Domestic violence victims honored with march and candlelight vigil

By Johanna Calderon and Jacquelyn Gonzalez The march of Mujeres de Paz down Avenida Cesar Chavez Thursday night included survivors speaking out on domestic violence and honored victims with a candlelight vigil. Susana Espinosa spoke about her decision to flee from Mexico to California. Her ex-husband was a powerful man who wouldn’t be charged if she reported he had abused her. She said that the day she left was the…

November 23, 2016

Documentary encourages students to take action

By Darlene Galvan Female college students share their stories of struggle when colleges’ disregarded their pleas for help when reporting that they were sexually assaulted by male college students during the free documentary screening of “The Hunting Ground.” Andrea Pino and Annie Clark were undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at the time they were sexually assaulted, and joined together to begin a mission to help other college students…

May 6, 2015

‘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

Women’s Center opens its doors again

By Edgar Lopez The Women’s Center opened its doors again last Monday at East Los Angeles College after a hiatus of more than 20 years. Marylin Ladd, a professor at ELAC and a member of the Violence-Intervention Team, said that the Women’s Center at ELAC closed in the 80s and has not reopened since. She said that with the current moves on campus, due to new buildings, she took advantage…

October 13, 2011