Press Contact: Yesenia Portillo, +011 503 7550 2965, firstname.lastname@example.org On December 18, International Day of the Migrant, DJPC joined over thirty human rights, religious, solidarity and service organizations throughout Central America and the United States to denounce the pending implementation of an Asylum Cooperative Agreement (ACA) between the United States and El … Continue reading Implementation of Asylum Agreement Violates Human Rights of Migrants
The Denver Justice & Peace Committee (DJPC) stands in solidarity with the six racial justice organizers who were arrested on September 17. Over the summer, these organizers sought to hold the Aurora police department accountable for the killing of Elijah McClain by holding marches and demonstrations. Some thirty charges have been made against them, ranging … Continue reading We stand united against this attack on civil liberties and the ongoing movement for Black Lives.
We support those who seek systemic change in conditions that contribute to injustice and violence in the Americas and the Global South. Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC) stands in solidarity with those protesting, resisting, and organizing against racism and its expression in violence against African Americans and all people of color. Eight minutes and … Continue reading We support those who seek systemic change in conditions that contribute to injustice and violence in the Americas and the Global South.
Words matter. At the DJPC, we are both saddened and disturbed by the recent mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso. In El Paso, the shooter had issued a racist and anti-immigrant manifesto, referring specifically to Hispanic and Latino communities as a threat to the future of the country. In fact, extremist-related killings in the … Continue reading Words Matter: We will continue our efforts to shed the light on the root causes of migration, and work together towards healing and prevention of such incidents in the future.
The Trump Administration’s zero tolerance policy on immigration refers to the inhumane strategy to crackdown on immigration and deter refugees from crossing the US/Mexico border. We use the word “refugee” here intentionally to emphasize the grave country conditions from which people are fleeing despite the lack of an official designation by the United Nations High … Continue reading Statement on Zero Tolerance Policy June 2018
Urgent Notice from the DJPC: You can make a difference! Honduras is currently in danger of returning to the era of authoritarian rule that prevailed in the 1980s. In response to a highly suspect presidential election in November, mass protest has erupted throughout much of the country. As the government has moved to crack down … Continue reading Urgent Notice from the DJPC: You can make a difference!
On Saturday, July 22, Global Day of Action Against Open-Pit Mining, citizens around the world took action to raise awareness of the devastating social and environmental impacts posed by open pit mining. In Denver, the Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC) together with 350 Colorado, Climate Courage Education and Organization and Food and Water Watch … Continue reading Global Day of Action Against Open-Pit Mining
To sign the petition go to: https://action.groundswell-mvmt.org/petitions/jeanette-s-family-needs-her To: Director Jeffrey Lynch Jeanette’s Family Needs Her Why is this important? Jeanette Vizguerra, a Colorado community leader and mother, is facing deportation. Jeanette has led the fight against her own deportation since 2009, part of her secret to success is her die hard community. She needs it … Continue reading Petition to keep Jeanette her in Colorado with her family
Monday, January 23rd at Noon: Join us as we rally outside Senator Bennet’s office. 1127 Sherman Street. Denver. Colorado. Trump has selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the EPA. His nomination, if approved by the Senate, will prove to be a disaster for the health of our environment, and the future of our … Continue reading Stop Pruitt: Keep Climate Deniers Out of the EPA!
DJPC sisters and brothers: Yesterday, September 18th, at around 9.30 a.m. local time, “people hired by mining firm Yanacocha illegally broke into the property and started damaging the lot with various tools,” said Ysidora Chaupe, daughter of Acuña and Jaime Chaupe. Click on the link to read the full article. http://www.yestolifenotomining.org/peru-maxima-acuna-and-partner-attacked-by-mining-firms-guards/ Lea el articulo sobre … Continue reading Tell Newmont: drop your lawsuit against Máxima!