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Friday, January 20, 2017

Media: Meet the People Behind the Boston Women’s March

The Boston Globe profiled several people behind the planning of the Boston Women's March for America, including our own Shelley Yen-Ewert, BARCC's director of organizational development and learning. Shelley worked with other organizers to help make the historic even more accessible to people with disabilities.  Excerpt: "At BARCC [the…

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

BARCC Bandanas for Sale

White bandana sample Are you joining us at the Boston Women's March for America? Want to wear your BARCC pride? We're selling limited-edition BARCC bandanas for the occasion, generously created by local designer Cathy Sherwood of Pleased Made especially for BARCC!  We have a limited quantity printed in high-quality custom colored cotton using…

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Monday, January 09, 2017

Media: What You Need to Know about the New Uber and Lyft Background Checks

Boston Metro In recent coverage by the Metro Boston, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella offers perspective on the new ride-share background checks in Massachusetts. Excerpt: "Gina Scaramella, executive director of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), said that in her experience, CORI checks, as well as the sex offender registry, are pretty…

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Thursday, January 05, 2017

Op-Ed: Shutting Down Locker Room Talk

Op-Ed: Shutting Down Locker Room Talk image In her latest op-ed for WGBH News, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella highlights the dangers of dismissing "locker room talk" and the need for schools and universities to adequately address it for effective prevention of sexual violence.  Excerpt: "When these athletes associate with other 'sexually aggressive, hyper-masculine, and delinquent…

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

A Caring Voice on the Hotline

A Caring Voice on the Hotline image Volunteer Spotlight: Jess Nissenbaum, Hotline Counselor Whenever someone calls BARCC’s 24-7 hotline, there’s a voice waiting on the other end of the line. Whether you’re a survivor, family member, friend, or provider, our highly trained and supervised volunteer rape crisis counselors and staff are ready to listen, to support, to help…

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