Cohen Commends Guilford Public School’s End the “R” Word Campaign

Senator Cohen

State Senator Christine Cohen participates in Guilford High School’s “End the R Word,” campaign. This is the eighth year GHS has participated in the nationwide campaign to encourage everyone to remove hurtful, derogatory terms from their vocabulary. (March 5, 2019) Photo taken by Lorri Hahn, Guilford Public Schools Communications Coordinator.

GUILFORD, CT—Today, State Senator Christine Cohen (D-Guilford) commended Guilford Public Schools for participating in the “End the R Word,” campaign, which educates students on the harmful impact of using the “R” word. This is the eighth year Guilford High School has taken part in this.

“I applaud Guilford High School for participating in the “End the R Word,” campaign,” said Sen. Cohen. “The students at GHS are doing a great service to our community by encouraging their fellow classmates to refrain from using hurtful language and by doing so are cultivating a civil, kind and inclusive environment.”

As part of the “End the R Word,” campaign, students encourage their peers to take a pledge to not use the “R” word, and if they have used it, to remove it from their vocabulary. Everyone who signed the pledge received a green bracelet which read, “Spread the word, to end the word,” or “The R word hurts. Disable the label.”

The “End the R Word,” campaign, is a nationwide initiative to educate young people on the hurtful impact of using the “R” word and encourages everyone to not use derogatory terms.

“By taking part in this campaign, students are leading the charge in making sure their hallways and classrooms are safe spaces for all,” said Sen. Cohen. “They are truly doing exceptional work.”

About Christine Cohen: Sen. Cohen was first elected in 2018 to represent the 12th Senate District which consists of Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison and North Branford. Christine is a small business owner; the proud owner of Cohen’s Bagel Company.