Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference by Audre Lorde
Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw
The Color of Violence Against Women by Angela Davis
The Psychology of Victim Blaming by Kayleigh Roberts
The Urgency of Intersectionality - TED Talk by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh
Statistics (from RAINN)
Fact Sheets and Reports
Articles and Readings
Black Women and Rape: A Review of the Literature by Jennifer C. Nash
Domestic Violence - National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
What is Abuse? - The Network/La Red
11 Reasons Why People in Abusive Relationships Can't "Just Leave" - One Love Foundation
A History of Self-Care by Aisha Harris
'Boring Self-Care' Drawings Celebrate Everyday Mental Health Victories by Priscilla Frank
Five Self-Care Strategies That Aren't Mani-Pedis: Inclusive Self-Care by Kate McCombs
Interactive Self-Care Guide by Jace Harr
PARC was founded out of student activism and strives to continue to be student-centered. In 2013, a group of student activists organized to ask the administration for improvements related to sexual violence in the Brandeis community. One of these requests was the founding of the Brandeis Rape Crisis Center, which was staffed by confidential Peer Advocates.
In 2018, the Rape Crisis Center and the Office of Prevention Services, responsible for Bystander Trainings, chose to come together under one name: the Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center. Within PARC, both the Peer Advocates and Violence Prevention Educators (formerly Bystander Trainers) continue to do their work, now with more opportunities for overlap and collaboration.
Below you can read our Annual Reports from recent years. These reports share some highlights from each year, as well as a broad quantitative overview of PARC's work with the Brandeis community by year.