The DuPage Peace through Justice
Coalition invites you to...
Recent and Upcoming Just Views Programs
Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:20 pm: Next Steps: Rallying For Fair Trade
In June, Congress voted by
a thin margin to give President Obama Fast-Track negotiating authority to
speed up new trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The
secretive TPP deal involves 12 countries and nearly 40% of the global
economy. We did a related Just Views program in 2014 about efforts to seek
greater transparency and accountability in negotiating the trade agreements.
In 2015, many of us have lobbied our legislators to protest Fast-Track
legislation in solidarity with environmental, labor, and other groups.
Meanwhile other individuals and groups such as Chambers of Commerce, many
multinational corporations, and the Association of Manufacturers lobbied for
Fast-Track and TPP as opportunities for “free trade”, exports, and job
creation. Tonight, we’ll view and discuss Democracy Now and other news clips
about what constitutes fair trade and discuss recent developments.
We are inviting environmental and labor activists from Illinois Fair Trade Campaign and other groups to join us for updates and strategy-making. We’ll discuss what can still be done to gain access to text of TPP, educate the public, and reform the TPP treaty before it’s established. We’ll also discuss what should be planned in terms of mass education, mobilization, work slow-downs, rallies, etc. We welcome audience participation and all points of view. Join us!
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:
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.