Mexican Environmental, Indigenous, and Social Justice Organization to Receive Human Rights Award

WEST HIGHLAND — On Saturday, October 29th, the Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC) will present its annual Global Justice & Peace Award 2016 to Otros Mundos, represented by Claudia Ramos at the Highlands United Methodist Church, 3131 Osceola St. Denver, at 7:00 pm.

DJPC has been advocating for justice and peace in Latin America for the over 35 years, promoting human rights, economic and environmental justice for the disadvantaged in Latin America. We support the struggle for environmental justice in many countries where extractive corporations have been displacing people from their homes and contaminating their lands. On Saturday we will celebrate our work together with our community of supporters.

Otros Mundos is a Chiapas (OMC), Mexico-based organization committed to the search for alternatives to the social, economic, political, and environmental crisis of contemporary capitalism. OMC works for gender equity and a world of just, diverse, and inclusive worlds where the possibilities of access to a decent life, justice, and peace are available for everyone. OMC works on issues of water, energy, dams, mining, climate change, forestry, women’s rights, and ecological debt. In particular, OMC allies with families, grassroots organizers, campesinos, indigenous organizations, and human rights organizations. To receive the award, Claudia Ramos Guillén will represent Otros Mundos. Ms. Ramos Guillén is an agroecologist working on forest management and against monoculture and plantation forestry. She accompanies the defense of land against extractivism, advocating for biodiversity and the struggle for alternative development rooted in the indigenous and peasant communities of Chiapas.

We will also be honoring Preston Enright with the John Proctor Member of the Year Award 2016. Preston was born in Philadelphia, where he attended a Quaker elementary school and lived subsequently in Omaha and Fort Collins, where he attended Colorado State. During a year off, he worked as a landscaper and met a veteran of the Salvadoran military who told Preston of the massacres and human rights violations of the US-backed regime. His interest in US empire had been awakened, and on his return to CSU, he saw a talk by Noam Chomsky, and things haven’t been the same since. He subsequently worked with the Committee for Peace and Justice in Latin America and went to Nicaragua on a cultural exchange with a Boulder-based solidarity group, “Los Pipitos.” He has continued travel in Latin America, and his politics has evolved to focus on grassroots media, including a YouTube channel called The Public Mind of Denver and a program of leftist lectures on Denver’s community access television station, working with David Barsamian of Alternative Radio. For fun, he rides his bike, hands out copies of Yes! Magazine, and volunteers his time representing DJPC at community fairs, tabling and meeting people to educate them about DJPC and the causes DJPC defends.

Music for the event will be provided by Olivia Blu, David Engelken, Lo Cornejo. Poems will be provided by Ismael Netzahuatlt. The emcee will be Jack Mudry of the local Denver jazz radio station KUVO. Jack is the host of KUVO’s La Nueva Voz.

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Ska Mexican Logger Wins Bronze Medal at 2016 Great American Beer Festival

DENVER — Ska Brewing’s Mexican Logger polished off another great summer season with a medal at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) this past weekend. Mexican Logger clinched the bronze medal in the International Style Pilsner Category at GABF 2016.

Last year, Ska’s Mexican-style lager rendition won a Silver medal in the same category.

“We always knew Mexican Logger was a crowd pleaser, but to have it win a medal two years in a row at the Great American Beer Festival is super exciting for us,” said Kristen Muraro, Marketing Director at Ska.

Originally brewed in 1999 and first enclosed in cans in 2011, the Mexican Logger has been our top seller every summer. To keep up with demand for Mexican Logger this year; Ska Brewing increased production of the beer by twenty percent and anticipates increasing it another twenty percent in 2017.  To answer the most frequently asked question, Mexican Logger will not be available year-round.

Mexican Logger offers a superhuman balance of sweet malt and mild bite. Crafted with fresh grains and Saaz hops, the Mexican Logger is a refreshing brew for warm weather days. At 5% ABV and 20 IBU’s this highly seasonable beer features a light to medium body and a clean, crisp finish.

Mexican Logger has just wrapped up its 17th thirst quenching summer to make way for its winter season sibling: Euphoria Winter Pale Ale. Look for Mexican Logger next spring in all of Ska’s regions of distribution, which are largely Colorado, Southern California, Chicago, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

About Ska Brewing
Based in Durango, Colorado, Ska Brewing was founded in 1995 and produces over a dozen award-winning beers.  Pioneers in the canned craft beer movement, Ska Brewing is known for an array of styles in 12 oz cans including Modus Hoperandi, Mexican Logger, Euphoria and Pinstripe.  For information (a lot of it), music, and a good time, visit Plug into the latest updates, beer releases and shenanigans at and

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