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
June 2017 Dear faithful DJPC members, We’ve now survived the first four months of a nightmare: the Trump presidency. We’ve endured attacks on our education system, our healthcare, our immigrant communities. Perhaps a silver lining to the Trump presidency is the movement of a young, previously disillusioned and disaffected left. Formerly dormant activists are also … Continue reading A Brighter Future, Despite The Challenges. Continue Supporting Solidarity!
Great news today from Peru! The Supreme Court has acquitted Máxima Acuña, an indigenous woman and recent recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, for usurping land from Newmont Mining near Celendín, Peru. The struggle has been many years in the making. While Newmont and its partner in Peru, joint owners of Yanacocha, have held that … Continue reading Máxima Acuña and her family acquitted. Supreme court rules against Yanacocha owned by Colorado based Newmont Mining.
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
On Saturday April 22: Earth Day we joined the community standing for science and climate justice. Thank you all that made the March for Science possible. We will continue using science to show the devastating consequences of mineral extraction in our communities.
1 de abril del 2017 Desde Sudamérica hasta Canadá, las y los integrantes del Movimiento Mesoamericano contra el Modelo extractivo Minero (M4), enviamos un fraternal y fuerte abrazo, lleno de felicidad para el pueblo salvadoreño, quienes a través de diversas expresiones sociales, organizaciones y grupos de base, medios de comunicación, la iglesia, entre otros, han … Continue reading La República de El Salvador grita fuerte y claro ¡Sí a la vida!
Press Release: Protest as Scandal-Ridden President of Honduras Meets with Members of U.S. Congress For immediate release March 21, 2017 Contact: Arturo Viscarra, 617-820-3008 email@example.com Family members of the slain Honduran environmentalist and Indigenous leader, Berta Caceres, and other activists confront President of Honduras during meeting with Members of U.S. Congress In wake of serious … Continue reading SOAW Press Release: Protest as Scandal-Ridden President of Honduras Meets with Members of U.S. Congress