Press Coverage

Bruin Consent Coalition and its many campaigns have received local and even national attention. BCC members are regularly interviewed by the Daily Bruin at UCLA, and its campaigns and efforts have been featured on the Daily Mail, the Huffington Post, and the Washington Post.


Daily bruin: Poetry workshop helps sexual assault survivors work through emotions

April 17, 2018

"Ella Williams, a first-year human biology and society and political science student, first came up with the idea for the workshop as a Bruin Consent Coalition event which would provide a creative and supportive outlet for survivors."

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Daily bruin: Video: Clothesline Display at UCLA offers support to survivors of sexual violence

April 12, 2018

"The Clothesline Display – now run by Bruin Consent Coalition – has attempted to spread awareness of sexual violence since the event started at UCLA 22 years ago."

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Daily bruin: Mariah Furtek: Students would benefit from course on workplace sexual harassment

January 31, 2018

"Ayane Tsutsumi, co-director of Bruin Consent Coalition and a third-year anthropology and gender studies student, said she thinks the current training program is especially insufficient in the sense that it only reaches students once during their tenures at UCLA."

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Daily Bruin: Title IX coordinator works to clear misconceptions, be more accessible

January 9, 2018

"Ayane Tsutsumi, a third-year anthropology student and co-director of Bruin Consent Coalition, said the group is satisfied with Cato’s leadership and hopes he continues to build a strong relationship with students."

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Daily Bruin: Supreme Court case challenges a California abortion law

November 29, 2017

"Grace Harvey, co-director of Bruin Consent Coalition and a fourth-year psychology student, said she thinks repealing the law would be detrimental to women’s health because she thinks women need to know about abortion as an option."

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daily Bruin: Clea Wurster: Title IX advisory board must educate, provide student platform

November 28, 2017

"Grace Harvey, a fourth-year psychology student and co-director of Bruin Consent Coalition, a student organization that works to diminish sexual violence on campus, said the organization has only about 15 to 30 students at some of its events. For example, only 30 students attended a recent event regarding Title IX policies, according to BCC’s Facebook event page."

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Daily Bruin: UC opens applications for new student-run Title IX advisory board

November 17, 2017

"Grace Harvey, a co-director of Bruin Consent Coalition and fourth-year psychology student, said she hopes the board will increase student involvement in sexual violence prevention and policymaking. BCC is an undergraduate organization that campaigns against sexual violence."

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Daily bruin:Photo gallery highlights healthy relationships, dialogue against abuse

October 22, 2017 

"Ayane Tsutsumi, a third-year anthropology student and the coalition’s co-director, said she hopes the exhibit will open up dialogue surrounding partner violence on campus in a positive and engaging manner during Domestic Violence Awareness Month."

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DAily bruin: Betsy DeVos announces plans to alter campus Title IX guidelines

September 7, 2017

"Ayane Tsutsumi, co-chair of the Bruin Consent Coalition, a committee in the undergraduate student council’s Student Wellness Commission, said she thinks Title IX offices are currently thorough and evidence-based in their investigations."

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DAily bruin: New bill aims to protect privacy and safety of domestic violence survivors

August 13, 2017

"Leaders of the Bruin Consent Coalition, a committee in the USAC Student Wellness Commission that aims to inform students about consent as well as sexual and gender-based violence, said they think the bill takes an important step toward ensuring survivors have the resources they need to recover from their experiences."

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daily bruin: UCPD Director of Police Community Services retires after two decades

July 24, 2017

"Savannah Badalich, former Student Wellness commissioner in undergraduate student government and a 2015 UCLA alumna, said Greenstein helped her in founding an anti-sexual violence campaign called 7,000 in Solidarity in 2013. The campaign eventually became the Bruin Consent Coalition."

