Entries tagged: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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How Do You Embrace Your Voice?

As we head into Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), we’re excited to launch a new resource for survivors and invite you to several BARCC community events this April! The SAAM theme this year is “Embrace Your Voice.” For some that might mean speaking publicly as a survivor, and for others it might mean deciding not to share you 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, busin Read More

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Media: Shedding New Light on Sex Assault Epidemic

BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella appeared on NECN's The Take with Sue O'Connell on April 27, discussing recent high-profile cases of sexual harassment, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the BARCC Walk for Change, and more!  Excerpt: "I think what we've seen, especially in some of the recent cases, is just how insid Read More

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More Than 1,700 People Show Up for Survivors at Walk for Change

On April 23, more than 1,700 attendees took part in our Annual Walk for Change, the largest gathering in New England raising awareness of sexual violence, to show their support for survivors. Participants at this year’s Walk for Change raised more than $222,000 for BARCC services. The total is a fundraising record for the event, whi Read More

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Tips for Talking about Sexual Violence

Engaging family members, friends, and others A man walks up to two feminists at a women’s march. While pointing at a sign that reads “Boys will be boys held accountable for their actions,” he says “What is this? A march against men?!” Adorned in pink pussy hats, holding creative protest signs, both of the feminis Read More

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Media: Events Raise Awareness on Sexual Assaults

BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella appeared yesterday on Boston Neighborhood Network News, talking about Sexual Assault Awareness Month, dress codes, BARCC services, our annual Walk for Change, and more! Excerpt: "That's one of the things that's so important about having a robust rape crisis center that we have here in Bost Read More

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Op-Ed: 3 Ways You Can Help End Sexual Assault

In her latest op-ed for WGBH News, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella reflects on Sexual Assault Awareness Month in today's cultural climate and outlines three ways you can take action to end sexual violence and support survivors.  Excerpt: "But we can still do better. This April, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness month, com 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 media FOR 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 e Read More

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Press Release: Walk for Change

Join the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center for 11th Annual Walk for Change Show 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 A Read More

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Awareness into Action

Celebrating Sexual Assault Awareness Month In recent months, we’ve seen people across the nation join together in opportunities to visibly support one another—to “show up.” Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) this April is an opportunity for all of us to do this for survivors. And BARCC has so many ways for you to show up Read More

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month is Right Around the Corner!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!  It’s that time of year where we all take the time to recognize the survivors who exist within our communities, the effect that sexual violence has on their support systems, on society, and on each one of us.  There are a number of events that are happening at different universities and aroun Read More

Get Involved!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month isn’t over yet, and there are still lots of ways you can get involved and support BARCC and our mission! We know not everyone has the time to go through our training and volunteer on an ongoing basis, but here are some fast and easy ways to help! Vote! Chase Community Giving is giving away up to $500,000 to non Read More