December 2019 Dear Friends, This year DJPC celebrated 40 years of resistance! As the newest board member I was drawn to serve in this role due to DJPC’s mission of creating solidarity through education, direct action, travel delegations, and community building. I continue learning and feeling inspired by the community that makes DJPC a reality. … Continue reading A message for Natasha Kerr our newest board member: Wishing you and your loved ones a happy New Year!
DJPC and SOA Watch must exist in order to create the change we want. By Josephine Brady. “The SOA Watch30th Commemoration happened this past weekend (November 16 -18) in Columbus, Georgia, in front of the gates of Fort Benning where the School of the Americas (SOA, now called WHINSEC) still exists and operates today. My … Continue reading DJPC and SOA Watch must exist in order to create the change we want. By Josephine Brady.
Celebrate with us 40 years of international solidarity! and Awards Night on October 12th at 6pm. Come an learn about the current struggles in Brazil from Jean Wyllys who will be receiving this years Justice and Peace Award. Music by Francisco Marques and his group. Bring a friend, share a dish.
This year we are honoring congressman Jean Wyllys de Matos Santos. Wyllys became a leader of human rights and gay rights struggles in Brazil through an unusual path. He won the Brazilian version of Big Brother, and he turned that victory into a political statement for LGBTQ rights. In Congress, he became a nemesis to … Continue reading Save the Date: October 12th 2019. Annual Global Justice and Peace Awards Night.
Todd Miller has traveled from Honduras to the Philippines to Paris to the U.S. Mexico borderlands to connect the dots between the changing climate, displacement, and a world of more and more border enforcement. He will share stories from those journeys, discuss how those dynamics are shaping life in the 21st century, and explore alternatives. … Continue reading Forum on September 25th: “Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security”
Words matter. At the DJPC, we are both saddened and disturbed by the recent mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso. In El Paso, the shooter had issued a racist and anti-immigrant manifesto, referring specifically to Hispanic and Latino communities as a threat to the future of the country. In fact, extremist-related killings in the … Continue reading Words Matter: We will continue our efforts to shed the light on the root causes of migration, and work together towards healing and prevention of such incidents in the future.
Throughout the world, open-pit and other high-tech mining technologies are producing chemical waste that contaminates water supplies, degrades the natural environment, and destroys the possibility of farming and fishing for a living. Deforestation and the use of dynamite obliterate old growth forests and the ecosystems they support and ultimately undermine the means of subsistence and … Continue reading Our Statement on the Day of Action Against Open-Pit Mining
March with DJPC in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MARADE. Join the movement celebrating the legacy of nonviolent civil disobedience of Martin Luther King Jr. DJPC folks will meet on the southeast corner of 16th and Esplanade at 10:30 AM. We’ll be going down Esplanade St. to Colfax Ave., and ending at Civic … Continue reading March with DJPC in the MLK MARADE: Monday: January 21st 2019 10:30 am
Join the DJPC Holiday Pot-Luck on Friday, December 15th at 6pm. Come and share your stories of how you made our solidarity work possible this year, our Forums, marching the MLK Parade, running the Colfax 5K, joining the world in the Day of Action Against Open Pit Mines, our annual Build for Peace at La … Continue reading Holiday Pot-Luck – Convivio de fin de año