The BARCC Forum: Conversations for Understanding, Healing, and Social Change is a new event series hosted by the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center that explores the topic of sexual violence within the intersection of other major issues such as race, gender, immigration, economic stability, and mental health. We hope to keep survivors centered within these issues and have their voices feel heard.
Our inaugural forum will feature a keynote conversation with Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers. In her memoir, Grace explores how the abuse and trauma she suffered as a child affects her relationships, her mental health, and her relationship with her own body. It also covers the intersection of sexual violence, racism, and immigration status and how these issues compound one’s trauma. This conversation will be moderated by Latoyia Edwards, Emmy Award-winning anchor on NBC10 Boston and NECN.
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This #ThrowbackThursday, we're reflecting on last month's first-ever #BARCCForum! Thank you to everyone who made this event an amazing success! If you didn't get a chance to attend, you can read the recap and watch the event highlights here! [LINK: ] https://t.co/phQBAWIH17Read More
Thank you to everyone who made the first #BARCCForum last night an absolute success! We're so grateful for your support, and we thank you for always showing up for survivors. 💜 If you'd like to buy Grace's book, visit and follow the link to purchase!Read More
And that’s a wrap! Thank you all for joining and asking questions, and a huge thank you to our moderator @LatoyNBCBoston and author @gracet09 for a powerful conversation. Learn more and about The Body Papers at #BARCCForumRead More
“You find joy and reasons to have gratitude in your heart”- moderator @LatoyNBCBoston says to @gracet09's resilience, vulnerability, and powerful storytelling. #BARCCForumRead More
And we’re underway!🎉Thanks to all for joining us for our #BARCCForum. Interim Executive Director Duane de Four introduces moderator @LatoyNBCBoston and author @gracet09 of The Body PapersRead More
Live social media coverage of the #BARCCForum will begin at 6:00 p.m. EST this evening. Join us on Twitter and Instagram for the latest event updates!Read More
Happy #BARCCForum Day! Join us at 6:30 p.m. EST to see @gracet09 and @LatoyNBCBoston in discussion about how sexual violence intersects with other social issues. There's still time to register. Visit [LINK: ] to grab your tickets!Read More
Happening tomorrow! Don't miss out on the first #BARCCForum with @gracet09 & @LatoyNBCBoston! This conversation will discuss how sexual violence intersects with various social issues. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. EST. For registration & tickets: [LINK: ] https://t.co/5lOmBBf02f...Read More
It may be the weekend, and we're already excited for next Tuesday! Join us for the first-ever #BARCCForum, happening at 6:30 p.m. on November 16! Still haven't registered? Visit to snag a seat! https://t.co/oT88H4otvpRead More
The #BARCCForum is just one week away! On Tuesday, November 16, learn how sexual violence intersects with other major issues including race, gender, immigration, economic stability, and mental health. Register today! [LINK: ]Read More
"Instead of backlash, however, I received wave after wave of support from every race, every demographic. Their only question: Why didn’t you do this sooner?" Amazing read from @LatoyNBCBoston. We're thrilled to have you at the #BARCCForum Nov.16! [LINK:]Read More
We're a few weeks out from our first ever #BARCCForum, happening Nov. 1! This convo will cover the intersection of sexual violence, racism, and immigration status & how these issues compound one’s trauma. For more info or to register, visit today!Read More