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Media: Meet the People Behind the Boston Women’s March

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The Boston Globe profiled several people behind the planning of the Boston Women's March for America, including our own Shelley Yen-Ewert, BARCC's director of organizational development and learning. Shelley worked with other organizers to help make the historic even more accessible to people with disabilities. 

Excerpt: "At BARCC [the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center] we have been working on improvements to be more inclusive of people of disabilities and the Deaf community in our services, events, employment and volunteer opportunities. Because of this lens and because I know that the Boston Women’s March’s mission is to unite with communities most affected by hate, intolerance and violence, including with people with disabilities, I reached out to the organizers to ask about the accessibility of the event and was invited to join to help in this effort. It has been a privilege to have this opportunity where I continue to partner with and learn from people with disabilities and the Deaf community about what full inclusion means."

Read the full article on the Boston Globe's website.

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Jessica L. Atcheson
As BARCC’s first staffer solely dedicated to communications, Jessica L. Atcheson leads strategies to advance BARCC’s mission and raise its organizational profile. She develops, implements, and evaluates strategic communications initiatives in a variety of online and offline channels. Prior to joining BARCC, Jessica served as the writer and editor at the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, an international human rights nonprofit. She began her career in nonprofit communications at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, where she worked as associate editor. She has also earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in communication studies from Hamilton College, studied at Oxford University, and served as a survivor advocate through the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program. She volunteers at the Network/La Red, which works to end partner abuse and support LGBQ/T survivors.

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