Entries tagged: Survivors

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How Toxic Masculinity Hurts Male Survivors—and What Can Help

Late last month, Jumaane Williams offered an emotional addendum to his victory speech after winning a special election to the office of New York City Public Advocate. As reported by the New Yorker’s Jennifer Gonnerman, before leaving the stage, Williams, a 42-year-old black Brooklynite, told the crowd that he has been in therapy for the past Read More

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Educational Workshops for Survivors in April

We're offering an upcoming series of free educational workshops for all survivors of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse ages 18 and up.  Introduction to the Impact of Trauma: April 2, 2019 Self-Care for Survivors of Sexual Trauma: April 9, 2019 Relationships and Connection after Sexual Trauma: April 16, 2019 Id Read More

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Registration for Walk for Change Is Open, New Location Announced

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s 13th Annual Walk for Change Will Take Place April 28 in East Boston Registration is open for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s 13th annual Walk for Change, which will take place on Sunday, April 28. The Walk is the largest event in New England raising awareness of sexual assault, harassment, and abus Read More

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Healing the Whole Person

Supporting the Health of Black Women Survivors with the Resilient Sisterhood Project Health is about the whole person. Someone isn't just a sexual assault survivor or just a person with a health condition—a person can be both at the same time, often on top of a host of other challenges. While that might seem obvious, the systems a person Read More

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Media: Boston Neighborhood Network News

BARCC Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Manager Katia Santiago-Taylor went on Boston Neighborhood Network News to talk about the proposed changes to Title IX and where BARCC stands on them.  Excerpt: "When we think about Title IX, this is a matter that's being handled in schools, higher education, the education system. This is not a c Read More

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Q&A with Junior League of Boston President Michelle Lentz

The Junior League of Boston will hold its second annual Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) from February 25 through March 1 to raise awareness of violence against women. Advocates will wear the same black outfit for five days and buttons that read, “Ask Me About My Dress,” to start conversations and raise awareness about these is Read More

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Support Student Survivors: Submit Your Title IX Public Comment Today!

In November, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released new proposed Title IX regulations, which govern how to handle sexual assault and harassment in educational settings. We shared a few of our concerns then. Now we’re asking you to do the same: by submitting a public comment in opposition to the new proposed regulation Read More

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Day of Healing for Male Survivors: Registration Open

Male survivors do not always know where to reach out to for support in their healing journeys. BARCC is here to support male survivors, and we’re excited to team up with MenHealing to offer a powerful experience: Days of Recovery—coming to Waltham on June 8 and Boston on June 9. Register for Waltham Register for Boston These&nb Read More

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Top 10 BARCC Posts of 2018

The past year has been both challenging and inspiring. As we head into 2019, we’re excited to grow and continue to do all we can to support survivors in our communities. To round out the year, we took a look at the most-viewed BARCC blog posts in 2018. Check them out to get reinspired for the movement to end sexual violence in 2019! Voter Read More

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Why I Volunteer: Esteban

This is part of a series highlighting BARCC volunteers and the vital work they do in the mission to end sexual violence. Read all the posts in the series, and read more about volunteering with BARCC. Name: Esteban M. Guijarro Volunteer program: Hotline How long have you volunteered for BARCC? 2.5 years Why do you volunteer with BARCC? It is dif Read More

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Our Road Map for the Future

Two years ago, staff at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center looked out over the horizon and took stock of the future. The organization had gained momentum in recent years and was growing in more ways than one could count. BARCC was making plans to reach even more survivors of sexual violence, to help people heal in deeper and different ways, and to Read More

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Days of Recovery: In-Depth Healing for Male Survivors

Picture this: A male survivor of sexual violence has been in therapy for nearly 30 years. He spent years of his life in “lots of rooms with lots of people” trying to find the right thing for him. But it wasn’t until he went to a MenHealing workshop that he found a true sense of belonging. That story is just one testimonial of man Read More

Media: Roxane Gay Helps Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Mark 45th Year of Service

The Boston Globe covered the 2018 Champions for Change Gala and Auction, which celebrated BARCC's 45 years of providing free services for survivors of sexual violence.  Excerpt: “'Seeing you all here makes me feel something I don’t feel a lot of lately: hope, to see that this many people care about sexual violence,&rd Read More

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Media: Year after #MeToo

A handful of news outlets interviewed BARCC staff to get a sense of how the mission to end sexual violence has changed since the surgence of #MeToo last October. A sample of news coverage is below:  It's been a year since to #MeToo movement took off. Here's the change a local rape crisis center has seen, Boston.com BARCC details im Read More

Media: The Kavanaugh Nomination

The Kavanaugh nomination and eventual confirmation dominated the news cycle this fall. Several news outlets quoted BARCC staff to give a trauma-informed perspective in coverage. A sample of those articles are listed below:  Protesters Voice Support For Christine Blasey Ford in Boston, CBS Boston At rape crisis center, empathy for Kavanaugh Read More

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Introducing our 2018 Champions for Change

Dr. Judith Linden and Stephen Marcus This post was written by 2018 Champions for Change Dr. Judith Linden with her husband and co-honoree Stephen Marcus.  I first got involved with BARCC when I had the opportunity to witness firsthand the amazing support that the medical advocates offered my patients in the emergency department, as both an e Read More

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Funding a Future Without Sexual Violence: Q&A with Gala Sponsor BITS

Boston IT Services has sponsored the Champions for Change Gala & Auction since 2016. We recently spoke with founder and owner Jim Stewart to learn more about why he invests in BARCC. Q: How did your company come to be connected with the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center? A: We work with many different types of companies around Boston and Cambrid Read More

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Your Housing Rights as a Survivor of Sexual Violence Living in Federally Assisted Housing

This is the second of two blog posts that explain a few housing law protections for survivors of sexual violence and how BARCC case managers can assist survivors in advocating for their rights under these laws. In the last post, we talked about what protections are available to people who live in market rent, private, and state public and subsidiz Read More

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A Year into #MeToo Resurgence, Three Reasons to Be Hopeful

Last October, #MeToo went viral. A year later, where are we? What has changed? As Google’s Me Too Rising visualization shows, while there have been some ups and downs, #MeToo has become an enduring topic of public discourse. It’s been both an exciting and a trying year for many survivors, advocates, and others active in the movement t Read More

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Best-Selling Author Advocates for Voices that Matter

When Roxane Gay published her debut novel, An Untamed State, the New York Times called it “striking and complex.” The newspaper praised the novel, which details the kidnapping of the daughter of a wealthy construction magnate in Haiti, for its use of metaphor to describe the world’s culture of enabling sexual violence. “The Read More