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Media: Nonprofit: Don’t Name Boston Casino After Steve Wynn

The Associated Press covered BARCC's call to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Gov. Charlie Baker, and other state lawmakers to ensure that Steven Wynn's name isn't displayed on the Boston Harbor casino that's currently being built in Everett. Wynn resigned as CEO of the company after reports of sexual violence that spanned decades… Read More

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Media: Rape Crisis Center Says Wynn Boston Harbor Shouldn’t Keep Casino Mogul’s Name

Following Steve Wynn's resignation in light of reports of decades of sexual violence, MassLive detailed BARCC's call to keep Wynn's name off the future casino currently under construction in Everett. In a statement, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella called for community accountability and leadership in the face of these reports. … Read More

Media: Other Cities are Stripping Wynn’s Name from Buildings. Why Would We Put it up?

The Boston Globe's Nestor Ramos wrote a column last week on the opportunity to prevent the installation of Steve Wynn's name on the Boston Harbor casino that's currently under construction. In the column, which followed reports of decades of sexual violence in the workplace, Ramos cites BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella's… Read More

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Why Are We Talking about a Casino?

You may have seen in the Boston Globe yesterday that we’re calling on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and state leadership to ensure that the casino being built in Everett by Wynn Resorts does not display the name of its founder Steve Wynn. Wynn resigned as chairman and chief executive of the company on Wednesday after reports were made public… Read More

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Statement: BARCC Calls on State Leadership to Prevent Naming of Casino after Steve Wynn

Today, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center calls on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Gov. Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and state lawmakers to ensure that the casino being built in Everett by Wynn Resorts does not display the name of its founder Steve Wynn. Wynn resigned as chairman and chief executive of the company on Wednesday… Read More

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Media: Larry Nassar Isn’t The Only Doctor Accused of Molesting Patients

A former BARCC hotline volunteer and practicing physician wrote an article about the issue of sexual assault in the medical field for STAT news. The author outlines the ways in which physicians are protected from consequences for predatory behavior, including the physician-as-hero trope, enabling from peers in leadership, and private disciplinary records.… Read More

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Press Release: Registration for Walk for Change Is Now Open

BARCC’s 12th annual Walk for Change will take place April 22 Registration is now open for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s 12th annual Walk for Change, which takes place on Sunday, April 22. The Walk, which drew more than 1,700 participants last year, is the largest sexual violence awareness event in New England. The Walk is 2.6 miles… Read More

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Why Walk for Change Now?

Lately, not a day goes by without mention of sexual harassment and assault in the media. It seems like maybe things are starting to actually change in a big way. But in this new age of #MeToo, your participation in the BARCC Walk for Change matters more than ever. On a wide scale, people are talking about sexual violence more, and in different ways,… Read More

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Media: Dialogue about Workplace Sexual Harassment Overlooks Threat of Physical Assault or Rape

The Boston Business Journal interviewed BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella on the challenges of reporting assault or rape in the workplace and how policies and culture can prevent sexual violence from happening.  Excerpt: “If companies have thought about it before, it's been from the perspective of corporate… Read More

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Op-Ed: The Larry Nassar Case Reminds Us: Listen to Survivors, Period

Former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced last week, following victim impact statements from more than 150 survivors. In light of those accounts, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe on lessons for institutional leaders who are grappling with reports of sexual abuse and those who are trying to… Read More