Protesters listened to speakers who gave firsthand accounts of sexual violence and discrimination.
A speaker recounts a personal episode of domestic violence between his father and mother. He was one of many who shared their experience with gender discrimination and sexual violence.
Both students and non-students protested sexual harassment from faculty. The protest was organized by the Undercommons, a student activist group.
Tekoah Flory, an activist with the Undercommons who does not attend UCLA, led the march around the campus. Flory criticized white privilege, especially with regards to police actions.
The march came in front of the vice chancellor’s office and demanded that professor Gabriel Piterberg, who was accused of sexual harassment against two graduate students, be fired.
A protester confronted the police who were guarding the vice chancellor’s office. Police officers blocked the march on the grounds that they were invading “another person’s office.”
A protestor holds a sign and yells as others walk through UCLA on a protest against Piterberg.
A protestor holds a fist in the air and yells into a loud speaker during a protest calling attention to sexual assault charges on Piterberg.
The protesters arrived in front of the office of Piterberg. The UC Board of Regents denied the allegations of the lawsuit. Piterberg was not inside the office at the time of the protest.