Take back the night: Open mic, march create awareness

  By Diego Linares More than 200 people attended and participated in the seventh annual Take Back the Night event last Thursday to spread sexual assault and violence prevention awareness. For health professor Andrea Owens, having a space for people to share their stories, then spreading a positive message by getting the crowd outside and active was a gratifying experience. “Oh my gosh, it is so satisfying,” Owens said. “To…

May 4, 2016
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‘Take Back the Night’ raises sexual assault awareness

By Amber Paramo “Take Back the Night” brought support to victims of sexual assault while they shared their stories at Ingalls Auditorium on April 30. The event is to raise awareness on all forms of sexual abuse and to encourage victims feel comfortable when speaking about it. Candles were distributed to the audience for a candlelight march around the East Los Angeles College campus, in honor of all victims of…

May 2, 2015
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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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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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‘Take Back the Night’ inspires courage

  By Damien Guzman Students filled the foyer of East Los Angeles College’s Ingalls Auditorium last Thursday night for sexual assault awareness month’s assembly and candlelit march, “Take Back the Night.” The powerful and impactful event which gave those affected by sexual assault an open platform to discuss the way sexual assault has    impacted their lives. Organizers passed out lit candles to attendants for a candlelight march up Avenida…

May 2, 2014
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