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Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission Needs Your Help as We Close Out the Year

Dear friends of PPJPC
As this year comes quickly to a close, we take this time to express our deep thanks and gratitude to you. This was our 41st year, and we focused on activating activism in our community.  Your commitment to the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission this past year supported our programs and communications vehicles to bring information about peace and justice and social/economic justice to our community. Please take a moment as we revisit actions of this past year that you helped make possible.
 

     

  • The 2019 MLK breakfast held at Colorado College welcomed a sell-out crowd and featured a remote audio broadcast. This event, started by PPJPC and NAACP in 2010 with 100 attendees, has grown to over 500. This citywide event and march supports peace education for children.
  • The 2019 Peace Camp at Hillside Neighborhood once again taught children skills of empathy, non-violent / compassionate communication and action for themselves, family and world.
  • Our 41st Anniversary printed edition of Active for Justice (AFJ) featured interviews with many of the founders of PPJPC. We are grateful for these founders.
  • The PPJPC e-Weekly is sent to over 1,500 subscribers with information and educational opportunities. The e-Weekly is a go to resource for other organizations who share our mission.
  • Social and Economic Justice – Urban Experience continues as a prime educational tool on the plight of the poor and homeless of our community as we seek systemic change. One seminar featured organizations addressing the housing and services provided to the poor and homeless and attendees discussed gaps and needed next steps.
  • PPJPC received a grant to support the Springs Echo, a street  newspaper featuring interviews, writings, articles and resources about and for people experiencing homelessness.
  • PPJPC created a pilot program called L.E.A.D. Excellence Academy to disrupt the cradle to prison pipeline. Students who are kicked out of public schools due to criminal charges or judicial offenses have no educational recourse. In the first class, 10 students were successfully enrolled and completed education goals, non-violent and restorative justice skills and received a second chance to advance core competency. PPJPC is seeking funds to continue the school.
  • PPJPC participates with Studio 809 for podcasts addressing peace and justice issues. Visit http://studio808radio.com.
One of our supporters said PPJPC tackles things no one else addresses. During this period of giving, we ask you to consider a donation to the PPJPC to continue our work.  Please consider the following:
  • Send your check directly to: PPJPC, PO Box 2115, Colorado Springs 80901.
  • Make a donation of PPJPC through the IndyGive Campaign. Matching donations will double your gifts.  Visit: www.Indygive.com/Peace
  • Purchase “Peaceful Joe”, a coffee blend developed by PPJPC, at special event locations. Buy them for home, the office, and as gifts. Your purchase benefits the PPJPC.
  • Watch for and attend special events during the IndyGive Period.
Thanks for considering us as we strive for a peaceful 2020 and beyond,

Your PPJPC Board

 
                                           

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