Mujeres de Paz to highlight domestic violence

By Gustavo Buenrostro Workshops, lectures, films and other activities will take place for the annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month events in October. The month will begin with Mujeres de Paz, the 20th annual candlelight vigil and march against domestic violence. The event will start at Belvedere Park and continue through the ELAC Performing Arts complex. It will feature speeches from local dignitaries, ELAC administration, and East Los Angeles Women’s Center…

September 20, 2017

Bone marrow drive for 2-year old

By Maegan Ortiz Leukemia patient Sofia Flores, 2 years old, is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant and tomorrow the East Los Angeles College community can help. There will be a bone marrow drive from noon to 3 p.m. on the south side of ELAC’s E-7 building in the hopes of finding a match for Flores, who has a rare form of leukemia. Family and friends have been…

March 19, 2014

Self-defense tactics get students involved

By Lourdes Espinoza As part of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Violence Intervention Team hosted “Common Sense Self-Defense” where Marilyn Ladd taught students how to defend themselves from sexual assault. Ladd, Women’s P.E. Instructor and Violence Intervention Team member, demonstrated self-defense moves to students last Thursday in the Women’s Gym. Students were taught how they could use common self-defense tips if they are ever in an unwanted confrontation with a…

October 26, 2011