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.
ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT – October 29th 2016
DJPC Global Justice & Peace Award 2016:
Otros Mundos de Chiapas is committed 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.
- When: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 6:30 – 9:30 pm (Program will start at 7:00 PM)
- Where: DJPC Office at Highlands United Methodist Church, 3131 Osceola Street, Denver, CO 80212. Free parking is available in the church parking lot on the east side or on the street.
- Cost: $20.00 General Admission; $15 Seniors $10.00 Students. Tickets at the door.
- You can’t come in person, Watch Live
- There will be interpretation by the Colorado Language Cooperative.
Este año el receptor del Premio Anual Justicia y Paz Global de DJPC es Otros Mundos de Chiapas. La noche de premiación será el sábado 29 de Octubre del 2016.
Otros Mundos de Chiapas 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.
PAST AWARDS NIGHTS:
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|