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Guatemalan Environmental, Indigenous, and Social Justice Organization to Receive Human Rights Award from Denver Justice and Peace Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8th, 2018 Media Contact: Rebeca Zúniga-Hamlin Tel.: 303-623-1463 / Cell: 720-606-1155 Email: djpc@denjustpeace.org Guatemalan Environmental, Indigenous, and Social Justice Organization to Receive Human Rights Award from Denver Justice and Peace Committee On Saturday, November 10th, the Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC) will present its annual Global Justice & Peace Award … Continue reading Guatemalan Environmental, Indigenous, and Social Justice Organization to Receive Human Rights Award from Denver Justice and Peace Committee

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Three opportunities to learn how to stop a dam with indigenous resistance.

Three opportunities to meet José Gómez, Maya Mam activist and coordinator of Association of Communities for Development and the Defense of Land and Natural Resources (ACODET) in Guatemala, who is visiting Denver and Boulder to receive our Global Justice & Peace Award 2018. José will will discuss the importance of indigenous organizing, grassroots exchange, and … Continue reading Three opportunities to learn how to stop a dam with indigenous resistance.

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In the Era of Trump, We Need the Human Rights Movement More Than Ever

By Lynn Holland, Board Member When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. – Presidential candidate Donald Trump, 2015 When Donald Trump announced his campaign for president in 2015, he referred to Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “bringing crime,” and promised he would build a … Continue reading In the Era of Trump, We Need the Human Rights Movement More Than Ever

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DJPC Supports Casa de Paz

By Lorena Gaibor, Board member Casa de Paz, just a few miles from the immigrant detention center in Aurora, provides housing, meals, visits and emotional support, access to phones and computers, and transportation to family members separated from each other during detention. These services are provided free of charge thanks to the volunteer services provided by people … Continue reading DJPC Supports Casa de Paz

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How to Stop a Dam with Indigenous Resistance

How to Stop a Dam with Indigenous Resistance José Gómez from the Association of Communities for Development and the Defense of Land and Natural Resources will speak about their struggle to protect land and water, cultivate indigenous leadership, and build community power in the face of harmful corporate and state-led megadevelopment. Friday, November 9th 12:00 … Continue reading How to Stop a Dam with Indigenous Resistance

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Global Justice and Peace Awards Night Saturday, November 10th 2018

Global Justice and Peace Awards Night This year we are recognizing the outstanding achievement of ACODET (Association of Communities for Development and the Defense of Land and Natural Resources) is a grassroots coalition of indigenous communities spanning three departments in Guatemala’s rural Ixcán region. For over a decade, ACODET has successfully organized to halt the … Continue reading Global Justice and Peace Awards Night Saturday, November 10th 2018

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Join the Delegation to Chiapas: November 27th – December 3rd 2018

Delegation to Chiapas: Human Rights and Alternatives to Development Join our one week delegation to Chipas, Mexico. From November 27 through December 3, 2018.  The delegation will start in San Cristobal de las Casas where you will have the opportunity to see firsthand anti-systemic alternatives to the neoliberal development model. Then you will travel to several … Continue reading Join the Delegation to Chiapas: November 27th – December 3rd 2018

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Thank you Build for Peace volunteers! Thank you sponsors! You helped raise over $2,000

Thank you Build for Peace volunteers! Thank you sponsors! You helped raise over $2,000 Dear friends On Saturday, August 25th a group of volunteers participated at the annual Build-for-peace at La Casita. To further our commitment to solidarity with working class, immigrant, Latinx, and grassroots movements. We at the Denver Justice & Peace Committee have … Continue reading Thank you Build for Peace volunteers! Thank you sponsors! You helped raise over $2,000

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International Peace Day and Open-Pit Mining – September 21st 2018

International Peace Day and Open-Pit Mining Please join the DJPC as we take our stand against open-pit mining on Friday, Sept 21 at noon, on the SE corner of Colfax and Lincoln (on the capital grounds). For a clean and healthful environment for all! As declared by the United Nations, the International Day of Peace … Continue reading International Peace Day and Open-Pit Mining – September 21st 2018

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