Posts tagged: Press Release

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Press Release: Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Launches Web Chat Hotline Service

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) announces today that it has launched a web chat hotline to give sexual assault survivors, their loved ones, and providers another way of accessing information, support, and referrals about sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. The hotline expansion comes after a significant spike in requests for BARCC services… Read More

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Press Release: Boston Area Rape Crisis Center to Mark 45th Anniversary with Gala Event

Celebration Will Include Author Roxane Gay and Dory Cote, BARCC’s Very First Hotline CallerThe Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) announces today that tickets are available for its annual Champions for Change Gala & Auction, which will take place Friday, November 9, 2018, 6:00–11:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.… Read More

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Press Release: BARCC Seeking Volunteers for Web Chat Hotline Service Launching in November

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) announces today that it will launch a web chat hotline this November. The web chat hotline will be a new way for sexual assault survivors, their loved ones, and providers to receive information, support, and referrals about sexual abuse, assault, and violence. The live web chat hotline will be available daily… Read More

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Press Release: Boston Area Rape Crisis Center to Host Legislative Briefing on Sexual Assault June 12

Breakfast cosponsored by Sen. Cynthia Stone Creem will address impact of sexual assault, supporting survivors, and healing from sexual violenceAs the #MeToo movement continues to spur heightened awareness and attention to the problem of sexual harassment and assault, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) and Senate Majority Leader Cynthia Stone… Read More

Press Release: More Than 1,900 People Show Support for Survivors at Walk for Change

Attendees Raise Over $245,000 for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center in Midst of #MeTooThe Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) announces today that more than 1,900 attendees took part in its Annual Walk for Change on April 22 to demonstrate their support for survivors of sexual assault and harassment. The largest gathering in New England raising… Read More

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Press Release: Walk for Change Offers Opportunity to Show Up for Survivors amid #MeToo

BARCC’s 12th annual Walk for Change features keynote speeches by author and activist Jaclyn Friedman and Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley  The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s 12th annual Walk for Change will take place on Sunday, April 22. The Walk, which drew more than 1,700 participants last year, is the largest sexual violence… Read More

Press Release: The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Marks Its 45th Anniversary

Later this month, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) will mark its official 45th anniversary of serving survivors of sexual assault and educating the public. Throughout its anniversary year, BARCC is hosting public events, workshops, and online discussions about how to support survivors and change the culture to end sexual violence. “The… Read More

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Media Advisory: Experts Available for Media during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Available to Discuss Issues Related to Sexual Assault April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a time dedicated to raising public awareness about sexual violence and educating communities on how to prevent it. In the wake of news stories on reports of sexual assault committed by high-profile media, business,… Read More

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Press Release: In Midst of #MeToo, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Announces Fourth Summer Institute

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center has opened applications for its fourth Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Summer Institute. The institute is a 40-hour training, June 18–22, in which participants develop skills for preventing and responding to sexual violence. The progressive methods taught in the institute are increasingly relevant in… Read More

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Press Release: Registration for Walk for Change Is Now Open

BARCC’s 12th annual Walk for Change will take place April 22Registration is now open for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s 12th annual Walk for Change, which takes place on Sunday, April 22. The Walk, which drew more than 1,700 participants last year, is the largest sexual violence awareness event in New England. The Walk is 2.6 miles… Read More

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Press Release: Prudential Tower Will Shine in Support of Survivors of Sexual Harassment and Assault

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center to Participate in Annual 31 Nights of LightOn 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… Read More

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Press Release: BARCC’s Annual Champions for Change Gala & Auction to Take Place November 3

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) announces today that tickets are available for its annual Champions for Change Gala & Auction, which will take place Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:00–11:00 p.m. at Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress Street, Boston. All proceeds raised support BARCC’s direct services to survivors… Read More

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Press Release: Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Receives $100K Award for Investment in the Future

Award is part of Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 programCambridge, MA, May 25, 2017―The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) announces today that it has been awarded $100,000 by the Cummings Foundation. The grant was made through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program, which supports nonprofits in cities and towns… Read More

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Press Release: More Than 1,700 People Show Up for Survivors of Sexual Violence at Walk for Change

Attendees raise over $222,000 for the Boston Area Rape Crisis CenterFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica L. Atcheson, media@barcc.org, 617-649-1288 Cambridge, April 28, 2017―The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) announces today that more than 1,700 attendees took part in its Annual Walk for Change, the largest gathering in… Read More

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Press Release: April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center will hold events and be available to local mediaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boston, March 30, 2017—April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and organizations around the country will engage in extra efforts to raise public awareness about sexual violence and how to prevent it. This year’s theme is engaging… Read More

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Press Release: Walk for Change

Join the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center for 11th Annual Walk for ChangeShow up for survivors on Sunday, April 23 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica L. Atcheson, media@barcc.org, 617-649-1822 BOSTON, March 27, 2017—The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s 11th annual Walk for Change will take place Sunday, April 23, at DCR’s Artesani… Read More

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

For Immediate ReleaseMBTA: 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 information… Read More