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Media: State House Proves to be Home to Culture of Sexual Misconduct

As accounts of sexual harassment and assault at the Massachusetts State House are reported with increased frequency, people are looking for ways to prevent a culture of sexual misconduct from ocurring in the first place. Stephanie DeCandia, BARCC director of programs, spoke with Boston University's Daily Free Press about the power dynamics… Read More

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Press Release: Prudential Tower Will Shine in Support of Survivors of Sexual Harassment and Assault

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center to Participate in Annual 31 Nights of Light On the night of Tuesday, December 19, the Prudential Tower will shine purple and orange to show support for survivors of sexual harassment and assault. Part of the annual 31 Nights of Light, this lighting will raise awareness for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), which… Read More

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Media: What Motivates Men to Expose Themselves Without Consent?

Following comedian Louis C.K.'s admission that he engaged in sexual misconduct, Mic spoke with BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella to gain a better understanding of the power dynamic of indecent exposure and the psychological impact of non-physical sexual violence.  Excerpt: “Once you take apart how people groom whom they victimize,… Read More

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Media: Aly Raisman Tells ’60 Minutes’ She Was Sexually Abused By U.S. National Team Doctor

Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman came forward this month to say that Larry Nassar, a former U.S. women's gymnastics team doctor, sexually abused her. BARCC Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Manager Katia Santiago-Taylor spoke with WBZ News to give context to Raisman's bravery.  Excerpt: “It was important for her to be able to say,… Read More

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Why the Prudential Will Be Purple and Orange on December 19

Save the date: on December 19 the Prudential Center will be lit up purple and orange! Those are the colors of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, and we’re shining in support of survivors of sexual violence. The color change at the top of Boston’s iconic building is part of the 31 Nights of Light, a program founded in 2009 to celebrate Boston-area… Read More

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Media: Senate Confirms Legislation Ramping up University Sexual Assault Policies

The Daily Free Press, Boston University's independent student newspaper, spoke with BARCC's Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Manager Katia Santiago-Taylor about a new bill that passed the State Senate last week. The legislation, passed unanimously on Thursday, requires higher education institutions to strengthen their policies on sexual… Read More

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A Record-Setting Show of Support at the Champions for Change Gala

Nearly 700 BARCC supporters, volunteers, and staff showed up for survivors this past Friday at our annual Champions for Change Gala & Auction. In addition to a rousing live auction, the evening featured a moving speaking program celebrating the strength of survivors as well as the holistic nature of BARCC’s services and advocacy. As national… Read More

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Media: Rape Crisis Center Reaches out after #MeToo

The Hungtinton News spoke with BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella and Northeastern student and hotline volunteer Danielle Dottor to talk about the #MeToo campaign and what students should know about Title IX and resources for survivors of sexual violence.  Excerpt: “A campus that really runs around the fraternity culture is going… Read More

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Media: Gina Scaramella Named ‘Badass Chick of the Week’

BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella was named Amp 103.3 Radio's "badass chick of the week," and went on the show to talk about her work with BARCC.  Excerpt: "What I love so much about [working at BARCC] is being able to hear from so many survivors, really learning from all those experiences, and making changes on the policy… Read More

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Media: Controversy Over Kevin Spacey Accusation and Response

Earlier this week, actor Kevin Spacey responded to reports that he sexually abused a minor by apologizing and coming out as a gay man. BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella went on Greater Boston to discuss the controversy.  Excerpt: "I do think this is a moment, but I also see how this plays out in many other settings. I think sometimes we… Read More