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

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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 Scaramella wrote in the Hill that the event marked how far we've come in listening to survivors of sexual assault, but also demonstrated how much further we have to go. 

Excerpt: "It remains to be seen what will happen in Hollywood. While the Golden Globes proved to be an inspiring kickoff to Time’s Up, less scripted moments revealed how far Hollywood culture needs to go."

Read the full piece, "Initiatives like 'Time's Up' bring awareness to sexual assaults," online at the Hill website

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Taylor Rapalyea
Taylor Rapalyea serves as BARCC's marketing and communications coordinator. She helps implement communications plans, creates content, and provides support for organizational communications, all to further public knowledge of BARCC's mission and services. Taylor brings four years of local news reporting and editing to BARCC, and has worked at Patch News, the Salem News, and the Gloucester Daily Times. She learned video reporting and editing at the Boston Herald, and served as editor of the Simmons Voice while studying journalism and public relations at Simmons College.

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