Advocacy

The National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining – El Salvador to Receive Human Rights Award from the Denver Justice and Peace Committee

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2nd, 2017 Media Contact: Rebeca Zúniga-Hamlin Tel.: 303-623-1463 / Cell: 720-606-1155 Email: djpc@denjustpeace.org The National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining – El Salvador to Receive Human Rights Award from the Denver Justice and Peace Committee On Saturday November 4th, the Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC) will present its annual Global Justice… »

Awards Night: November 4th at 6:00pm

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

Join us on November 4th to honor the outstanding achievement of The National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining, a campesino-led movement in El Salvador. In March 2017, the Roundtable won an historic legislative victory by securing a prohibition against all metals mining in perpetuity. For a land-poor country with vulnerable water sources and a significant rural… »

“Defending Truth and Memory: The Path Towards Justice”

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

Altar for collective healing and in memory of people killed in Guatemala’s genocide. During the month of October we are remembering all the victims of the Guatemalan genocide. We have installed an Altar as part of the commemorations of the Day of the Dead. You can visit the altar at The Chicano Humanities and Arts… »

SAVE THE DATE: DJPC ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT NOVEMBER 4TH 2017

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

Please Join DJPC in Honoring: National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining – El Salvador DJPC’s Global Justice and Peace Award is offered to individuals and/or organizations for their contributions to social justice around the world. This year, the Award will be given to the National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining (Mesa Nacional Frente a la Minería Metálica)… »

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

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
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Join 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… »

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

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin

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… »

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

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
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… »

DJPC Stands in Solidarity with Maxima Acuña. February 2017.

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
Maxima with Robin and Rebeca LatinoEco Fest 2017

At Denver Justice and Peace Committee we learned earlier this week from Grufides, a human rights organization based in Peru, that Máxima Acuña Chaupe, winner of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize, and her husband Jaime Chaupe, were again victimized by personnel at the Yanacocha mine owned by Newmont Mining Corporation. Company’s security forces entered their… »

Journey to Chiapas: Accompaniment, Community, and Resistance

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
Chiapas 1030 presentation

Journey to Chiapas: Accompaniment, Community, and Resistance Jim Chaney, DJPC member of the year 1986 and University of Denver Students Victoria Watson-Nava and Amy Czulada will share their experiences during our Delegation to Chiapas. Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:30 p.m. after 11:00 a.m. mass Ten-Thirty Catholic Community 1100 Fillmore St Denver     Social Systems… »

Critical Assessment and Planning Retreat: January 28: 9:30 -3:30

By Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin
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You have all supported us over 35 years. Some for a few months, others for a number of years, and many for decades. Together we challenged Nestle, made Denver a sanctuary city for Central American refugees, been human shields in Guatemala’s peace process, observed democracy being build in El Salvador and Honduras, accompanied mining struggles… »

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