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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8th, 2018 Media Contact: Rebeca Zúniga-Hamlin Tel.: 303-623-1463 / Cell: 720-606-1155 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Guatemalan Environmental, Indigenous, and Social Justice Organization to Receive Human Rights Award from Denver Justice and Peace Committee On Saturday, November 10th, the Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC) will present its annual Global Justice & Peace Award … Continue reading Guatemalan Environmental, Indigenous, and Social Justice Organization to Receive Human Rights Award from Denver Justice and Peace Committee
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.
By Lynn Holland, Board Member When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. – Presidential candidate Donald Trump, 2015 When Donald Trump announced his campaign for president in 2015, he referred to Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “bringing crime,” and promised he would build a … Continue reading In the Era of Trump, We Need the Human Rights Movement More Than Ever
By Lorena Gaibor, Board member Casa de Paz, just a few miles from the immigrant detention center in Aurora, provides housing, meals, visits and emotional support, access to phones and computers, and transportation to family members separated from each other during detention. These services are provided free of charge thanks to the volunteer services provided by people … Continue reading DJPC Supports Casa de Paz
How to Stop a Dam with Indigenous Resistance José Gómez from the Association of Communities for Development and the Defense of Land and Natural Resources will speak about their struggle to protect land and water, cultivate indigenous leadership, and build community power in the face of harmful corporate and state-led megadevelopment. Friday, November 9th 12:00 … Continue reading How to Stop a Dam with Indigenous Resistance
Delegation to Chiapas: Human Rights and Alternatives to Development Join our one week delegation to Chipas, Mexico. From November 27 through December 3, 2018. The delegation will start in San Cristobal de las Casas where you will have the opportunity to see firsthand anti-systemic alternatives to the neoliberal development model. Then you will travel to several … Continue reading Join the Delegation to Chiapas: November 27th – December 3rd 2018
Newmont Mining Shareholders Confronted by Protesters Posted by thenationreport Denver residents protest the Newmont Shareholders’ meeting at the Hilton Inverness Hotel on Wednesday. (all photos: The Nation Report) The Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC) has years of experience fighting the mining practices of Newmont Mining. So it wasn’t a surprise on Wednesday to see … Continue reading Newmont Mining Shareholders Confronted by Protesters. By thenationreport
In the current political climate with talk of building walls, heightened security, and fear, what does it mean to the lives of the people living at or near our southern border who exist in the shadows? Come and hear the experiences of students, community members, and professors from several universities in Denver who attended the … Continue reading April Forum: The SOA Watch Borderlands Encuentro and Experiences