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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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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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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

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Op-Ed: Initiatives like ‘Time’s Up’ Bring Awareness to Sexual Assaults

Major players in the entertainment industry made a statement at the 2018 Golden Globes by wearing black, calling out sexual violence in acceptance speeches, and boasting pins emblazened with "Time's Up," an initiative in Hollywood that aims to bring resources and attention to sexual violence in blue collar workplaces. BARCC Executive Director Gina… Read More

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Op-Ed: Pilot Program Offers Lessons from Military on Supporting Sexual Assault Survivors

Gina Scaramella, BARCC executive director, writes in the Hill about an innovative TeleNursing pilot program that ensures that medical staff and survivors on U.S. Navy bases have access to a nurse trained in providing forensic medical-legal examinations and patient-centered care to survivors.  Excerpt: "Sexual assault survivors in the… Read More

Media: ‘Silence Breakers’ Named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

TIME magazine announced their Person of the Year this week: the people behind #MeToo and the national conversation about sexual violence. The piece highlighted survivors from all walks of life, ranging from movie stars to activists to farm workers. NBC Boston sat down with BARCC Bilingual Client Services Coordinator Alma Huerta Dominguez to talk about… Read More

Media: Men Who are Sexually Assaulted Face Struggles Tied to Ideas of Masculinity

The Boston Globe published a follow up to their report on the four men who said Bryon Hefner—husband of Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg—sexually assaulted them. In the follow up, the Globe interviewed BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella on how traditional masculinity can complicate healing from sexual trauma for male survivors.… Read More