Entries tagged: Accessibility

Increasing Access for Survivors of Sexual Violence with Disabilities

Making the initial call to a rape crisis center can be difficult. It takes bravery to acknowledge trauma and take steps to heal. For survivors with disabilities, there can be even more obstacles to accessing services, from making the first phone call to getting to the organization’s location, to arranging interpretation services. The Boston Read More

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

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 [th Read More

Marching for America in Boston and Beyond

On January 21, the Women’s March will unite communities across our nation to rise up against hate, intolerance, and acts of violence affecting so many people. Survivors of sexual violence have been a specific target and especially affected. The words we live by here at BARCC—dedicated to healing, advocating for change—feel more po Read More

Media: MBTA launches new anti-sexual harassment campaign

The Boston Globe covered the recent launch of our joint campaign with the MBTA, the T Police, and the Boston Center for Independent Living. Excerpt: "The MBTA has launched a new anti-sexual harassment campaign to encourage victims and bystanders to report incidents. . . . The campaign was created by MASS Collaboration, a partnership between t Read More

BARCC, MBTA, and Partners Launch New Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign

For Immediate Release MBTA: MassDOT Press Office: 857-368-8500 Boston Area Rape Crisis Center: Jessica Atcheson, media@barcc.org, 617-649- 1288 Boston Center for Independent Living: Karen Schneiderman, kschneiderman@bostoncil.org, 617-338- 6665 Boston, Mass.—The MBTA, as part of a coalition of organizations, today launched a new i Read More