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 … Continue reading Call for Nominations Global Peace & Justice Award. Due date 5/15/2017
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 … Continue reading Forum: Youth Perspectives of Border Militarization. A Report Back from SOA Watch Convergence
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 … Continue reading DJPC Stands in Solidarity with Maxima Acuña. February 2017.
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 … Continue reading Journey to Chiapas: Accompaniment, Community, and Resistance
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 … Continue reading Critical Assessment and Planning Retreat: January 28: 9:30 -3:30
November 30th 2016 Dear DJPC Supporters, As we near the end of 2016, DJPC is more important than ever. When the US engaged in interventionist support to dictators in 1980s Central America, DJPC was here. When the US pushed neoliberal economic restructuring on 1990s Latin America, DJPC was here. When the US engaged in neo-imperial … Continue reading We are strong because of you, your financial support makes all this work possible.
These Letters to the Editor are published in the October edition of Greater Park Hill News (Denver). Please bring these items to the attention of Reps. DeGette, Perlmutterer, and Polis. Letters to the Editor October 1, 2016 · by newspaper537 · in Uncategorized Some Background On TPP Dave Felice’s September City Matters column about Flobots … Continue reading Some Background On TPP by Harriet Mullaney
ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT – October 29th 2016 DJPC Global Justice & Peace Award 2016: We have the honor to announce that the recipient for this year’s Global Justice & Peace Award is Otros Mundos de Chiapas. Otros Mundos de Chiapas is committed to the search for alternatives to the social, economic, political and environmental crisis … Continue reading Save the date: October 29th 2016. Global Justice & Peace Award
Thank you to Rick Clifford, DJPC member of the year 2013, who was interviewed on Friday July 22 by KGNU’s Hannah Lee Myers about the dangers of open pit mining, especially in Latin American countries which often have lax regulations and corrupt elected politicians on the mining company’s bankroll. Go to MINUTE 10 at the … Continue reading DJPC member, Rick Clifford, on KGNU speaks against open pit mines
ACTION ALERT FROM DJPC’S ADVOCACY COMMITTEE! Getting down to the wire! Say “NO” to Fast Track for the TPP~NOW! A bill to revive Fast Track — the legislation to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through Congress — could be introduced very soon. At the moment, Senator Ron Wyden has the ability to decide the … Continue reading Say NO to TPP!