The DuPage Peace through Justice
Coalition invites you to...
Mark your calendars for the 2nd Friday of Each Month!
Recent and Upcoming Just Views Programs
Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:20 pm: Vs. Boilerplate Contracts that Strip Consumers' Rights
In the normal course of
purchasing appliances, computers and other products; signing up for travel,
communications, financial and other services; even when taking a new job or
entering a condo or retirement community, each of us frequently is in
jeopardy of losing one of our most fundamental legal rights: The right to
hold an accused wrong doer accountable before an impartial judge and jury.
Who knew! As tonight's film title conveys, Lost in the Fine Print of the
agreements we are expected to sign to "close deals" is a statement that,
translated from legalize, means: When you are harmed, you must bring your
case for arbitration to a private firm chosen by the corporation that drew
it up. The lengthy and obscure verbiage in such "forced arbitration clauses"
prohibits mounting both individual and class action suits in court. The
Supreme Court has issued a number of decisions upholding forced arbitration
that leaves no recourse for those harmed. And people can become shackled to
such contract terms unknowingly, sometimes by merely alighting on a website
Following the film, we'll discuss: the importance of reading terms and conditions when considering purchases and possibly opting out of arbitration; when arbitration could be helpful and when fighting it may be sensible and feasible; which companies you deal with have forced arbitration; how arbitration is being foisted on the unsuspecting; and what has and can be done through Executive Order, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Congress; and ways for us to advocate for policy changes. We hope that attorneys and arbiters will choose to join our eclectic participant group for this eye-opening program. The public and all points of view are welcome.
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.