Every year, here at the Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC) we have a fundraiser called Build for Peace (B4P) which translates in to a day of community service for meaningful project. We recruit a group of volunteers that request pledges to raise funds for DJPC to continue its solidarity work.
As you know DJPC elevates human rights, environmental justice and economic equity for allies in Latin America, currently concentrating the work on stopping military aid to the Honduran government and raising awareness of struggles to defend the rights and territories of indigenous peoples in the Brazilian Amazon.
In the last few weeks, we had 20 volunteers participate in DJPC’s Build for Peace. We work at two community gardens that provide food security in Denver, Colorado. On August 28th we harvested tomatoes and did weeding at Re:Vision in the predominantly Latinx Westwood neighborhood. On September 11th, we worked weeding beds of flower and vegetables at Celebration Garden, one of Frontline Farming’s locations in south Denver. Together we gave 200 hours of labor.
Thank you to all that have sent your pledges, so far we have raised over $1700! Will you help us get to $2.000? Your donation is tax deductible, the funds will be used update our technology equipment that has not been updated in more than five years. You can donate by clicking here or if you prefer sending a check to DJPC Education Fund at P.O Box 12403 Denver CO 80212.
As we work towards food justice, I want to bring your attention to a big win this summer, the approval of the Farmworkers Bill, SB21-087. SB87 expands rights for agriculture workers in Colorado, but the work is not done. We still need your support to request the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics adopt new rules on wages and working conditions. To support these efforts, please click here to urge full implementation of SB87 including rules on wages and working conditions.
Thank you for your continued support and solidarity.
P.S. Save the Date: Awards Night 2021 will be on October 21st at 6 p.m.