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CHOW Wellness Weekend - Black History Month

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Looking for some rad opportunities to spice up your weekend? We have just the thing for you!

CHOW is looking for volunteers!


The Colorado Restaurant and Bar Show is coming up! 

The CRB Show connects suppliers with leading restaurateurs, chefs, and restaurant and bar managers. During the two-day event, the top food-service vendors will showcase their products, services, and technologies. Secure your face time with key restaurant industry decision-makers, generate leads, and build brand awareness by becoming an exhibitor!

This event will take place March 8-9, 2022 at the Colorado Convention Center and CHOW will have a booth there!

We are looking for volunteers to help us spread rad materials, chat about CHOW, and just bask in the overall cool vibes with us. 

We are looking to fill TWO time slots for volunteers:



What’s in it for you?

Well, the pleasure of our company of course, but also:

Access to the general show FOR FREE

Passes for education and demos offered

We are so excited about this event and would love to see you there. If you’re interested in a volunteer slot, please e-mail community@chowco.org to let us know!

“Return on Assets: How Health & Wellness Can Bolster You, Your Team, and Your Bottom Line”Wednesday, March 9, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Investing in the physical and mental well-being of your staff – and yourself as an operator – not only has extraordinary potential to boost your bottom line, but provides ancillary benefits for hiring and retention that are crucial if you want your business to thrive. Colorado Restaurant Foundation president Laura Shunk will moderate a panel discussion with a restaurant operator, health care provider, and community group leaders about the concrete strategies and practices you can adopt to keep yourself, your business, and your team alive and well.

…Guess who will be speaking?

Erin Boyle is CHOW’s Executive Director, friend, sister, wife, daughter, dog momma, potter, reader, crafter, walker, nanny, and chef. She trained as a chef at the Culinary Institute of America and went on to work in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Denver. After almost two decades in the industry, Erin transitioned to teaching and loved it.
Erin has watched staff, family, and friends in hospitality struggle with mental health and substance abuse; she, like many, struggles with depression, anxiety, and PTSD. In 2019, Erin decided to dedicate her energy toward improving access to mental health and wellness resources for all in the hospitality business. As Executive Director, Erin focuses on outreach and aims to normalize mental health conversations in the restaurant industry.


Visual notes created for Houston Coalition Against Hate on May 3rd, 2021

In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, we at Hollaback! partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt our free bystander intervention training as well as offer a de-escalation training adapted to support the Asian/American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation has been documenting stories of anti-Asian hate crimes and hate incidents since 2017 at www.StandAgainstHatred.org, which is available in English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. To address the rising number of anti-Asian hate crimes in 2021 and offer trainings to communities nationwide, we are now also partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice| Asian Law CaucusAsian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago

Unfortunately, attacks against the AAPI community and xenophobic crimes in the US are not new phenomenon. The US has a long history of anti-Asian racism, and we have seen it manifested against different AAPI communities in many ways over the years, from discrimination in school to harassment against Asian women and more. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen increases in anti-Asian discrimination, racism, and harassment, and even anti-Asian attacks, hate crimes, and violence such as the Atlanta spa shooting in March 2021. The surge in anti-Asian racism and harassment continues to devastate AAPI communities in the US and across the world each day. As a collective, we need to take action. 

You may be asking yourself: what is a hate crime? Why are hate crimes increasing? What is the history of hate against Asians in the US? How can I intervene against racism in college, at work, and on the street? 


You can directly get involved with the #StopAsianHate movement by attending the following trainings. Click to jump directly to each workshop description. Registration is capped at 5,000 people per training.

Please note you must register in advance for all trainings. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Donate to help Hollaback! and our partners Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC so that we can expand these trainings and keep them free.

Join our Corporate Accomplices Program to empower your organization and join a global movement to disrupt harassment. 

To discuss organizational engagement with Hollaback! via our specialized company-wide training opportunities, our Corporate Accomplice Program, or Corporate Sponsorships programs, please click here.

We’re now offering sessions with translations and simultaneous interpretation in Chinese (中文) both Mandarin (普通話) and Cantonese (粤语), Korean (한국어)Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)Tagalog, Thai (ภาษาไทย), and Hindi (हिन्दी).

Recovery weekend fun

Looking for some volunteer opportunities? Please join us at one of these events to help set up,take down, or just assist during these events. This is a great way to give back, and spend time with friends in RecoverWE! If you are interested, reach out to Kathy via text at 303-670-8228, or via email at office@advocatesforrecovery.org.

Overview of developmental trauma

Learn how to provide a definition of Developmental Trauma that includes the possible impact across the lifespan.

About this event

1. Participants will be able to provide a definition of Developmental Trauma that includes the possible impact across the lifespan. 

2. Participants will be able to understand the term “post-traumatic growth” and the importance of fostering growth after adversity. 

3. Participants will be able to identify at least two resources to support their efforts to understand and address the impact of Developmental Trauma and to support healing. 

Mon, February 21, 2022

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM MST

Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/overview-of-developmental-trauma-tickets-256229207457?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_editorial&utm_content=loc.85930307.r2022_7&utm_term=ebemnsuserinsight&ref=ebemnsuserinsight&afu=793424855423&rank=3&recommended_events_quantity=15&aff=ebemnsuserinsight for more information

Microaggressions & Recognizing Bias

This is an interactive virtual event offered to those near and far via Zoom

Join us for our quarterly Mediation Matters Continuing Education Workshop focusing on microaggressions and bias within the Transformative Mediation space. Community leaders and mediators Jasmine Chan, Pila Martinez, Vana Dee Lewis and Ronald Wilson leading the conversations around microaggressions and unconscious bias moderated by Center Manager, Joanna Marroquin.

People are often unaware of how their words or actions impact the recipient, whose experiences differ from their own. Regardless of the intention, microaggressions have affects on people’s lives. Doing the work to show up in mediation spaces is important and supportive of equity in for clients and mediators alike.

Interactive Event Agenda:

-Panelist Question and Answers

-Concept learning

-Dialogue Circles

Thursday, February 24, 2022


6pm-Arizona | 7pm-CST | 8pm-EST)

Visit https://www.ourfamilyservices.org/event/mediation-matters-microaggressions-recognizing-bias/?bbeml=tp-6jsjMZRbTUCbUdDTZl7wFg.jwd7gceNgDUqQZ__CG0Rjmg.ravRwyQHOj0qstVYYaZtYrA.ljcdi7vFhiUmJAlkDFqXTJg for more information

Have a great weekend!