I wanted to send this message to thank you for your support to the Denver Justice and Peace Committee. Many of you attended our November 10th Awards Night, in which we honored the work of ACODET, the Guatemalan indigenous organization fighting to protect community land from megadam projects. Others accompanied us in our journey to … Continue reading Thank you! Help us continue our solidarity work.
Join the DJPC Holiday Pot-Luck Friday, December 7th at 6pm at 3245 Utica Street Denver, CO 80212. Share with an amazing group of activists and volunteers. We will be telling our stories of a year of actions, fundraising efforts, informative forums. We will also share our plans for the coming months and more updates!! Bring … Continue reading December 7th: Holiday Potluck – Convivio: 7 de Diciembre
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8th, 2018 Media Contact: Rebeca Zúniga-Hamlin Tel.: 303-623-1463 / Cell: 720-606-1155 Email: firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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
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
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
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