We are in search for a Bookkeeper

Bookkeeper search : This is a Volunteer position

The Denver Justice and Peace is a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting human rights, economic and environmental justice, towards lasting peace in Latin America through education and nonviolent activism.


DJPC is seeking for a volunteer bookkeeper to be based in Denver, Colorado. This is volunteer one (1) day a month position (2- 4 hours) and reports to the Director. This position is responsible for performing the monthly payables and receivables and banking reconciliations.


  • Enter data in Quickbooks
  • Process invoices, receipts, payments, and other financial transactions
  • Prepare financial statements
  • Reconcile accounts and prepare reports
  • Manage our accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Communicate regularly Director


  • Values fit with DJPC mission

  • Nonprofit Experience

  • Higher Education required and knowledge in Accounting and/or Finance preferred.

  • At least 2 years bookkeeping and administrative experience.

  • Proficient in QuickBooks, Microsoft Suite and other open source technology

  • Ability to work as part of the team

  • Ability work independently

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Results-oriented, and excellent organizational skills

Send your expressions of interest, Cover letter and CV to djpc@denjustpeace.org

This volunteer position is open until filled.

13 Colors of Resistance Tour in Denver. Saturday, May 20th 2017 at 4:30pm

13 Colors Honduran ResistancelowresJoin KGNU, DJPC and Cafe Cultura for the Colorado leg of the national tour of two Honduran activists honoring the life of Berta Cáceres. Afro-indigenous autonomous feminist, poet and writer Melissa Cardoza and Karla Lara, an internationally recognized feminist who voices resistance through song and writing, will perform stories from Cardoza’s book *13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance* about women resisting brutal repression and finding unyielding hope. A post-performance dialogue will examine parallels between the current struggles in Honduras and the U.S. The event will take place on May 20th.

“These stories of bravery, of struggle and pain, and ultimately of a resilience rooted in a love for freedom will grip your heart.” – Alicia Garza, Co-creator of the Black Lives Matter Network

This special event will be held at KGNU’s Denver location at 700 Kalamath, in the Santa Fe Arts District. There will be a live performance in Studio A and a reception afterwards on the second floor of the Denver Open Media / KGNU Building. Doors open at 4:30 PM, performance will start promptly at 5 PM.

What: 13 Colors of Honduran Resistance Tour
Where: 700 Kalamath, in the Santa Fe Arts District, Studio A and 2nd Fl Reception area
When: Doors at 4:30PM, performance starts at 5 PM followed by reception

We are running for peace on May 20th 2017. Support DJPC with your donation. Any amount counts!

Starting-Line Colfax 5 kDJPC has a team of six runners that will cross the finish line in pursuit of $3000 for DJPC’s operating costs. Support us with your contributions to continue our solidarity work with the peoples of Latin America; through our work in Denver advocating and educating for human rights, environmental, and economic justice!

Will you help us achieve our goal? As of May 15th we have raised $1040!

Any amount counts!

To support DJPC go to DONATE and select Colfax Marathon donation category.

If you want to come cheer, the start location is Denver’s City Park. South of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. We will start at 9am.

Keep us posted if you are a regular Colfax Marathon runner and have made us your Charity Partner: djpc@denjustpeace.org

Máxima Acuña and her family acquitted. Supreme court rules against Yanacocha owned by Colorado based Newmont Mining.

Great news today from Peru! The Supreme Court has acquitted Máxima Acuña, an indigenous woman and recent recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, for usurping land from Newmont Mining near Celendín, Peru. The struggle has been many years in the making. While Newmont and its partner in Peru, joint owners of Yanacocha, have held that they own the property Máxima and her family now live on since l996, her property title shows that she has owned it since l994.

MáximaChaupeIn recent years, Máxima and her family have been subjected to beatings and harassment at the hands of Yanacocha’s security guards. According to her lawyer, Mirtha Vásquez, the company may now be liable for physical and psychological damages that they have inflicted on the family. This process could take many years, however, since the civil process is still in its beginning stages in Peru.

Read more …


Call for Nominations Global Peace & Justice Award. Due date 5/15/2017

This award is given at the Denver Justice and Peace Committee’s Awards Night.

The Global Justice and Peace Award recipient should be an individual or organization doing exemplary work, in solidarity with the people of Latin America.

Nominations should include a description of why the individual or group should be considered, and how their work has aligned with DJPC’s mission. Send your nominations to djpc@denjustpeace.org by May 15th 2017.

Past recipients include: Otros Mundos Chiapas (2016); Aviva Chomsky (2015); Upside Down World (2014); NISGUA (2013) Rights Action (2012); Earthworks (2011); Grufides (2010); Debajo del Agua (2009)

DJPC Board of Directors makes the final decision on the award recipient. The 2017 John Proctor Member of the Year Award Nomination information will be available at a later date.