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kcet: Five Ways Colleges and Universities are Combatting Sexual Violence

April 19, 2017

"'BCC has become a space for survivors to heal through advocacy,' says Chiang. Bruin Consent Coalition aims to 'promote consensual sex, effective bystander intervention, and access to University resources that support survivors of sexual assault,' according to its Facebook page."

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Daily bruin: Gael Adrien Mbama: UCLA’s sexual assault prevention program not effective enough

April 16, 2017

"It’s clear that UCLA must improve the sexual assault prevention program it has on campus. And it must do so through mandatory annual interactive sessions, where students must directly engage with sexual assault advocates and student organization like the Bruin Consent Coalition and Bruins Against Sexual Harassment."

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daily bruin: Bruins hope for more transparency following Title IX document release

March 3, 2017

"Bruins Against Sexual Harassment, United Auto Workers Local 2865 and Bruin Consent Coalition have protested UCLA’s settlement of a lawsuit with history professor Gabriel Piterberg on sexual harassment allegations."

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daily mail: 'Consent applies behind a screen too': UCLA students fight online sexual harassment in new campaign that shows how unwanted nude pictures on social media qualifies as ABUSE

February 16, 2017

"'We often hear people suggesting that the practice of spreading intimate photos is "harmless" or less "real" than any other form of abuse. But when abuse, humiliation, and harassment happen online they are still abuse, humiliation, and harassment,' the coalition wrote in a statement."

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refinery29: These Photos Brilliantly Fight Back Against Revenge Porn

February 15, 2017

"'#LetsPictureConsent looks at nonconsensual photo sharing — often called 'revenge porn” — and asks students to consider these acts as another form of sexual violence,' the group said in a statement shared with Refinery29. "

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daily bruin: Freeze Peach Friday: The pros and cons of safe spaces

February 10, 2017

"At UCLA, BCC practices safe spaces in order to provide survivors of sexual assault a place to heal and tell their stories. BCC employs “content warnings” to warn students that sensitive material may be discussed."

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daily bruin: The Quad: Student activism against Piterberg demonstrates power of action

January 21, 2017

"Donned with posters reading “Good Morning Sexual Harasser” and other messages for professor Piterberg, members of the Bruin Consent Coalition and Bruins Against Sexual Harassment stood outside Piterberg’s 8 a.m. class on Jan. 9 in protest."

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daily bruin: Groups continue protests against history professor Gabriel Piterberg

January 11, 2017

"Bruin Consent Coalition, United Auto Workers Local 2865 and Bruins Against Sexual Harassment members held up signs in the hallway outside the classroom in Broad Art Center where Gabriel Piterberg, a history professor, was lecturing."

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mic: Protests to continue against UCLA professor accused of sexually assaulting 2 students

January 11, 2017

"'He's a tenured professor,' Sophia Arim, also a co-director of the coalition, said Tuesday. 'I don't know what the nitty-gritty details are of removing a tenured professor, but there should be a policy that says you will be fired if you commit sexual assault.'"

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daily bruin: Student protesters demonstrate outside Piterberg’s class

January 9, 2017

"Chloe Pan, a Bruin Consent Coalition co-director, said she hopes the protest will send a clear message to professors who are accused of sexual harassment in the future."

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daily bruin: Bruin Consent Coalition offers support for sexual assault survivors

November 8, 2016

"'We’re on the eve of an election that contained a lot of rhetoric perpetuating rape culture,' said Gianna Raggio, an event coordinator at Bruin Consent Coalition and a third-year human biology and society student. 'That could be really destructive for survivors to hear. We really wanted to use this space to let them know we hear them.'"

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daily bruin: Q&A: ‘Hot Girls Wanted’ illuminates injustice in amateur porn industry

April 26, 2016

"In addition to the Clothesline Display held during fourth week and discussions with assault victims at Take Back the Night on Thursday, the group held a panel featuring La Shonda Coleman from the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center and Bruin Consent Coalition directors Monday night about the amateur porn industry, followed by a screening of 'Hot Girls Wanted.'"

