Members of St. Louis ARC participate in a flash mob at the Millennium Student Center at UMSL. The performance was undertaken to raise awareness of national campaign to end the use of negative words. (Photo by Mike Butler)

Patrons in the Nosh at the Millennium Student Center at the University of Missouri–St. Louis last week got a little more than chips with their lunch.

More than 70 people, including UMSL education students and members of St. Louis ARC, took part in a flash mob to spread awareness about a national campaign to end the use of negative words. The campaign, “Spread the Word to End the Word,” is about ending the use of words like “retard” and “retarded,” and showing respect for others.

Click here to watch the UMSL Flashmob video by Alicia Hottle.

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