Health educator stresses the importance of STD/STI testing

With Sexual Assault Awareness Month coming to an end, Edwin Rojas, a health educator and research assistant, from St. John’s Well Child and Family Center conducted a workshop on Thursday about Sexual Transmitted infections and Human Immunodeficiency Virus prevention. “HIV is something very present, it needs to be addressed and not put in the past,” says Rojas.

November 8, 2021

Workshops continue during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Joshua Inglada The Sexual Assault Awareness and Violence Education Team has organized events this April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The events for SAAM officially began last Tuesday on campus due to spring break and will continue through April 30. Kinesiology Professor and SAAVE Team Co-Chair Andrea S. Owens said that the goal of SAAM is to raise awareness, provide resources and educate everyone on the various…

April 18, 2018

Sexual assault survivors share survival stories at Take Back the Night

By Ivan Cazares  “What didn’t kill me made me stronger,” a survivor of sexual assault said during East Los Angeles College’s Take Back The Night event on April 27 at G3 Foyer. “What we are seeing is that talking about (the trauma) is the beginning of the healing process,” ELAC’s Sexual Assault Awareness Education Director, Sonia Rivera said. The survivors’ emotions were visible when they spoke. Some broke down in…

May 4, 2017

Workshops on sexual assault inform students

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…

April 26, 2017

Health instructor advocates sexual assault awareness

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…

March 15, 2017