SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Special Olympics and Easy Lift hosted the annual R-Word campaign, to stop the derogatory use of the word "retard."

Organizers asked people to use the new R word- respect. Wednsday’s event took place at De la Guerra plaza around noon.

Several teen groups also participated including: the Boys and Girls club of Santa Barbara, the Special Olympics Club at Dos Pueblos High School, PathPoint and UC Santa Barbara Best Buddies.

Spread the word to end the word rally

POSTED: 12:31 PM PDT Mar 11, 2013    UPDATED: 09:34 PM PST Mar 06, 2013 

Special Olympics and Easy Lift hosted the annual R-Word campaign, to stop the derogatory use of the word "retard."

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