Llamado para nombramientos:

El premio a la Paz y la Justicia Global del Comité de Justicia y Paz es otorgado a un individuo/a u organización que hace trabajo ejemplar en solidaridad con los pueblos latinoamericanos.

Para nominar debe incluir una descripción del ¿por qué? ese individuo/a o grupo debe ser considerado, y ¿cómo? su trabajo se vincula a la misión del Comité. Envíe su nombramiento a djpc@denjustpeace.org a mas tardar el 15 de Mayo del 2017.

Algunos galardonados con este reconocimiento incluyen: Otros Mundos Chiapas (2016); Aviva Chomsky (2015); Upside Down World (2014); NISGUA (2013) Rights Action (2012); Earthworks (2011); Grufides (2010); Debajo del Agua (2009)

El premio se entregará en la Noche de Premiaciones del Comité. La Junta Directiva del Comité toma la decisión final de quién será el o la premiado/a del año. La información para el premio John Proctor, al miembro del año se dará a conocer más tarde.

Forum: Youth Perspectives of Border Militarization. A Report Back from SOA Watch Convergence

DJPC Forum April 2017

After 26 years of history at the gates of Ft. Benning, SOA Watch held its’ first Convergence in  Arizona, in order to respond to the present-day call to solidarity with Latin America.  SOA Watch aims to call attention to the militarization of the border and Latin America, at the same time that it demands for an end to state-sponsored terrorism and violence against our communities inside the United States.

In our upcoming Forum, a group of students from University of Colorado Denver -UCD that participated in the Convergence will be reporting back to the Denver community their experiences of the militarization of the border and migration. We will learn how their lives changed from what they lived and learned in Nogales, and how they continue to affect change by contributing to the work that Casa de Paz does in Denver for the undocumented migrant community.

PS. Please note the change in location.


DJPC at Earth Day: March for Science. Thank you DJPC Volunteers!

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On Saturday April 22: Earth Day we joined the community standing for science and climate justice. Thank you all that made the March for Science possible. We will continue using science to show the devastating consequences of mineral extraction in our communities.

2017 Spring Pot-Luck – Fiesta de traje

Spring Pot-Luck: Friday, April 21st at 6pm. Fellowship Hall; HUMC: 3131 Osceola Street. 80212
In the spirit of celebration and welcome spring we are having our Spring Pot-Luck on Friday, April 21st at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall of the Highlands United Methodist Church (3131 Osceola Street. Denver. CO 80212).
We will share our latest updates on how we all have been resisting, and you will have an opportunity to give us feedback and continue shaping our work. Bring a dish/drink to share; bring your musical instruments and your favorite songs. The whole family is welcome.

En el espíritu de celebración y dándole la bienvenida a la primavera les invitamos a  nuestra cena de traje el viernes, 21 de Abril a las 6 pm en el salón comunitario de la Iglesia Metodista Unida de Highlands (3131 Osceola Street).  Vengan a compartir sus historias de cómo estan resistiendo, nosotros les daremos una actualización de lo que hemos estado haciendo. Traigan una bebida o comida para compartir, también pueden trater instrumentos musicales y sus canciones favoristas. Toda la familia esta invitada.

La República de El Salvador grita fuerte y claro ¡Sí a la vida!

1 de abril del 2017

Desde Sudamérica hasta Canadá, las y los integrantes del Movimiento Mesoamericano contra el Modelo extractivo Minero (M4), enviamos un fraternal y fuerte abrazo, lleno de felicidad para el pueblo salvadoreño, quienes a través de diversas expresiones sociales, organizaciones y grupos de base, medios de comunicación, la iglesia, entre otros, han logrado un sueño que esperamos pronto también camine en toda la región Mesoamericana, de América Latina y de Norte América: La prohibición de la extracción Minera.

La incansable lucha del pueblo salvadoreño contra la explotación minera, y en particular contra la empresa canadiense Oceana Gold/Pacific Rim, finalmente fue considerada por el poder legislativo, quienes en Asamblea, definieron el Decreto Legislativo 639 que contiene la “Ley de Prohibición de Minería Metálica”. Este decreto se logra con una votación aplastante de 70 de 84 votos de las diputadas y los diputados, al igual que sucedió con la consulta realizada al pueblo salvadoreño en dónde más del 70% de la población apostó por proyectos de vida y no de muerte.

El pueblo de El Salvador es ya un referente para todas y todos nosotros, así como extendemos nuestro reconocimiento a un legislativo que trabaja para su gente y que ha evitado caer en las trampas de los mercaderes que saquean los minerales por todo el mundo. Nos sumamos a las voces quienes exhortan para que el presidente de la República, el “Profesor Salvador Sánchez Ceren” realice el procedimiento de sanción del decreto y quede instalado y se le de cumplimiento de forma inmediata.

