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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Professional Social Media Management In Denver

It started based on the simple premise of “What Are You Doing?” and “What’s On Your Mind?” and exploded into a worldwide phenomenon that continues to spread on a daily basis.

Were talking about Social Media, and unless you’ve been hiding at your vacation home on Neptune, you’ve heard about or been on one of these networks. Sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Linked In, Foursquare, Plaxo, MySpace, and hundreds of others have linked the world together and created communities for people to relax, interact, share, and gain insight.

Facebook alone is pushing 500 MILLION active users, currently. If Facebook were a country, its population would be the 3rd highest in the WORLD, outnumbering the United States.

Social Media Covers More Ground Than You Think

Many people label Social Media as the sites I listed above. However, social sites go further than just your Facebook and Twitter account. Social Networking sites also consists of:

– Blogs – Videos and Podcasting
– Customer Reviews
– Social Bookmarking Sites (Reddit, Digg, Delicious)
– Message Boards, Forums, Wikis

If a website provides the ability to socialize, it can be considered Social Media.

What is Social Media Management and Why Does Your Business Need It?

When the popularity of one medium grows and thrives, another one wanes and suffers. This is the case with many of the print mediums that used to effectively reach consumers. The big yellow books, mailers, newspaper fliers, even TV and radio commercials have lost the ability to speak to their audience because Social Media, search engines, and blogs enable the consumer to gather information on their own watch. This is a huge removal from the interruption-based ad campaigns of yesterday, where companies shouted their message at a mass audience, hoping to turn a small percentage of that audience into paying customers.

But the evolution of social networking sites has led to an evolution in the way businesses market to customers. Now, instead of investing large sums of money into advertisements the majority will never see, companies are redirecting those funds towards Social Media campaigns and building relationships with their customer base along the way.

At first, many people viewed sites like Twitter and Facebook as a waste of time (If you would’ve proposed a Facebook or Twitter-based marketing campaign three years ago, your colleagues would’ve had you committed). Now, it’s become mainstream. Companies realize this trend isn’t going to die off and they’re utilizing it to bridge the gap between themselves and their customers.

One obstacle that comes with efficient social networking use is the time required to learn a new skill set to get the most from your efforts. For many managers and owners, their plate is already full. So adding this task to the game plan simply doesn’t fit. Or, they may understand Social Media’s importance, but they may not know where to start.

This is where bringing in a Social Media Manager can be a tremendous asset. Instead of worrying about learning how to do everything right, you can allow your Manager to handle all the heavy lifting, thus freeing you up focus on your trade and provide exceptional customer service, as well as interact with your potential customer base and build that rapport that leads to future sales through the networks your Social Media Manager develops and nurtures.

Social Media allows you to take advantage of a hot trend that’s captivated the masses. With its overwhelming popularity, the potential to reach customers on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks far outweighs that of a costly Yellow Page or newspaper advertisement. Learn more about Social Media Management and how it can give your business a tremendous advantage over your competition!

If you are serious about growing your company’s social media footprint, please contact me today. – Denver Social Media Management Specialist, specializing in professional management of business social networks. Based out of Denver, Colorado. 1-866-971-2107

Social Media Tools Embraced By Stalkers

Social Media Tools Embraced By Stalkers
DENVER (CBS4)- The number of people with stalkers has doubled in the past three years. Experts say the alarming trend is due partly because of social media, and the constant need to check in, makes it easier for stalkers to keep track of their victims.
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