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

SAAVE Team and the East LA Women’s Center host sexual assault documentary screening

By Yecenia Alcaraz East Los Angeles College’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Violence Education Team (S.A.A.V.E.) and the East L.A. Women’s Center sponsored a movie screening, “The Hunting Ground” on Tuesday for students and with community members to raise awareness on sexual assault. “The Hunting Ground” is a documentary that discloses rape crimes on school grounds across the United States while exposing cover ups made by the school campuses. April is…

April 21, 2017

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

Sexual assault victims ‘Take Back the Night’

By Keyla Lopez Emotions ran high Thursday evening at the third annual ‘Take Back the Night’ event as sexual assault survivors shared their experiences. ‘Take Back the Night’ events encourage survivors to break their silence and provide them with a safe and supporting environment where they don’t have to feel ashamed or alone over what they’ve been through. Sonia Rivera, director of Sexual Assault and Emergency Services at the East…

May 2, 2012

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activities

“Until the Violence Stops” Film Screening and Discussion Monterey Park Campus. Tomorrow at 12:10-1:15 p.m. in AA-1. Facilitated by Marilyn Ladd, Women’s PE. Refreshments sponsored by ASU and Psychology Club.  Sexual Assault Awareness Training for Student Athletes Monterey Park Campus. Will take place on Friday from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in C1 gym. “Reporting Sexual Assault” Monterey Park Campus. Will take place on Tuesday April 24, 12 – 1 p.m….

April 18, 2012