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2018 Events


CARE Week Mass with Father Michael Davidson

Join the Women’s Center for a mass that will include reflections on CARE week through the homily and intentions.

Sunday, March 18 at 10:15pm
The Heights Room

Misogyny in Hip Hop

Intimate Partner Violence Panel & Sexual Assault Resouce Fair

The panel will focus on the topic of intimate partner violence and will feature representatives from the One Love Foundation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the Network/La Red. The resource fair will consist of BC offices and organizations from the Boston area who provide resources regarding sexual violence prevention, reporting, and support.

Monday, March 19 at 6pm
2150 Function Room

Peggy Orenstein

DISH: Setting Standards in Hollywood v. Capitol Hill

Join us for a dinner and discussion on the ways in which the recent sexual assault allegations have been treated in Hollywood versus in the government and how the responses to these allegations speak volumes about American society.

Monday, March 19 at 7pm 

Healing Visions

Rediscovering your Power with Taekwondo

Women's Center staff member, Kenye Askew, will lead a Taekwondo workshop which will provide survivors as well as individuals who do not identify as survivors with the space to discover a new and empowering way to inhabit their bodies. The workshop will begin with a short meditation and breathing exercies followed by guided stretches. This will be followed with kicks, punches, and Taekwondo self-defense practice in pairs. 

Tuesday, March 30 at 3pm 

Male Survivorship

#MeTooForAll: Sexual Assault and People with Disabilities

A discussion featuring local experts jenni Rater from the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and Bill Henning from the Boston Center for Independent Living who are working to address the prevalence of sexual violence among people with intellectual disabilities. BARCC and the boston Center for Independent Living have been collaborating to best serve survivors with disabilities and to prevent future assaults. This discussion will provide an overview of the current situation, actions to address it, and how BC students can become a part of the solution.

Tuesday, March 20 at 6pm
Stokes 295S

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night

Held annually during CARE Week, Take Back the Night is the centerpiece of the week committed to raising awareness about rape and sexual assault. Take Back the Night creates a community of support for survivors who speak at the event as well as for those in the audience who have personally experienced, or know someone who has experienced, sexual violence. 


Wednesday, March 21 at 6pm
Lyons Dining Hall

Healing through the Arts

Pop-Up Gallery: Art of Survivorship

A pop-up art gallery that will center the art of survivors of sexual violence. It will hightlight the work of Belizean artist Katie Numi Usher. It will also include art created by individuals who are part of the broader BC community. Attendeess will have a chance to look at the art and to read artist statements over refreshments.

Thursday, March 22 at 5pm
VPSA Lobby (Maloney 4th Floor)

Release Workshop

Lourdes Ashley Hunter

Join the AHANA Leadership Council. the GLBTQ+ Leadership Council, and the Women's Center for an evening with Lourdes Ashley Hunter, co-founder and executive director of trans women of color collaborative, an organization "led by trans women of color created to uplift narratives, leadership and lived experience of trans and gender non conforming people of color." Dr. Hunter will be discussing state sanctioned violence by law enforcement particularly as it relates to sexual violence.

Thursday, March 22 at 7pm
Higgins 310

Release Workshop


The Women's Center will dedicate its weekly "current." to discussing how to adequately and compassionately respond to sexual violence disclosures as individual members of the BC community. This discussion will be facilitated by a WC graduate assistant with extensive training. 

Friday, March 23 at 2pm
Women's Center, Maloney 441

Release Workshop

Release: Healing Paint Workshop

A paint workshop led by Chez Valentine, a graduate student with a background in teaching and the arts. The workshop is intended to provide students with the opportunity to release their emotions through the creation of art. This workshop will be guided and will incorporate reflection, music, and freedom to paint.

Friday, March 23 at 3pm

I CARE because... Photo Campaign

A collaborative event with the Bystander Advocacy Team where individuals can share why they care about preventing sexual violence and have their photo taken and posted to the Women's Center social media accounts.

Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23
Mornings: McElroy Lobby
Evenings: Lower Dining Hall