Women’s/Gender Studies department panel discusses women’s work

To close-out Women’s History Month, the ELAC Women’s/Gender Studies sponsored a panel discussion last month about women’s work spanning from present-day to 10,000 years ago. The event featured two speakers including Tia Koonse, Legal and Policy Research Manager at the UCLA Labor Center. One of Koonse’s duties at the labor center is to help protect day laborers. According to Koonse, it is assumed that day laborers are male construction workers,…

April 9, 2019

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

Poli Sci club talks of gender and race inequality

By Amanda Rodarte In honor of Women’s history month, East Los Angeles College Political Science Club (ESPA) hosted a discussion about the history of women in politics this past Thursday. In the discussion, it was discovered that not only gender, but race also contributes to inequality. President of ESPA Sonny Martinez began by reintroducing women who have made an impact in the United States. He started with Clara Lemlich, who…

March 21, 2014

‘Dear Sister’ reveals stories of abuse

By Maegan Ortiz “Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence” edited by Lisa Factora-Borchers, is a testament of survival. Released in January by AK press, the book challenges the idea that there is a right way for survivors to process rape. It does this through a diverse selection of traditional-style letters, poetry, essays, and interviews. This issue is important to college age students since according the National Institute of…

March 6, 2014