Posts tagged: Walk For Change

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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A Word to the Walkers from a BARCC Founder

The following note was written by Janet Yassen, one of BARCC’s founders 45 years ago, to all the people gathered at the BARCC Walk for Change today.   Dearest BARCC and those of you who have gathered to make the world a better, safer, and more peaceful place, Although I am not physically present with you today, I wanted to share my joy and… Read More

Media: April 22 Walk to Highlight Sexual Violence

Chris Lovett, of Boston Neighborhood Network News, interviewed BARCC Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Manager Katia Santiago-Taylor about the Walk for Change this week. Excerpt:  "It doesn't matter when the assault happened. We're going to see you, and we're going to provide you free confidential support"  Watch… Read More

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Media: In #MeToo Era, BARCC Walk for Change Extra-Special for Survivors of Sexual Assault

BARCC Survivor Speaker Volunteer Kim Warnick was on the cover of Metro Boston this week to talk about the Walk for Change and what it's like to be a survivor in the midst of the #MeToo movement.  Excerpt: “This is a place where you can maybe take a step beyond witnessing #MeToo,” Warnick said, “and show up for survivors… Read More

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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 your… Read More

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Envision a World without Sexual Assault and Harassment with Jaclyn Friedman

Coauthor of Yes Means Yes to Speak at Walk for ChangeOn April 22, thousands of people will gather at the BARCC Walk for Change. People of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and identities. People from throughout the Greater Boston area and beyond. What do they have in common? The passion to say #IBelieveYou to #MeToo and the vision to end sexual violence.… Read More

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Walk for Change—Fun for the Whole Family!

Surviving sexual assault is serious business. Advocating for sexual assault survivors is serious business. Loving and supporting a survivor is serious business. Even as the #MeToo movement is bringing unprecedented awareness of sexual assault and harassment to the fore of public consciousness and turbo charging the work to change the culture, the daily… 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

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#Bark4BARCC at the Walk for Change

Walk for Change participants are greeted at the park every year by BARCC staff and volunteers, their fellow walkers, and a lot of happy dogs. One of those dogs is Daisy Monsoon, a bright-eyed corgi who first took on the 2.6-mile loop four years ago. Daisy’s person, Madeline Brodt, heard about the Walk from a friend and BARCC hotline volunteer.… Read More

Five Steps to a Successful Walk for Change Team

The annual BARCC Walk for Change is fun to attend on your own—and it can be even better with a team! If you want to increase your support for survivors, the best way to do it is to gather the people in your life to form a Walk for Change team and multiply your fundraising power. To form an incredible Walk for Change team, follow these simple steps:… Read More

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Healing with Family at the Walk for Change

More than 10 years ago, Anne Reed came to BARCC looking for help. Today, she and her family are regulars at the annual Walk for Change: lining up at the food trucks, running around at the after party, and walking the 2.6-mile loop with pride alongside survivors and supporters alike. “BARCC stood by me and my family, providing services for us all… Read More

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When You Walk, You Support Services that Change Lives

When you participate in BARCC’s Walk for Change—as a walker or by giving money to a walker—you’re investing in free life-saving services for survivors of sexual assault and harassment, and their families, friends, and communities. This includes the following: Case Management: We work directly with survivors and significant others… 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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Why Walk for Change Now?

Lately, not a day goes by without mention of sexual harassment and assault in the media. It seems like maybe things are starting to actually change in a big way. But in this new age of #MeToo, your participation in the BARCC Walk for Change matters more than ever. On a wide scale, people are talking about sexual violence more, and in different ways,… 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 insidious… 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, which… 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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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 Boston,… Read More

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How Your Participation in the Walk for Change Helps Survivors

Here’s what survivors say about BARCC: “After my boyfriend assaulted me I had nowhere to go. I have three kids—and who could take us in? BARCC’s case manager found a place in a shelter that could take us all. They also gave me a hopeline phone so now I can call for help.” “I called BARCC one day, and I asked them… Read More

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BARCC’s Walk for Change: Kids Are Invited!

How to Talk to Them about Why You're WalkingWe encourage “whole family” participation (including your canine companions!) in the annual Walk for Change. Although the topic—ending sexual violence—is serious, our event is fun and festive. We want every member of the family, from infants to older teens, to feel comfortable… Read More