Block Two : Say This, Not That: Words Matter

jul 25, 2019: 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

  • Our language is constantly evolving and words and phrases that once were common place may now be derogatory or offensive. Join us as we explore Progressives Style Guide and reflect on ways we can use words to empower, rather than oppress. Together we will explore frameworks of language that include anti-ableism, anti-classism, anti-racism, restorative justice, and many more.

  • Participants can expect to leave this session equipped with:
  • - an understanding of the four principles of the style guide: People-First Language, Active Voice, Self-Identification, and Proper Nouns
  • - definitions of the 14 language frameworks included in the Style Guide
  • -a new and useable glossary of empowering language that replaces common words and phrases that should be avoided.