Students carry mattresses through Bruin Plaza and across other walks of campus to symbolize the emotional weight that survivors of sexual assault carry each day. The students marched in a loop, past Murphy Hall, through UCLA’s sculpture garden and back to the Bruin Bear. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sexual assault survivors and advocates carried mattresses covered in the handwritten accounts of their experiences with gender-based violence in a student-led demonstration Wednesday. The event was inspired by Emma Sulkowicz, a Columbia University student who lost her disciplinary case against the man she claimed raped her in a university dorm room two years ago. More »

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