DJPC Director of Program Services
DJPC Board of Directors
Connie Curtis – Chair
Richard Kruch – Vice Chair
Steve Piper – Treasurer
Elliot Williams – Secretary
Message From the Board – By Connie Curtis
Dear members and friends of the Denver Justice and Peace Committee,
For 36 years, DJPC has served as a vital voice for justice, non-violence and peace in the Denver area.
During the past year we sponsored a delegation to Celendin and Cajamarca, Peru, to visit the communities there who are struggling to protect their land and water by resisting Newmont Mining Company’s proposed Conga Mine. Here in Denver we met with Newmont Mining Company and the Peruvian Consulate to express concerns about the proposed mine as well as the human rights abuses the Peruvian people are experiencing at the hands of the Newmont Mining security forces. We have emailed, snail mailed and called legislators to voice our opposition to Fast Track/Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. We held monthly Salons (and during the summer months, showed films) on a variety of topics including a Round Table Discussion on Cuba, TPP: the Secret Attack on Democracy; Peru and Climate Solidarity; Elite Politics and Class Conflict in Central America.
None of these projects, nor any of the on-going educational Salons, speaking engagements, advocacy efforts, direct actions, nothing gets done at DJPC without everyone working together. You and I are DJPC! If not you and I, then who will work for such changes?
Please participate in DJPC as best you can and support it with your donations! Ask others to attend DJPC actions with you and to join our listserve so they can respond to action alerts. Invite others to attend a Salon with you. Invite others to donate. Give generously yourself. Make a tax-deductible donation on-line at https://denjustpeace.ejoinme.org/MyPages/DonationPage/tabid/54861/Default.aspx
We need your support of time, talent or treasure to keep DJPC’s voice strong. Than you for calls made during the week to stop Fast Track! Thank you to our members who recently helped us ma a connection resulting in the donation of computer equipment. Thank you to another member who organized a great wine and beer tasting fundraiser! These contributions were made as a sign not only of faith in DJPC’s future, but also of how important this organization is to us.
Together we can make a change for environmental and economic justice, human rights and lasting peace in Latin America. Than you in advance for your generosity.