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Community Resilience

How to Respond to Harassment and Practice Resilience

In partnership with Advancing Justice | AAJC and Right to Be, CACEN provides the "How to Respond to Harassment and Practice Resilience When People Experience Anti-Asian/American Harassment" training at no cost to Colorado's AANHPI communities.


This training is a 75-minute, interactive workshop that emphasizes building resilience and long-term healing for those who have experienced anti-Asian harassment.


You’ll learn how your identities can shape your experiences of harassment and the impact that harassment has on you and your community. We’ll take a deep dive into how to build your resilience on an individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and societal front. You’ll leave with new tools on how to respond to harassment, whether your response is in the moment while that harassment is happening or long-term.


COVID-19 Community Response

Since the COVID-19 outbreak hit Colorado (March 2020), Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities have been subjected to increased rates of harassment and discrimination. CACEN has been working in partnership with local organizations to respond to these concerns and support Asian families and businesses during these difficult times.


CACEN, Asian Pacific Development Center (now Aurora Mental Health & Recovery), Colorado Dragon Boat, and Asian Chamber of Commerce coordinated community outreach and messaging campaigns to help our AAPI communities respond to the hateful acts and report to the Stop AAPI Hate tracking tool.


We worked with local community leaders, government agencies, and law enforcement to confront hate crimes against AAPI communities. Incidents of discrimination including verbal attacks (using racist language), spitting (assault) and physical violence (pushing and punching) have been reported on campuses, in grocery stores, and other public spaces. 

Stop Asian Hate Community Rally at the Colorado State Capitol on March 27, 2021

Stop Asian Hate Community Rally at the Colorado State Capitol on March 27, 2021

Mental health is health. 

How am I feeling right now?

What does my body need at this moment?

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