Gov. Brown signs UC-sponsored bill to protect survivors of domestic violence

SB 331, which was authored by California State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, will take effect Jan. 1, 2018. The bill will give survivors evidentiary privilege, which means that any discourse between a domestic violence survivor and a counselor will remain confidential. Before SB 331, according to Jackson, this privilege only existed for survivors of sexual assault.
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Owning My Story

Content Warning: Sexual assault, domestic violence, self-harm, suicidality On the eve of the beginning of Ronald Reagan’s presidency, my parents immigrated from Encarnación de Díaz, Jalisco, to Azusa, California, to raise a family. Like many children at the time, I was born into a crib of crack cocaine, as my
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Episode #11: Marandah’s Mission

CW: Sexual violence and assault Sexual assault and survivorship are often topics that go undiscussed when exploring love and sex. In this piece, Chris and Josh tackle the issue head on with ASUC Senator Marandah Field-Elliot. From her work regarding assault, to her own experiences dating and dumping boys as
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UC Berkeley establishes grant program to address sexual violence

The campus PATH to Care Center, in a partnership with the Violence Prevention Collaborative, will be awarding 10 grants of up to $2,500 to teams of four to 12 people to create campaigns addressing social norms on sexual violence. Projects will address an “intact community,” which could include members of a sports team, participants in Greek life or, in broader terms, groups such as the queer community or a cultural group, according to Elizabeth Wilmerding, a prevention intern at PATH.
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