In honor of the earth that sustains us all, Happy Earth Hour! Time to unite to protect the planet! Every year since 2007, people all over the world have turned off their lights for one hour to draw attention to the impact of energy use on the planet. That hour is upon us! Today, Saturday, … Continue reading In honor of the earth that sustains us all, Happy Earth Hour!
March 24th marks 40 years since a right-wing death squad murdered now-Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero. In 1980, Romero was Archbishop of San Salvador and drew on liberation theology teachings to stand against the injustice and oppression of the military regime that governed his country. He was shot in the midst of a Mass, and no … Continue reading Romero’s murder at 40 years.
Reflections on COVID-19 By Isa Villalon These last weeks have created a shock wave that has shifted the course of most people’s lives. For me, it has been no different. After almost 7 months in Guatemala, I left in three hours. I had plans, deep friendships, community, responsibilities, loved ones, a house. I had my … Continue reading Reflections on COVID-19. By Isa Villalon
By Kendall McCormick In 2019, I spent about 3 weeks in Bolivia. My time there was cut short due to the political protest happening at the time. A part of me feels as if I still have unfinished business. Although I cannot be there physically, I can continue to learn about what is going on … Continue reading Rethinking a Sustainable Future – Lithium in Bolivia
Corona Reflections By Ruby Tedeschi I am writing this from my childhood room in my parents’ house in Colorado and reflecting on the tremendous ways in which this global pandemic is impacting people worldwide. If you live a life of privilege like I do, maybe the impact is that your life trajectory has changed slightly, … Continue reading Corona Reflections. By Ruby Tedeschi
We Stand with Máxima! On Friday, March 6, the Denver Justice and Peace Committee attended the Boulder International Film Festival (BIF) to co-sponsor the showing of the film Máxima. This was one of BIF’s “call to action” films, which give the audience a chance to engage in dialogue after the showing. DJPC director Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin … Continue reading We stand with Máxima!
We are pleased to be co-sponsoring the screening of MAXIMA at Boulder International Film Festival. You are invited to join us afterwards for a panel discussion with: Lara Johnson from EarthRights Internationals International, Heidi McIntosh from Earthjustice and Rebeca Zúniga-Hamlin from Denver Justice & Peace Committee … Continue reading MAXIMA screening at the Boulder International Film Festival. Friday, March 6th at 2:45 pm
Gun Violence Prevention and Migrant Justice in Mexico and Colorado How We Work Together The crisis in migration is driven by a combination of anti-migrant racism and the proliferation of guns and militarism from the United States. John Lindsay-Poland documents the legal and illegal flows of guns from the United States that are bringing devastating … Continue reading Spotlight On! Gun Violence prevention and Migrant Justice in Mexico and Colorado. March 3rd at 5:00pm
Come hear the social justice projects and stories of students from DU’s Latinx Social Work Certificate Program from their December 2019 visit to Chiapas, Mexico. DJPC will have a delegation travel to Chiapas, Mexico from June 14th to June 20th, 2020. If this trip is of interest to you, come learn more about the place … Continue reading Forum: Chiapas Encuentro. January 29th at 6:00pm
Visit us on Saturday, January 18th at the McNichols Building, were we will be among 60 non-profits participating in the Womxn;s March Impact Expo. from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. This year in addition to the March at 10:00 am, the day includes the Womxn’s March Denver IMPACT EXPO, co-sponsored by Denver Arts and Venues, … Continue reading Womxn’s March Impact Expo. Saturday, January 18th. 10:30 to 2:30..