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daily bruin: Submission: Empowering Clothesline Display violated by theft

April 25, 2016

"Bruin Consent Coalition’s main priority is supporting survivors of sexual violence. We will continue to do everything in our power to uphold this mission in all of our programs and events. The Clothesline Display will continue every year on this campus, and it will continue to grow– 35 new shirts were made this year alone."

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huffingpost: Hooking Up When You’re An Anti-Rape Activist

October 27, 2015

"Chrissy Keenan, a UCLA senior, is the president of Bruin Consent Coalition, a campus group that works to raise awareness regarding sexual assault on campus. “When people know of me but they don’t really know the work, they hear the term ‘feminist’ or ‘sexual-violence prevention,’ they think, ‘super-extreme, bra-burning feminism,’” she explains, which often puts people on the defensive."

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the college fix: Taxpayer-funded groups seek to deny due process to students accused of rape

October 26, 2015

"One leader in the fight against the Safe Campus Act, Savannah Badalich of the Bruin Consent Coalition at UCLA, told The Huffington Post that Michael Brown and Ferguson informed her opinion on the matter."

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the creators project: Students Shed Light on Childhood Sexual Violence with Graphic Design

October 23, 2015

"BCC Co-Directors Chrissy Keenan and Ishani Patel understand the importance of talking to college students about consent and sexual violence, but tell The Creators Project, 'it can’t be the first time they’re hearing these messages.'  'We need to talk about healthy relationships, consent, and respect to young kids, and we need to support survivors of all ages.'"

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cosmopolitan: Can a New Law Really Change the Way College Students Hook Up?

March 21, 2015

"Not all students are so confused about the definition of consent. To clear up some of these questions, I meet Savannah Badalich and Chrissy Keenan on campus at UCLA, near the iconic Bruin Bear statue."

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the washington post: Changing the discussion on sexual assault: UCLA grad went from survivor to activist

June 15, 2015

"UCLA Chancellor Gene Block gave Badalich a shout-out at the commencement, saying that she 'transformed an experience of personal trauma into a student-led movement offering healing and support to survivors of sexual assault and violence. And in doing so, she has become a crucial voice and resource to survivors both here and across the country.'"

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huffingtonpost: Carnegie Mellon Students Create Interactive Graphic Novel To Teach How To Stop Sexual Assault

June 2, 2015

"'I love that it covers sexual harassment, and in a real setting off the bat,' said Badalich, who founded the anti-rape group 7000 In Solidarity at UCLA. Sexual harassment is one of the hardest things to explain to students, she said— especially certain ideas, like how catcalling is actually harassment."

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ABC7: 'Yes Means Yes' California SB 967 sex assault bill signed by gov

September 29, 2014

"'This is amazing,' said Savannah Badalich, a student at UCLA, where classes begin this week, and the founder of the group 7000 in Solidarity. 'It's going to educate an entire new generation of students on what consent is and what consent is not ... that the absence of a no is not a yes.'"

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LA weekly: Yes, George Will, She Is a Rape Victim. But That Is Not a Privilege

June 12, 2014

"Her UCLA campaign, 7,000 in Solidarity, was launched in connection with UCLA's student government. It takes the statistic that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted over the course of their lifetime. That means 7,000 Bruins will be survivors of sexual assault during their lifetime, she says."

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Daily trojan: USG pushes for Coliseum re-entry, other policy changes

May 27, 2014

"In looking to increase awareness of sexual assault, Sampath says that UCLA’s 7000 in Solidarity campaign is a good model."

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daily bruin: UCLA, student groups combat college sexual assault

May 1, 2014

"Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Janina Montero said the university and survivor groups such as 7000 in Solidarity share a common commitment to having a campus free from sexual violence. She mentioned that UCLA nominated 7000 in Solidarity for a UC-wide award, and funded Badalich’s trip to a conference on sexual assault at the University of Virginia."

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