by someone else's words. This presentation/discussion is intended to introduce the concept of ableist language, to increase our awareness of disability metaphors, to facilitate our thinking about how this language can be harmful, and to help us identify alternative words we can use to speak more clearly and intentionally.

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