34 YEARS OF SOLIDARITY, 1979 – 2013!
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 Third World.
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 1990s, DJPC has
continued to work in solidarity with the people of Latin America by
sponsoring educational programs, lobbying elected officials, and promoting
Our Current programs include:
(1) A MineWatch program whose current focus is supporting the people of Peru in their efforts to protect their land and water by stopping Newmont Mining Company”s Conga mine.
(2) A salon series on Latin America peace & justice, nonviolence studies, U.S. foreign policy, globalization, etc.
(3) Advocacy and Nonviolent Activism Committee who are concentrating on supporting the Honduran people in their struggles for justice as well as stopping Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
DJPC seeks to end a world with sweatshops in the Southern Hemisphere and
corporate greed in the Northern Hemisphere, devastated rainforests in the
South and overconsumption in the North, and persistent racism, environmental
degradation and ever-widening inequalities in both the South and North.
We welcome your help in building a better world! Please join us!