Today, on the 12th anniversary of the 2009 coup in Honduras. Lucha para Honduras Libre and Denver Justice & Peace Committee want to thank you for your calls and emails to Congresswoman Diana DeGette who has taken the lead by being the first Colorado congressperson to sign the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act … Continue reading Phone Zap: To ask our representatives to co-sponsor Human Rights Bills for Honduras.
This month, we congratulate the people of Bolivia and Chile for the results in their recent elections! After a wave of coups and Right-wing victories that swept the hemisphere, these events potentially mark a turning point for Latin America. To realize their potential as turning points, we have to continue organizing and mobilizing, otherwise … Continue reading DJPC Statement on Bolivia’s and Chile’s Elections
Click here to read the Summer Newsletter 2020 Covid-19 in Latin America: New Challenges in the World’s Most Unequal Region. By Rafael R. Ioris. Board of Directors Member. FreeThem All. By Alice Garcia. DJPC Summer Intern. Take Action: Garifuna Land Defenders Forcibly Disappeared. By Brigitte Gynther from the SOA Watch Staff Collective.
By Rafael R. Ioris Finally confirming what many scientists had been saying for the last 20 or so years, a new global pandemic has brought the entire world to a halt in the last five months. The rapid spreading of a new form of coronavirus, called Covid-19, stalled global commercial chains among countries and forced … Continue reading Covid-19 in Latin America: New Challenges in the World’s Most Unequal Region
By Alice Garcia, summer intern at the DJPC Photo by Lynn Holland “It is no more or less than a concentration camp. It is a stain on our moral consciousness as a society. [Detention centers] need to be shut down.” — Human rights activist Isa Villalon Protestors have been camping outside … Continue reading Free Them All
Migrants’ rights organizations deliver petition with 2000+ signatures against the Asylum Cooperative Agreements (ACAs) Learn more and Take Action Leer en español Today, a broad coalition of Central and North American organizations delivered a petition to the U.S. Congress with more than 2000 signatures against the Asylum Cooperative Agreements (ACAs). The agreements, also known as … Continue reading Organizations deliver petition with 2000+ signatures against the Asylum Cooperative Agreements (ACAs)
Call for Nominations: 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 is aligned with DJPC’s mission. Send your nominations to: firstname.lastname@example.org by … Continue reading Call for Nominations for the Global Justice and Peace Award 2020. Due June 20th.
“Gun violence prevention and migrant justice in Mexico and Colorado. How we work together.” On March 3rd, 2020, John Lindsay-Poland did a presentation in Denver as part of the American Friends Service Committee – Colorado Spotlight On! program. If you missed it you are now able to watch the session here. The crisis in migration is … Continue reading Gun violence prevention and migrant justice in Mexico and Colorado. How we work together.
Statement by the DJPC on the Covid-19 Pandemic March 2020 To our DJPC supporters, this is an especially challenging time and our thoughts are with all of you as we shelter in our homes to limit the effects of Covid-19. We ask everyone to keep our health workers and all essential personnel in their thoughts … Continue reading Statement by the DJPC on the Covid-19 Pandemic. March 2020.
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