Media: April 22 Walk to Highlight Sexual Violence

Chris Lovett, of Boston Neighborhood Network News, interviewed BARCC Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Manager Katia Santiago-Taylor about the Walk for Change this week.   Excerpt:  "It doesn't matter when the assault happened. We're going to see you, and we're going to provide you free confidential support"    Watch… Read More

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Media: In #MeToo Era, BARCC Walk for Change Extra-Special for Survivors of Sexual Assault

BARCC Survivor Speaker Volunteer Kim Warnick was on the cover of Metro Boston this week to talk about the Walk for Change and what it's like to be a survivor in the midst of the #MeToo movement.  Excerpt: “This is a place where you can maybe take a step beyond witnessing #MeToo,” Warnick said, “and show up for survivors… Read More

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Media: Criminal Justice Reform Comes with a Price Tag

State House News Service quoted BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella's statement on the sweeping criminal justice reform bill signed into law in their recent report. The law changes Massachusetts' system for handling sexual assault evidence kids, among other reforms.  Excerpt: "The full system of response to and care of people… Read More

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Media: ‘Encore Boston Harbor’? Wynn Boston Harbor Casino Could Get Renamed, Executives Acknowledge

MassLive.com recently reported that executives at Wynn Boston Harbor are considering dropping the name "Wynn" in light of reports of sexual assault by casino mogul Steve Wynn, a step that the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center called for last month.  Excerpt: "The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center has called for the removal of [Wynn's] name, saying… Read More

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Press Release: Walk for Change Offers Opportunity to Show Up for Survivors amid #MeToo

BARCC’s 12th annual Walk for Change features keynote speeches by author and activist Jaclyn Friedman and Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley   The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s 12th annual Walk for Change will take place on Sunday, April 22. The Walk, which drew more than 1,700 participants last year, is the largest sexual violence… Read More

Press Release: The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Marks Its 45th Anniversary

Later this month, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) will mark its official 45th anniversary of serving survivors of sexual assault and educating the public. Throughout its anniversary year, BARCC is hosting public events, workshops, and online discussions about how to support survivors and change the culture to end sexual violence. “The… Read More

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Media Advisory: Experts Available for Media during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Available to Discuss Issues Related to Sexual Assault  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a time dedicated to raising public awareness about sexual violence and educating communities on how to prevent it. In the wake of news stories on reports of sexual assault committed by high-profile media, business,… Read More

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Letter: Wynn Resorts’ New CEO Must Understand the Need for a Name Change

In a recent Boston Globe article, new Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox suggested that considering a name change for the Everett casino—in light of reports of sexual harassment and assault by founder Steve Wynn—was premature and not advisable in this period of "raw emotion." In response, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella argued… Read More

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Media: Woman Tells Police Steve Wynn Raped Her in ‘70s

In covering new reports of sexual violence by Steve Wynn, Boston 25 News spoke with Gina Scaramella, BARCC's executive director. The conversation included discussion of BARCC's call that Wynn's name be kept off the new casino being built in Everett.  Excerpt: "Gina Scaramella, Executive Director of the Boston Area Rape Crisis… Read More

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Media: With #MeToo, an ‘Overwhelming Number’ of People Have Reached Out to BARCC

Boston.com spoke with Gina Scaramella, BARCC's executive director, about the local impact of the #MeToo movement, the increased demand for services, and more.  Excerpt: "Locally, the movement’s magnitude and influence has been evident for months at Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, where support services have been stretched thin with an… Read More