Media: Here’s What Your Workplace Can Do about Sexual Harassment

In light of mounting reports of sexual harassment and assault—particularly in workplaces—BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella wrote an op-ed for the Boston Globe. In the piece, Gina laid out tangible steps workplaces can take to prevent and appropriately respond to sexual harassment.  Excerpt: "Bringing these conversations… Read More

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Media: ASAP and BARCC Discuss Future Plans, Resources, #MeToo Campaign

The Tufts Daily spoke with BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella to refamiliarize the Tufts campus with BARCC services, discuss the #MeToo social media campaign, and the demand for services for survivors of sexual violence.  Excerpt: "That’s our job; to listen and learn as we’re doing the things that we’re doing directly… Read More

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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