Our annual Awards Night, held in the autumn, honors an internationally known guest who speaker on Latin American human rights issues. This celebration honors individuals and/or 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 a dedicated DJPC volunteer .

This is a time when we celebrate what the DJPC has achieved over the previous year and honor the work of others outside of the organization, as well as an opportunity to gather and build community.

SAVE THE DATE: November 10th 2018

This year we are honoring the Association of Communities for Development and the Defense of Land and Natural Resources (ACODET) – Guatemala

Throughout the Americas and around the world, struggles to protect water are at the center of a global movement for environmental justice. ACODET has achieved this through popular education, community defense and direct action.  Defending the Earth against life-threatening systems of exploitation while building cross-border movements for justice, and  mounting fierce challenges to state and corporate power.

  • When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 6:00 – 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; $15.00 Students (with ID) and Seniors.
  • For more information you can call: 303-623-1463 or email djpc@denjustpeace.org

Past Global Justice and Peace Award Recipients:

2017: Mesa Nacional Frente a la Minería Metálica

2016: Otros Mundos – Chiapas

2015: Aviva Chomsky 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.

2013: The 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 to 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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