Workshops on sexual assault inform students

April 26, 2017

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…

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Workshop serves as awakening for athletes

April 19, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara  The athletic department educated student athletes on the repercussions of sexual assault and its impact on others in the only workshop of its kind within the Los Angeles Community College District. Every semester, the East Los Angeles College Athletic Department holds a mandatory workshop to expose its athletes on the effects of sexual assault and what it does to a person. Athletic director Al Cone said on…

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Health instructor advocates sexual assault awareness

March 15, 2017

By Steven Adamo Domestic violence and sexual assault are among many topics in health class, taught by instructor Andrea Owens. “I personally teach about power and control, and the cycle of violence. I also teach about sexual assault and its repercussions,” said Owens. Owens is one of the co-chair of the Sexual Assault Awareness Violence Education Team. Every year, the SAAVE team plans the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month during…

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‘Yes Means Yes’ Bill changes sexual assault investigations

By Megan G. Razzetti Governor Jerry Brown recently signed SB 967, also known as the “Yes Means Yes” bill, changing the way sexual assault is investigated on college campuses in the state of California and how consent is defined. According to section one of the bill, the focus is mainly of “affirmative consent,” meaning all persons involved must have ‘affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. It…

October 8, 2014
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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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