Education Activities

Salon Series Discussions

A monthly event features informative, interactive and stimulating discussions among people who are concerned about peace and justice in the world today. Our series began with an exploration of the framework Transitional Justice affords societies moving forward from a history of violence and genocide to a future of justice.

Upcoming Salons: May 19th at 7:00 PM:

On April 21st: The Social Psychology of “Us vs Them” Climate Change Messages a conversation with Maria Talero

This was an interactive mini-workshop on key lessons from social psychology that apply both to the climate crisis and the struggle for social justice. The punchline: we are deeply prone to “us vs them” thinking and other cognitive biases, and we selectively ‘filter’ information in a way that conforms to our worldview, making us less effective messengers to others who do not share our perspective. Come learn how to jump-start new strategies for effectively communicating the urgency of social change and climate justice.

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Part 2



La Psicología Social de “Nosotros vrs Ellos” El Mensaje del Cambio Climático una conversación con Maria Talero.

Este fue un pequeño taller interactivo sobre las lecciones principales que la psicología social que implementa ambos la crisis climática y la lucha por la justicia social. La frase clave es que: estamos profundamente propensos a pensar en “nosotros vrs ellos” y otros prejuicios intelectuales, y “filtramos’ selectivamente información de manera que se conforma con nuestra visión del mudo, lo que nos hace menos efectivos al transmitir nuestros mensajes a otros quienes no comparten nuestra perspectiva. Venga y aprenda como iniciar nuevas estrategias para comunicar efectivamente la urgencia del cambio social y la justicia climático.

To watch the salon on Climate Courage: Facing the crisis without going crazy. January 2014:


On March 17th: Honoring immigrants from the past… “To have a better life”

Reconociendo a los inmigrantes del pasado… “una mejor vida”

Aqui estamos y no nos vamosOn March 17 we had an inspiring group of students from the 5th grade of McGlone Elementary in Denver tell us about how they learned about their own history of migration to the US after they interviewed their mothers and fathers about their journey to the United States.

El 17 de Marzo escuchamos a estudiantes del 5to grado de la Escuela Elemental McGlone en Denver quienes nos contaron como aprendieron sus propias historias de migracion a los Estados Unidos al entrevistar a sus madres y padres sobre su viaje a los Estados Unidos.

You can listen to the podcast of the students interviewing their parents on the Soundcloud/Puede escuchar el podcast de los estudiantes entrevistando a sus padres en el Soundcloud:

Watch the students producing their podcast/ Vean a los estudiantes produciendo el podcast:

On February 18th: Zika in Central America a public health problem and a feminist challenge.

A conversation about Zika with Maria Hamlin Zúniga a Public Health Specialist with 48 years of experience in Central America, living and working in Guatemala y Nicaragua in Comprehensive Community health programs. Founding member of the Regional Committee for Community Health in Mesoamerica and the People’s Health Movement in Latin America and globally.

El Zika un problema de Salud Publica en Centro America y un reto para las feministas.

Maria Hamlin ZunigaConversando sobre Zika con Maria Hamlin Zúniga, activista de salud comunitaria con 48 años de experiencia en Centro América. Miembro fundadora del Comité Regional de Promoción de Salud Comunitaria en Mesoamerica y el Movimiento de Salud para los Pueblos en America Latina y globalmente.




On January 21st 2016: Colorado Sin Fronteras Unidos por Mexico.

Solidaridad con el pueblo de Ayotzinapa:conversando con Ismael Netzahualt.

 Fall 2015 Salon Series:

“Struggles for Justice through Guatemalan Social Movements” a conversation with Juan de Dios Garcia.

The Association for the Integral Development of Victims of the Violence in Verapaces, Maya Achí (ADIVIMA) has been at the forefront of representing the families of the Maya Achí peoples, survivors of genocide and grave violations of human rights during the civil war. To repair the fabric of society, ADIVIMA promotes actions to ensure the Guatemalan State guarantees access to justice and reparations to the families of survivors.


“Struggles for Justice: From Guatemala to Ayotzinapa”

As Guatemala´s fist female Attorney General, Dr. Paz y Paz Bailey prosecuted organized criminals and perpetrators of mass human rights abuses despite threats to her own safety. She was a 2013 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.



Global Solutions to Violence Curriculum

In 2003, DJPC introduced Global Solutions to Violence (GSTV) a program  to teach students in local high schools and youth programs about issues related to peacemaking, nonviolence and globalization. The program curriculum explores conflict, thus creating the potential for a paradigm shift away from physical and economic violence. While DJPC no longer directly offers GSTV, we want to make the curriculum available to as many teachers and students as possible. Lesson plans can be accessed online and include printer friendly versions. Resources are presented in each lesson and an additional resource list is also offered. The lessons are available at no charge, however, we do hope that you will make a donation for the value received. Donations may be made to “DJPC Education Fund” and will be gratefully appreciated.

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