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JUST VIEWS: a Free & Open
Monthly Video/ Discussion Program

 

 

 

 

 Recent and Upcoming Just Views Programs

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 7:20 pm:  Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

This program begins with the documentary “We've got the power”. Becky Worley of ABC’s Good Morning America shows us ways to reduce burning fossil fuels like oil, coal, and natural gas with home and business renewable energy alternatives. On this upbeat, engrossing tour, Becky visits and talks to a wide range of people using electric or biomass-run vehicles, enjoying energy-efficient retrofitted commercial buildings or homes, and generating and storing electricity at wind or solar farms. We also learn about government contributions to clean energy production and are inspired to help turn the vision of a green economy into profitable reality for everyone! For more information, see http://wevegotthepower.com/

 

For informal discussion, we’ll have: Jeff Gahris,  executive committee member of the Sierra Club’s River Prairie Group, to share information about politics of energy in Illinois and nationally, sharing what he and wife Bonnie have done at home to reduce electrical consumption by 50% and other sustainable, enjoyable pursuits. Kelly Andereck, a Co-Director with Naperville For Clean Energy and Conservation (NCEC), architect, solar expert and principal at A Solar Studio, to talk with us about renewable energy opportunities and Naperville’s renewable energy initiatives. Michael Moats will also tell us about new Downers Grove home, which he and wife Lillian built in 2010, which included elements of: energy efficiency, geothermal heating, and photovoltaic roof panels.  Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington, environmental epidemiologist and engineer, and President of Environmental Health Research Associates (EHRA), will share insights into building the Green Buddha Life Bookstore and Sustainability Center, a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified building in Aurora which opened in June, and sustainable, health-friendly programs and services available and planned.  We encourage audience members to share what they’re doing to go green and discuss individual/business renewable energy and conservation issues (e.g., electric/hybrid cars, home energy audits, solar, wind, and more). We welcome active audience participation and all points of view.

 

Friday, August 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm:  Impact of Drone Strikes and Military Intervention


We’ll view documentary “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars” by director Robert Greenwald of Brave New Foundation.  This film investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad through more than 70 remarkable interviews including: a former American drone operator, Pakistani families mourning loved ones, investigative journalists, and top military officials warning against blowback from the loss of innocent life.  Join us to get insight into whether covert military actions in Pakistani tribal communities killed combatants or killed and injured civilians making new enemies for the American people.  See trailer at http://www.warcosts.com/.

In June, Voices for Creative Non-Violence http://vcnv.org/ led “On the Road to Ground the Drones”, an awareness and protest walk from Boeing Chicago HQ (which manufactures drones) to a new drone national guard command center in Battle Creek, Michigan.  For discussion, we’ll have Buddy Bell from Voices, who planned and participated in this and other Voices campaigns and has made trips to Afghanistan with Voices.  Come discuss public policy on drones, Middle East history/current events, and advocacy for diplomacy vs. military action (most recently in Iraq and Syria).  We welcome active audience participation and all points of view.  

 

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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