Domestic violence advocacy calls for male participation

Due to an increase of domestic violence and sexual assualt this year, the East Los Angeles Women’s Center has decided to take action and host informative online workshops.
Cases have gone up with the stay-at-home orders in place these past months during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women says, “Emerging data and reports from those on the front lines, have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified.”

October 9, 2020

Workshops on sexual assault inform students

By Megan G. Razzetti and Gustavo Buenrostro  Sex trafficking, undocumented survivors of sexual assault and sexual consent were all the topics of workshops the past week for Sexual Assault Awareness month. The Sex Trafficking workshop was held last Tuesday. The workshop was presented by the East Los Angeles College Sexaul Assault Awareness Violence Education and East Los Angeles Women’s Center. “Sex traffickers can look so innocent,” said ELAWC Outreach Specialist…

April 26, 2017

Community festival empowers women

By Dorany Pineda  In celebration of International Women’s Day, Las Fotos Project held its 3rd annual Viva la Muxer event—an all-women art and music festival in East Los Angeles on Saturday. “[Viva la Muxer] showcases a lot of the community and the art. I feel like it’s a safe space for women, and to see what other women can do,” Diaz said. “Men always dominate all the spaces. That’s why…

March 15, 2017

Lunafest to benefit support centers

By Ivan Cazares The East Los Angeles Women’s Center and the Sexual Assault Awareness Violence Education Team will fundraise March 22 and 23 by sharing women-centered stories in the form of Lunafest. Lunafest is a traveling film festival that spotlights an array of women filmmakers. The funds will go to the Breast Cancer Fund and the East Los Angeles Women’s Center, which provides support, resources and education for sexual assault…

March 15, 2017

Closeted Asian teen breaks tradition, finds independence

By Elizabeth Toy Ian Young, 23, was raised in a traditional Taiwanese Christian family, but lives his life with an extraordinary sense of independence.  Young’s father left his family when he was only a few months old and due to tensions between his mother and grandparents, he rarely spent time with her. As a result, Young was raised by his maternal grandparents in Alhambra, California and grew up with many…

May 20, 2015

Candle march, vigil brings awareness to domestic violence

B Ivan Cazares The East Los Angeles Women’s Center promoted domestic violence awareness with special speakers and performances during “Mujeres de Paz – 17th Annual Candlelight March and Vigil.” Approximately 100 participants marched down Avenida Cesar Chavez on Thursday. They marched from Mednik Avenue, holding signs and chanting “No more violence!” At the front of the crowd were members of the ELAC football team who were encouraged to support the…

October 8, 2014

‘Mujeres de la Paz’ candlelight march, vigil to raise domestic violence awareness

By Marcus Camacho The “Mujeres de Paz (Women of Peace) – 17th Annual Candlelight March and Vigil” will be held at East Los Angeles College Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. to raise domestic violence awareness. During the event, members from the crowd will be given a chance to share their stories. The organizers of the event have taken steps to ensure the people will feel comfortable sharing their testaments. “We…

September 24, 2014

Denim Day stands up against sexual assault

By Maegan Ortiz Staff members of the East Los Angeles Women’s Center promoted Denim Day last Wednesday not as a fashion statement, but as a statement against victim blaming in sexual assault cases. Victim-blaming in sexual assault cases drove the East Los Angeles Women’s Center to hold a Denim Day event last Wednesday afternoon. “We’re here to bring attention to sexual assault in our community and around the world,“ Beatriz…

May 2, 2014