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… »
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.
Tuesday July 26th, 2016
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… »
Thursday February 26th, 2015
DJCP March 2015 Salon Discussion Series Trans Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement: Secret Attack on Democracy This presentation will highlight concerns with the proposed agreement’s process, provisions and global impacts. Fast Track/Trade Promotion Authority, the enabling… »
Monday October 28th, 2013
Please take immediate action on Fast Track! Greetings! Please call your Representative by noon on Wednesday to oppose Fast Track trade authority as the first step in opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP). DJPC is part of a national coalition concentrating its efforts… »
Thursday May 30th, 2013