Carrying cement block and mixing mortar by hand in 95 degree heat can be torture. Or, it can be a small offering of hope and solidarity to a family living in a one room wooden shack. Moving block after block, separating rock into piles of sand and gravel, I concentrated on the task at hand … Continue reading DJPC Members Honor Romero Through Habitat Build
Professor Tom Acker teaches Spanish at Mesa State College and spoke about his experience interviewing and advocating for H2A Range Workers and their rights in Colorado. During his presentation, he spoke of the importance of having an inside connection with former H2A range worker, Mr. Ignacio Alvarado, who had experienced working conditions and knew … Continue reading April Salon on H2A Range Workers: Highlights
By Tommy Timm When I was in Mexico recently, cab drivers and other service workers would volunteer that they had been in the U.S., often for several years before returning to Mexico. They would say they had picked corn in Iowa, harvested tobacco in North Carolina, picked blueberries in Maryland, done landscaping in California, worked … Continue reading Ending Immigrant Detention
DJPC SPRING POTLUCK SOCIAL Friday, April 30, 2010 6:30 – 8:30 PM at DJPC’s office located in the Denver Inner City Parish 1212 Mariposa Street, Denver See all your DJPC friends! Meet lots of new members! DJPC events are known to have great food! Hear brief updates on all DJPC activities! See DJPC’s new office … Continue reading Everyone welcome!
The 2010 DJPC Salon Discussion Series invites you to hear about the working conditions of Colorado range workers who are usually seasonal immigrants and efforts to change them. The speakers are Professor Tom Acker from Mesa State College, Mr. Ignacio Alvarado a former H2A range worker and Mr. Jacob Carpenter who is a video film … Continue reading April Salon- H2A Range Workers: Their Working Conditions and Efforts to Change Them
Irene Rodriguez, a journalist, showed a clip from the film “On the Line” that gave some background information on the SOA (School of the Americas) which included mentioning that hundreds of people have died at the hands of soldiers who were trained there. The demonstration at Fort Benning in November 2009 marked the 20th year … Continue reading March Salon on SOA demonstrations: Highlights
DJPC is co-sponsoring a commemoration of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, who was gunned down 30 years ago as he celebrated Catholic Mass. The memorial event will take place on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM at St. Dominic’s Church, 29th & Federal Blvd., Denver. romero flyer english
On February 27, 2010, a massive earthquake of 8.8 magnitude devastated the Maule Region in the center of Chile. To date the government’s official figures state that there are 500 dead, although the toll is presumably over 700, with hundreds still missing. A subsequent tsunami contributed further damage to Chile, with economic damage projected … Continue reading Colorado Helping Chile