The DuPage Peace through Justice Coalition invites you to...
JUST VIEWS: a Free & Open
Monthly Video/ Discussion Program

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Friday of Each Month!

 

 

 

 Recent and Upcoming Just Views Programs


 

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:20 pm: Heralding a Renewable Energy-Driven Economy.

 

Our powerful film for tonight is entitled, “To the Ends of the Earth” because it shows the severe challenges faced by people living at "the frontiers of extreme oil and gas extraction" that drive their visions for our post-fossil fuel future. We see them and all of us, now at the end of the fossil fuel era, struggling and calling for human ingenuity to reorganize. Representatives of Food and Water Watch are bringing us this film and will serve as resources for our post-film discussion along with representatives of Occupy Naperville. We'll hear about the Off Fossil Fuels Campaign to stop dangerous projects such as pipelines and power plants. We'll discuss fracking bans and large-scale renewable energy generation enterprises – around the USA, including in Illinois. We'll analyze other processes underway for transitioning to 100% clean, renewable energy. And we'll consider slower- and lower-growth economic models to support planetary sustainability into the distant future. Join us! We welcome all points of view for civil exchange.

 

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:20 pm: The Business of Doing Good.

        Rescheduled from February due to weather cancellation.


Providing disaster relief, fighting poverty and promoting development in "Third World" countries have been key roles played by the USA and other "First World" countries of the West. Tonight's film examines how the global aid system has become a wide-ranging, multi-billion dollar constellation of enterprises – spanning US agricultural inputs, clean water facilities / sales, dam and other huge corporate construction contracts, bulk shipments of used apparel, international adoptions . . . . This probing documentary uses a case studies approach and is based on over 200 interviews in over 20 countries. Winner of dozens of international film festival honors, it reveals that results have been mixed, and in some cases catastrophic for recipient peoples. Some places in Africa are said to be "held captive by the donor community". Leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. Part of the fix is a shift to a partnering approach -- supporting people in disadvantaged areas to do for themselves. Following the viewing, the audience will critique and explore all of these issues with our invited experienced resource panelist, Paul LeFort. We'll also learn about some innovative domestic as well as international initiatives. Bring your inquiring mind and, if you choose, bring friends too.

 

Our timely issues programs are free and open to the public, no reservations required. Parking is free, too. Just Views shows great films about matters vital to social and economic justice on second Fridays monthly--year ‘round. View and then share views from different vantages with citizens attending and invited resource persons. Each night is a stimulating, informal, stand-alone program. Just Views Director is sociologist Stephanie Hughes 630/ 420-4233. Upcoming and past films are described at www.DuPagePeace.org--just click on Just Views. Also click on "New DPTJC Mail list" and take simple steps to receive email notices of future programs. Mark your calendars ahead now for the second Friday of every month, pass along these notices, and bring friends!
 

                  Save this Part for Year-Round Reference: 2nd Friday Nights are for Just Views!

Just Views programs start at 7:20 pm, are sponsored by the DuPage Peace through Justice Coalition and are held in Naperville IL at the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church at 1828 Old Naperville Road (formerly 4 S 535 Old Naperville Road – new address, same location).

       Directions: If coming from east or west on route I-88, exit at Naperville Road onto Freedom Drive.  Turn left (East) onto Diehl Road and continue across Naperville Road/Naper Blvd, and then turn left/north at the first street (Old Naperville Road). The Unitarian Church is down one block on your right.  Note:  For other route options and a map, see church website: www.dupageuuchurch.org . The church phone is 630/505-9408.

       Our timely issues programs are nonpartisan, open to the public, and free -- no reservations required. Parking is free, too. Just Views shows great films about matters vital to social and economic justice on the second Friday of each month throughout the year. View and then share views from different vantages with citizens attending and invited resource persons. Each night is a stimulating, informal, stand-alone program. Join the multilogue!

       To receive Just Views meeting notices via e-mail, join our new DuPage Peace Through Justice Group on www.meetup.com . You can also find meeting notices and sign up for our Yahoo group on our website at www.DuPagePeaceThroughJustice.org . Please mark your calendars ahead for the second Friday of every month, share these notices, and bring friends! Just Views Director is sociologist Stephanie Hughes 630/ 420-4233.
  Just Views Associate Director is Carol Tritschler 630/961-0106 Labor Donated -- Please Post -- No Expiration Date

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Assistance to people starting and running Just Views programs in their own areas is to be found at:

  http://www.DuPagePeaceThroughJustice.org/JVChronology.html
  http://www.DuPagePeaceThroughJustice.org/JVHistory&Commentary.html

Stephanie Downs HUGHES, Ph.D. Consulting Sociologist. UN Envoy. Directs
Just Views*, Diversity Dinners, Candles, and Innovations Associates.
916 Royal Blackheath Ct, Naperville IL 60563-2304 USA 630/420-4233
* Details at DuPagePeaceThroughJustice.org & HumanistsWestOfChicago.org and web search: Diversity Dinners, Servas, IL Ballot Integrity.

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