Mean What You Say

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  • Words that Hurt: List of the words we are using. State a common slur that they are popularly used or context of which they are used in. Explain what the words have come to mean. Explain what the true definition of what the words mean. “That’s so Gay”“Stop being a Fag”“That’s Retarded”
  • Ideological beliefAll these words have the potential to harm others if used in any way. It all depends on how they are used in daily context.These words are commonly over used in jest to others that you know.Through this over use the definitions have changed and have become socially acceptable. Through over use they have loss their weight, history and true rhetorical meaning. We intend to fight against the use of hurtful language by comabting the common ideological belief that language does not have true power
  • RUTH
  • - Ellen
  • Mean What You Say

    1. 1. “Mean What You Say” Saying what you mean… Presented By: Chris Gonzalez, Michael Daniels, Ruth Bettis, Ellen Thomas, Jim Davis
    2. 2. Words that hurt.. • “Stop Being a fag!” – “Faggot” - n. a bundle of sticks • “That’s So Gay!” – “Gay” - adj. lighthearted / Carefree • “That’s Retarded” – “Retard” - n. a slackening of tempo
    3. 3. Ideological Belief • The potential to harm others • Their overuse • Socially acceptable • The loss of their true meaning and weight
    4. 4. Community Need • Ignorance – 36% of survey don’t know origins of “Gay” or “Retarded” • Bullying young – 28% of 6-12 grade students experienced bullying in 2008-2009 school year – Cyber-Bullying
    5. 5. Bullying • American Psychological Association • Discomfort
    6. 6. Interview • Female Student with Disabled Brother • Hall-mate using Slur Words • R-Word “Spread The Word To End The Word”
    7. 7. Connections
    8. 8. Message Speaker Audience
    9. 9. Approach • Social Media – Twitter • @MeanWhatYouSay5 • #lookitup, #sticksandstones, #thinkfirst – Facebook • Posters • T-Shirts • Rubber bracelets
    10. 10. Mission
    11. 11. Volunteer T-shirts
    12. 12. Social Media • Facebook – 158,847,600 United States users – https://www.facebook.com/MeanWhatYouSay • Twitter – About 250,000,000 Twitter accounts in United States – 62% of global users are 18-34 years old – https://twitter.com/MeanWhatYouSay5
    13. 13. For Those Who Have Been … • Bullied • Hurt By Someone • Friends / Relatives
    14. 14. The Budget • Bracelets • T-Shirts • Yard Signs
    15. 15. Bracelets 400 Bracelets @ $.29 = $116
    16. 16. Team t-shirts 10 Shirts @ $13.65 = $136.50
    17. 17. Yard signs and posters Yard Signs- $155.70 (10 Signs) (40 Posters) Posters- $80
    18. 18. Total budget Materials • Wristbands • Team T-Shirts • Yard Signs • Posters Cost • $116 • $136.50 • $155.70 • $80 • _______________ • Total • $491.20
    19. 19. Moving Forward… • Screen Saver Announcement • Videos ( YouTube ) • Larger Grant Applications • Expansion
    20. 20. QUESTIONS ???
    21. 21. Sources: • http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/definition/index.html#types • http://www.socialbakers.com/facebook-statistics/ • http://24hourwristbands.com/shop/custom-siliconewristbands/debossed-wristbands • http://www.customink.com/lab?PK=169811 • http://www.buildasign.com/SuggestedItems?ciid=6255615A4B5171465 24C633D • http://www.apa.org/topics/bullying/ • http://www.r-word.org/

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