Take back the night: Open mic, march create awareness

  By Diego Linares More than 200 people attended and participated in the seventh annual Take Back the Night event last Thursday to spread sexual assault and violence prevention awareness. For health professor Andrea Owens, having a space for people to share their stories, then spreading a positive message by getting the crowd outside and active was a gratifying experience. “Oh my gosh, it is so satisfying,” Owens said. “To…

May 4, 2016

‘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

‘Take Back the Night’ inspires courage

  By Damien Guzman Students filled the foyer of East Los Angeles College’s Ingalls Auditorium last Thursday night for sexual assault awareness month’s assembly and candlelit march, “Take Back the Night.” The powerful and impactful event which gave those affected by sexual assault an open platform to discuss the way sexual assault has    impacted their lives. Organizers passed out lit candles to attendants for a candlelight march up Avenida…

May 2, 2014

Middle, High school students invited to ELAC campus

By Marcus Camacho East Los Angeles College will host “Take Back The Night” on tomorrow starting at 6 p.m. near the G3 Auditorium Foyer. “Take Back The Night” is an international event with the mission to end all forms of sexual violence and raise awareness . This event has been taking place internationally since the 1970s, but this will be the fifth annual event that has taken place at ELAC….

April 23, 2014

‘Take Back the Night’ speakers share experiences with crowd

By Brian Villalba   Survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse shared pain, courage and solidarity at East Los Angeles College’s fourth annual “Take Back the Night.” With dozens of students in attendance in the ELAC G8 foyer, survivors shared stories of abuse and survival. Speakers moved those listening to tears of empathy.  A speaker said that being able to speak about the abuse is a part of the healing…

April 24, 2013

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