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Friday, April 28, 2017

More Than 1,700 People Show Up for Survivors at Walk for Change

Group of participants at Walk for Change 2017 On April 23, more than 1,700 attendees took part in our annual Walk for Change, the largest gathering in New England raising awareness of sexual violence, to show their support for survivors. Participants at this year’s Walk for Change raised more than $222,000 for BARCC services. The total is a fundraising record for the event, which has…

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Press Release: More Than 1,700 People Show Up for Survivors of Sexual Violence at Walk for Change

Group of participants at 2017 Walk for Change Attendees raise over $222,000 for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica L. Atcheson, media@barcc.org, 617-649-1288 Cambridge, April 28, 2017―The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) announces today that more than 1,700 attendees took part in its Annual Walk for Change April 23 to show their support for survivors…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Tips for Talking about Sexual Violence

Two icons of people with orange and purple speech bubbles Engaging family members, friends, and others A man walks up to two feminists at a women’s march. While pointing at a sign that reads “Boys will be boys held accountable for their actions,” he says “What is this? A march against men?!” Adorned in pink pussy hats, holding creative protest signs, both of the feminists…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Op-Ed: Sexual Harassment Needs to Be a Firing Offense

Boston Globe Opinion logo In this op-ed for the Boston Globe Opinion section, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella comments on the prevention of and response to workplace sexual harassment, in light of recent news involving Bill O'Reilly/Fox News, Sterling Jewelers, and Uber.  Excerpt: "The most powerful way to prevent sexual harassment and assault from occurring…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Media: Events Raise Awareness on Sexual Assaults

Boston Neighborhood Network News BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella appeared yesterday on Boston Neighborhood Network News, talking about Sexual Assault Awareness Month, dress codes, BARCC services, our annual Walk for Change, and more! Excerpt: "That's one of the things that's so important about having a robust rape crisis center that we have here in Boston,…

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