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!
On August 13th we asked you to go out for a meal at Fire on the Mountain to raise funds to support our work promoting Human Rights and Environmental Justice and continue our our solidarity work with the peoples of Latin America. Thank you! You help us raise $850! You supported a local Denver restaurant … Continue reading Thank you! You help us raise $850!
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.
Thank you for your pledges to Build-for-peace, our volunteer were able to set up the GrowHaus block party at the same time they learned about food distribution through a weekly food box program and market; food education for people of all ages and backgrounds around nutrition, gardening, cooking, and other essential skills for building healthy … Continue reading Thank you for donating for Build for Peace. We raised over $1000 to continue our work in solidarity with the Peoples of Latin America and the United States.
Call for Nominations Global Justice & Peace Award: Due date for nominations: June 3rd 2019 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 … Continue reading Call for Nominations Global Justice & Peace Award: Due date for nominations: June 3rd 2019
I wanted to send this message to thank you for your support to the Denver Justice and Peace Committee. Many of you attended our November 10th Awards Night, in which we honored the work of ACODET, the Guatemalan indigenous organization fighting to protect community land from megadam projects. Others accompanied us in our journey to … Continue reading Thank you! Help us continue our solidarity work.
Three opportunities to meet José Gómez, Maya Mam activist and coordinator of Association of Communities for Development and the Defense of Land and Natural Resources (ACODET) in Guatemala, who is visiting Denver and Boulder to receive our Global Justice & Peace Award 2018. José will will discuss the importance of indigenous organizing, grassroots exchange, and … Continue reading Three opportunities to learn how to stop a dam with indigenous resistance.
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