BARCC’s 15th anniversary Walk for Change will take place virtually on Sunday, April 25, 2021! To ensure the continued safety of our communities, we will come together online for a morning of healing, hope, and support for survivors. The Walk for Change raises vital funds to support the free remote services BARCC continues to provide for every survivor, their families, and their loved ones through the duration of the pandemic. Last year over 800 champions, walkers, and survivors attended our virtual event in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we wish we could gather together in East Boston, even as a virtual event the Walk for Change is an important part of the healing process for survivors, and we are working to ensure that it continues to be so.
COVID-19 has worsened many social inequities, so this year we will focus on the healing of every survivor. This particularly includes survivors who are too often overlooked and excluded by the mainstream. Sexual violence is about power and control. Oppressive systems and cultures enable it. Understanding the barriers that systems put up and the ways they impact different survivors is pivotal in supporting their journeys to healing.
This is a time of increased social isolation. Coming together to support survivors, create moments of healing, and build community is more important than ever. Please register to create or join a team to fundraise to support survivors, BARCC, and the communities we serve. Thank you for your ongoing support—and we are excited to celebrate 15 years of walking together with you!