Recent events, including attacks on individuals across the country and the shootings in Georgia, have shed a light on anti-Asian hate and violence that the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has experienced for generations, which has impacted innumerable lives—particularly those of women.
Denver Kids acknowledges the fear, grief, pain, and trauma that these lived experiences have on the AAPI community. We denounce violence against AAPI individuals, and all people of color. We acknowledge the interconnectedness of injustice, racism, classism, sexism, xenophobia, and all other forms of marginalization in our communities. As an organization, we are committed to opposing these systemic and institutionalized forms of oppression.
As a continuous learning organization, we recommend exploring the following resources to support the AAPI community:
- Stop AAPI Hate
- Learning for Justice: How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism
- CNN Health: How parents can support kids through (and beyond) the latest wave of anti-Asian American violence
Denver Kids is committed to ongoing anti-racist work and to holding space that supports justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion of all communities. We strive to ensure that the students and families we serve and work with, along with mentors and staff, of Asian & Pacific Islander heritage are valued and affirmed each day.
We stand in solidarity with our Asian American & Pacific Island community members in this fight for racial justice. We invite you to join us as well.