Our annual Awards Night, held in late autumn, honors an internationally known guest who speaks on Latin American human rights issues. This celebration honors individuals and groups for their outstanding work in promoting justice and peace as well as a commitment to the mission of DJPC through the distribution of our Global Justice and Peace Award and our “John Proctor” Award, which goes to an outstanding DJPC volunteer.


Global Justice and Peace Award to the National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining – El Salvador

This year we are recognizing the outstanding achievement of The National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining (Mesa Nacional Frente a la Minería Metálica), a campesino-led movement in El Salvador. In March 2017, the Roundtable won a historic legislative victory by securing a prohibition against all metals mining in perpetuity. For a land-poor country with vulnerable water sources and significant rural population that would be displaced by mining, this was an unexpected and unprecedented accomplishment. To relate the story of the movement and the details of the legislation, our guest speaker is Ms. Vidalina Morales leader in the National Roundtable.

  • 6:00 – 7:00 Reception and Silent Auction
  • 7:00 pm Program Starts
  • $20 Suggested Donation (no one turned away)
  • Interpretation will be provided
  • Family Friendly
  • Highlands United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall (3131 Osceola Street, Denver. CO 80212)

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 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. In her early years in Colorado she took leadership in the Ecumenical Women’s Committee and received the Trish Dunn award for fostering ecumenicism. Through the “Nuns on the Bus” campaign, she joined the effort to increase voter participation among low income populations.Through her participation on the MineWatch committee, she has actively sought an end to mining pollution in Latin America and elsewhere. Her years of involvement in the DJPC and dedication to the cause of human rights have been invaluable.

2016 DJPC ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT was held on October 29th

2016 Global Justice & Peace Award was awarded to  Otros Mundos de Chiapas for its commitment to the search for alternatives to the social, economic, political and environmental crisis that we face in the current system of capitalist domination. In the struggle for the defense of the land, territories, and alternative strategies of development. They work to strengthen the resistance and articulation of the Mesoamerican movement of those affected by dams and mining. An example of their continued effort is their unwavering commitment to the struggle of Berta Caceres and COPINH in Honduras. To learn more about Otros Mundos AC Chiapas click here

Otros Mundos ChiapasEl 29 de Octubre del 2016 se le otorgó el Premio Anual Justicia y Paz Global de DJPC a Otros Mundos de Chiapas quien se ha destacado por la búsqueda de alternativas a la crisis social, económica, política y medioambiental que atravesamos en el actual sistema de dominación capitalista. En su lucha por la defensa de la Tierra y el Territorio y los Alter Natos trabajan para fortalecer la resitencia y el proceso de articulación del movimiento mesoamericano de afectados por las represas y la mineria. Un ejemplo de su continua labor ha sido su compromiso incondicional con la lucha encabezada por Berta Cácers y el COPINH en Honduras. Para aprender mas sobre Otros Mundos AC Chiapas haga click aquí


In 2015, Professor Aviva Chomsky received the Global Justice and Peace Award.

Aviva Chomsky is Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies at Salem State University, Massachusetts. Author and Activist on many Latin American issues, including mining and immigration.

In 2013 Global Justice and Peace Award went to Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala – NISGUA,  links people in the U.S. and Guatemala in the grassroots global struggle for justice, human dignity, and respect for the Earth. Formed at the height of Guatemala’s war in 1981, NISGUA’s network today is comprised of thousands of people across the U.S. who demand justice for genocidal crimes of the past, push to change current U.S. policies, challenge corporate-led development in Guatemala, and advocate for grassroots alternatives.  

 2012 Awards Night Video 
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