The DuPage Peace through Justice
Coalition invites you to...
Recent and Upcoming Just Views Programs
Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:20 pm: U.S. Mexico War on Drugs
Violent drug cartels are
smuggling cocaine, heroin, and marijuana into the U.S. for our black market.
The U.S. government is funding and training the repressive Mexican military
and police and enforcing oppressive economic policies. Our media largely
ignores the crisis south of our border and blowback in U.S. Drug-war related
violence has resulted in the disappearance and/or murder of hundreds of
thousands of Mexicans (including drug cartel members, law enforcement,
government figures and policymakers, journalists, students, community
activists, and innocent bystanders); Mexicans have been taking to the
streets in massive protests to end human rights abuses, violence, and
corruption. Tonight, we’ll view and discuss Democracy Now and other news
clips about protests in Mexico and in U.S. and explore causes and solutions.
Members of the Hispanic Council of Chicago and Immigrant Solidarity DuPage will join us for discussion. A caravan was launched in the U.S. by parents and colleagues of 43 students missing for six months from Ayotzinapa teachers’ college in Guerrero Mexico. The Caravana43 is calling for justice and accountability and shedding light on the connection between US foreign policy, militarization, and violence in Mexico and U.S. From April 3-6, crowds of Mexican caravan members and their supporters are rallying in Chicago (see http://www.caravana43.com/). For added policy info, go to http://inthesetimes.com/article/17782/when-the-war-on-drugs-in-mexico-comes-back-home-to-the-u.s. We welcome active audience participation and all points of view. Join us to learn about the issues and advocate for human rights and democracy.
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.