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Support All Survivors: March with BARCC at Boston Pride!

BARCC marching in Boston Pride parade with banner that says barcc with rainbow

Acknowledging survivors as whole people is an important part of supporting their healing journey. As a member of the BARCC community, you have demonstrated your support for all survivors in a number of ways. From showing up at the Women’s March for America to participating in legislative advocacy for youth, immigrant, and housing justice, you have shown that a survivor’s full identity matters to you. Being in solidarity with all members of our community during difficult times—especially while seeking justice, equity, and inclusion—is one simple way we can be here for one another.   

We know that LGBQ/T+ individuals are impacted by sexual violence at an alarming rate. As a community that seeks to support all identities, we also come together to celebrate those identities as well. On June 10, we invite you to walk with BARCC in the Boston Pride Parade to celebrate the LGBQ/T+ survivors that make up our staff, clients, supporters, and loved ones. Let’s come together and celebrate their survivorship. Take this opportunity to be a positive ambassador for BARCC as an organization, for survivors, and for our mission of ending sexual violence through healing and social change. 

Pride details

Date: June 10, 2017
Time: Staggered parade start; please meet up with group at below location by 12:00 noon.
Location: Near Copley Square, Boston; exact meeting location is 700 Boylston Street (near the side entrance of the Boston Public Library) 

RSVP below to let us know you're coming (and so we can keep you updated on details) and spread the word on Facebook!

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Posted by Ashley Slay

Ashley Slay
As BARCC's youth clinical outreach coordinator, Ashley Slay facilitates BARCC’s Youth Leadership Corps (a teen peer leadership program) and leads professional development trainings for youth workers and youth-serving organizations to help them better serve adolescent survivors of sexual violence.She formerly served BARCC as the community engagement specialist and a youth programs intern. Prior to working at BARCC, Ashley received a master’s degree in in macro practice social work with a certificate in human services management from the Boston University School of Social Work. In addition to her focus on systemic change, she has a strong interest in clinical social work involving youth, race, and gender. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in sociology and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; has interned with the Massachusetts Immigrant Refugee and Advocacy Coalition; and worked in schools as a City Year corps member and in residential treatment for adolescents.

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