Global Justice and Peace Awards Night This year we are recognizing the outstanding achievement of ACODET (Association of Communities for Development and the Defense of Land and Natural Resources) is a grassroots coalition of indigenous communities spanning three departments in Guatemala’s rural Ixcán region. For over a decade, ACODET has successfully organized to halt the … Continue reading Global Justice and Peace Awards Night Saturday, November 10th 2018
Thank you Build for Peace volunteers! Thank you sponsors! You helped raise over $2,000 Dear friends On Saturday, August 25th a group of volunteers participated at the annual Build-for-peace at La Casita. To further our commitment to solidarity with working class, immigrant, Latinx, and grassroots movements. We at the Denver Justice & Peace Committee have … Continue reading Thank you Build for Peace volunteers! Thank you sponsors! You helped raise over $2,000
Dear DJPC Supporters, It’s been a heavy summer with the horrific “Zero Tolerance” policy of the Trump administration. The events of the past few weeks remind us of why our work in educating the public on human rights abuses is so important. Immigrants and refugees now flowing into the U.S. are the victims of government … Continue reading Building bridges has been my experience in the DJPC. The work of dispelling racism and injustice against Latinx and People of Color is very personal.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: BUILD FOR PEACE August 25th 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm Build for Peace (B4P ) is a day of service for a community organization, for years it has been a major fundraising effort for DJPC. Our goal is to get as many DJPC volunteers involved in raising funds by requesting … Continue reading CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: BUILD FOR PEACE 2018
Colfax Marathon – May 19th and 20th 2018 This coming weekend a team of DJPC folks will be running for peace. For the second year in a row, we will run/walk the BellcoColfax 5K which is the kick off of Denver’s Colfax Marathon weekend. Two of our runners, will be doing a Half Marathon and … Continue reading Spring is here and we run for peace in the Colfax Marathon weekend
Call for Nominations for the Global Justice & Peace Award Due date for nominations: May 15th 2018 Vidalina Morales leader of The National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining in El Salvador receiving the 2017 Global Justice and Peace Award. This award is given at the Denver Justice and Peace Committee’s Awards Night. The Global Justice and … Continue reading Call for Nominations Global Justice & Peace Award Due date: May 15th 2018
December 2017 Sisters and Brothers: This was my first full-year as a board member of the Denver Justice & Peace Committee. I wasn’t sure what that would entail or how I might be helpful, but I was honored that Jerry Stookey and Rebeca Zúniga-Hamlin encouraged me to join, and I’m so glad I did. It’s … Continue reading This note can only begin to give a glimpse of the solidarity and nonviolent activism that the DJPC took part in during the past year.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2nd, 2017 Media Contact: Rebeca Zúniga-Hamlin Tel.: 303-623-1463 / Cell: 720-606-1155 Email: firstname.lastname@example.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 … Continue reading The National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining – El Salvador to Receive Human Rights Award from the Denver Justice and Peace Committee
2018 John Proctor Member of the Year: Sister Betty Voss Sister Betty Voss, a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, has devoted herself to the cause of social justice throughout her life. She has taught at both the elementary and college levels in Illinois, Iowa, and Tennessee, and taught in a bilingual school … Continue reading 2018 John Proctor Member of the Year: Sister Betty Voss
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 … Continue reading Awards Night: November 4th at 6:00pm