La minería metálica es una actividad que ha mostrado ser altamente destructiva para los pueblos y sus ecosistemas, por lo que debiera ser prohibida en todo el mundo y El Salvador se vuelve ahora un ejemplo para el mundo.

Solicitamos que el gobierno salvadoreño haga lo conducente para que la empresa Oceana Gold/Pacific Rim finiquite la sentencia en su contra emitida por el CIADI en octubre del 2016, que corresponde al pago de 8 millones de dólares, más intereses, además de exhortar a que la empresa salga de El Salvador, al igual que su fundación “El Dorado” con la cual ha intentado, y continua realizando, acciones de coacción contra el pueblo salvadoreño.

Como Movimiento M4, reafirmamos nuestro compromiso de continuar esta lucha organizada contra del Modelo Extractivo Depredador, porque a partir de esta fecha histórica, se revitaliza nuestra convicción para seguir adelante.

Muchas felicidades al pueblo, a las organizaciones, a la iglesia, a los medios, a todos los sectores y al gobierno salvadoreño quienes dieron un trascendental paso de Lucha Por la Vida.

Movimiento Mesoamericano contra el Modelo extractivo Minero M4

Movimiento Mesoamericano contra el Modelo extractivo Minero -M4-

SOAW Press Release: Protest as Scandal-Ridden President of Honduras Meets with Members of U.S. Congress

Press Release: Protest as Scandal-Ridden President of Honduras Meets with Members of U.S. Congress PDF Print E-mail
For immediate release
March 21, 2017

Contact: Arturo Viscarra, 617-820-3008 arturo@soaw.org

Family members of the slain Honduran environmentalist and Indigenous leader, Berta Caceres, and other activists confront President of Honduras during meeting with Members of U.S. Congress
In wake of serious controversies, JOH asks U.S. Representatives for continued aid

For more photos and video of the protest in Cannon House Office Building, click here

Washington, DC – Protestors, including a sister and niece of the late Berta Caceres, blocked the door to the room where Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was meeting with members of the House Central America Caucus today. President Hernández’s meeting is at the invitation of Central America Caucus founder and co-chair Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA), and follows Rep. Torres response to Caceres’ family members declining their request that she cosponsor the HR 1299, the “Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act.” Caceres’ family members had sent Rep. Torres an open letter urging that she cosponsor HR 1299, citing ongoing murders and threats to social leaders and activists and the flawed investigation into Caceres’ murder. The bill would suspend U.S. support for Honduras’ security forces “until such time as human rights violations by Honduran security forces cease and their perpetrators are brought to justice.” Leaked court documents indicate that at least two of those indicted for Ms. Caceres’s murder received extensive U.S. military and intelligence training, including at the infamous School of the Americas.

“A government that fails to protect its citizens and whose security forces are implicated in attacks and killings of activists should not be receiving security funding and training from the U.S. government,” the family’s letter states.

President Hernandez’s visit to DC to meet with the Caucus also comes amidst controversy in Honduras over his intention to run for re-election. Under the Honduran constitution, presidents are limited to one term, but the Supreme Court is allowing Hernandez’s run in 2017. The Honduran Congress removed several Supreme Court judges in 2012 in a “technical coup,” however, after ruling a police reform law unconstitutional. Hernandez was the president of the Congress at the time.

Another scandal looms impicating Hernandez’s family, party, and cabinet in drug trafficking. A DEA informant and former member of the Cachiros cartel, Devis Leonel Rivera Maradiaga, testified in a New York court last week that he had discussed a bribery scheme with President Hernandez’s brother, Congressman Antonio “Tony” Hernández. The hearing was about former president Porfirio Lobo’s son, Fabio Porfirio Lobo, who plead guilty to trafficking drugs last year. Rivera Maradiaga has also testified that former President Lobo took bribes from the Cachiros, offering protection from authorities, and from extradition, in return. President Hernández is from the same political party, the National Party, as former president Lobo.

Rivera Maradiaga testified that he provided a recording of his meeting with Tony Hernández, in which Hernández requests a bribe, to the DEA. Rivera Maradiaga has also provided courtroom testimony that ties current Honduran Security Minister Julian Pacheco to the Cachiros cartel.

Ms. Caceres’s niece stated, “One of my questions to the U.S. government is why are we giving secuity aid to a corrupt government, a government that is protecting narco-traffickers?”. She also yelled to President Hernandez as he left the meeting amid heavy security, asking why he refuses to allow an international investigation into the murder of her aunt. She was ignored.

For more information: bertacaceres.org

Sources: The Guardian: Berta Caceres court papers show murder suspects’ links to U.S.-trained elite troops; InSight Crime: Another Day, Another Damning Testimony of Elites by Honduras Trafficker; AFP: Honduras vows fight against drug gangs after narco-chief testimon

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