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Navigating Oppression

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a spike in xenophobic and racist violence toward those who are part of Asian (particularly Chinese) communities. We hope to highlight some strategies for coping, and recommendations for how to navigate increased media exposure.


At CAPS our hearts reach out to the many across the globe who have been affected by this pandemic physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and financially. We wish to acknowledge that this time of uncertainty can create anxiety for many individuals. Additionally, we acknowledge the particular impact on our international students and professionals, those of Asian descent in our campus community, and those who are perceived to be a part of these communities, as many have been stigmatized and subjected to racist and/or xenophobic remarks and violence. We ask our campus community to join us in rejecting prejudice and racism during this time of ever-evolving public health emergency. Let’s be guided by compassion and understanding during this difficult time.