November 30th 2016 Dear DJPC Supporters, As we near the end of 2016, DJPC is more important than ever. When the US engaged in interventionist support to dictators in 1980s Central America, DJPC was here. When the US pushed neoliberal economic restructuring on 1990s Latin… »
Who we are
Mission: DJPC is a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting human rights, economic and environmental justice towards lasting peace in Latin America through education, solidarity projects and nonviolent activism.
Goals: DJPC’s current goals include putting a human face on poverty, human rights abuses and conflict in Latin America; increasing awareness of the ever-widening social and economic injustices in both the South and the North; promoting sustainable communities and nonviolence; and encouraging people to become proponents of social change.
History: MORE THAN 35 YEARS OF SOLIDARITY, 1976 – 2015!
DJPC was founded in late 1976 in response to the National Catholic Bishops’ Call to Action. DJPC expanded and incorporated in 1979, as an interfaith membership-based organization addressing global injustice in developing countries. One of its first projects was participating in the international boycott of the Nestle Corporation for its unethical marketing of infant formula in the developing world (see photo). In 1984, DJPC supported a campaign against Western Airlines for its cooperation in the deportation of Salvadorans. Soon after that DJPC promoted a campaign to declare the City of Denver a sanctuary for Central American refugees. Through the rest of the decade and into the present, DJPC has continued to work in solidarity with the people of Latin America by sponsoring educational programs, lobbying elected officials, and promoting action campaigns. In 1996, when Guatemala signed the Peace Accords after years of genocide, DJPC began sponsorship of individuals called “accompaniers” whose witness protection with the Mayan people continues to this day, through the national organization called NISGUA.
Wednesday November 30th, 2016
Friday October 7th, 2016
These Letters to the Editor are published in the October edition of Greater Park Hill News (Denver). Please bring these items to the attention of Reps. DeGette, Perlmutterer, and Polis. Letters to the Editor October 1, 2016 · by newspaper537 · in Uncategorized Some Background… »
Thursday July 28th, 2016
ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT – October 29th 2016 DJPC Global Justice & Peace Award 2016: We have the honor to announce that the recipient for this year’s Global Justice & Peace Award is Otros Mundos de Chiapas. Otros Mundos de Chiapas is committed to the search… »
Tuesday July 26th, 2016
Thank you to Rick Clifford, DJPC member of the year 2013, who was interviewed on Friday July 22 by KGNU’s Hannah Lee Myers about the dangers of open pit mining, especially in Latin American countries which often have lax regulations and corrupt elected politicians on… »
Tuesday March 3rd, 2015
ACTION ALERT FROM DJPC’S ADVOCACY COMMITTEE! Getting down to the wire! Say “NO” to Fast Track for the TPP~NOW! A bill to revive Fast Track — the legislation to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through Congress — could be introduced very soon. At the… »