The College strives to foster the wonderful and respectful community enjoyed on campus. The Respectful College Community Steering committee chose Respectful and Inclusive Language as the theme for this year’s Respect Week – to further heighten the awareness of the power of words, and the use of respectful and inclusive language in potentially hurtful and damaging language.
The College has held many activities this week in support of the theme. These activities included a Respect Wall in the cafeteria where individuals wrote messages to post regarding what respect and inclusive language means to them, and the Developmental Services Worker students invited guest speaker Joe Clayton to talk with them about his experiences living in Rideau Regional Centre while in his teens and the power of language to harm people. Students were encouraged to enter the Respect – Think Before You Speak contest by submitting a short video, photo or photo montage, written piece, audio piece or work of art that expresses what respectful and inclusive language means to them.
|Members of the Respectful College Community Steering committee encourage individuals to post a message stating what respect and inclusive language means to them.||Guest speaker Joe Clayton spoke with Developmental Services Worker students about his experiences living in Rideau Regional Centre and the power of language to harm people.|
Students and staff, dressed in black and white in recognition of Respect Week, met in the Link Lounge for a group photo.