Community festival empowers women

March 15, 2017

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…

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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
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Closeted Asian teen breaks tradition, finds independence

May 20, 2015

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…

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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
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‘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
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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
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Film discusses unfair portrayal of women

By Jane Fernandez   A documentary discussing the unfair portrayal of women in the media was highlighted at the East Los Angeles Women’s Center’s film screening last Thursday. In the documentary, “Generation M: Misogyny in Media and Culture,” students were given a different perspective of how the media sees women, and how that image influences viewers into treating women differently. The clips showed famous actresses in provocative clothing selling their…

October 18, 2012
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East L.A. Women’s Center offers multitude of services for female, male Elans

By Jerry Casarez For more than 35 years, the East Los Angeles Women’s center has provided a safe haven within the community for victims of sexual and domestic violence. Not only have they created a safe environment where a victim can get the proper counseling to help start the healing process, but they have also become a place where educational tools and training are provided to help promote awareness. The…

May 2, 2012
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Sexual assault victims ‘Take Back the Night’

By Keyla Lopez Emotions ran high Thursday evening at the third annual ‘Take Back the Night’ event as sexual assault survivors shared their experiences. ‘Take Back the Night’ events encourage survivors to break their silence and provide them with a safe and supporting environment where they don’t have to feel ashamed or alone over what they’ve been through. Sonia Rivera, director of Sexual Assault and Emergency Services at the East…

May 2, 2012
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ELAC softball plays Santa

By Amanda Mayberry Bringing holiday cheer, food  and entertainment to underprivildeged children, the East Los Angeles College Softball team will be playing the role of Santa Claus every year.  The softball team will host the 5th Annual Gift and Food Drive on Tuesday at 4 p.m. All who wish to donate can turn in donations at the women’s gym located behind the technology center or in various offices throughout campus….

December 7, 2011
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