Boston Area Rape Crisis Center to Participate in Annual 31 Nights of Light
On the night of Tuesday, December 19, the Prudential Tower will shine purple and orange to show support for survivors of sexual harassment and assault. Part of the annual 31 Nights of Light, this lighting will raise awareness for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), which will celebrate its 45th anniversary in March 2018.
BARCC invites supporters to gather at 6:00 p.m. on December 19 at the Prudential’s Center Court to “flip the switch” and celebrate the strength of survivors. In addition to an information table with resources, there will be a short speaking program.
Gina Scaramella, BARCC’s executive director, says, “We’re excited for this unique opportunity to showcase support for survivors and generate awareness of our free, confidential services for survivors and their families and friends. We hope the lights will inspire people to learn more, get involved, and take action to end sexual violence.”
The 31 Nights of Light program was introduced in 2009 to celebrate local Boston-area organizations and draw attention to the great work they do in Boston and beyond. Utilizing a state-of-the-art LED lighting system, the 51st floor of the Prudential Tower will change color daily throughout December to honor participating community organizations.
About Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
Since 1973, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) has been a leader in the movement to end sexual violence. BARCC empowers survivors of sexual violence to heal and provides education and advocacy for the social change needed to prevent sexual violence. BARCC provides free, confidential support to survivors of sexual violence and their families and friends. It also works with high schools, colleges, police, organizations, and communities to advocate for change by providing training in how to respond to survivors and create cultures that prevent sexual violence in the first place. For more information, please visit www.barcc.org. Follow BARCC on social media: Twitter @barcc; Instagram @barccofficial; Facebook /barcc.org.
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