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.
DENVER, JUSTICE & PEACE COMMITTEE’S 2010 ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT
Honoring GRUFIDES with the 2010 Global Justice and Peace Award
This year, the 2010 Global Justice and Peace Award will go to GRUFIDES, El Grupo de Formación e Intervención para el Desarrollo Sostenible, a grassroots organization based in Cajamarca, Peru that promotes sustainable development through the environmental conservation of natural resources with a particular focus on respecting human rights. Former executive director of GRUFIDES Mirtha Vásquez will serve as the keynote speaker and receive the award on behalf of the organization.
GRUFIDES’ continuous struggle for justice stems from the mining practices of Colorado’s Newmont Mining Corp., whose local operations at the Yanacocha mine have had negative environmental and social impacts on the community of Cajamarca. For more information on GRUFIDES, please visit: www.grufides.org.
When: Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 7pm
Where: First Mennonite Church located at 430 W. 9th Ave, Denver, Co 80204. Free parking is available in the church parking lot on the west side or on the street.
Cost: $15.00 General Admission; $10.00 Students (with ID) and Seniors
For Tickets: Call 303-623-1463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
**Two days prior to Awards Night, DJPC and the Denver Film Society will premiere a screening of the documentary The Devil Operation featuring GRUFIDES on Thursday, October 21st, 2010, at 7 pm at the Starz Film Center located at 900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO, 80204.
PAST AWARDS NIGHTS: 2007/2008
View 2007 “DJPC In Action” Video Here (shown at 2007 Awards Night)