The DuPage Peace through Justice
Coalition invites you to...
Recent and Upcoming Just Views Programs
Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7:20 pm:
Sustainable Economic Growth
Join us for the film “GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth”. It questions unchecked economic growth and consumer spending. It asserts that addiction to unending growth is unsustainable in a world that has limits. We’re experiencing increasing levels of species extinctions, water shortages, hunger, oil and other resource depletion. The film examines cultural barriers that prevent us from reacting rationally to evidence that current levels of population and consumption are unsustainable. Pro-active “sustainable development” strategies must be developed that meet the needs of current and future generations.
Our current growth-centric system is dangerous for us, deadly for coming
generations. To overcome the looming threats, we can make personal changes
to go green, can promote larger institutional changes, and advocate for
environmentally-sensible policies. We'll discuss our belief systems and
action to take to modify our individual behavior and community policymaking
to promote desired sustainable outcomes. For trailer and more info, go to
We welcome active audience participation and all points of view.
Weather Cancellation Friday, January 9, 2015 at 7:20 pm: Mexico Drug War: Illegal Drug Trade and Violence
Violent Mexican drug cartels
are smuggling cocaine, heroin, and marijuana into the U.S. for our black
market. The U.S. media largely ignores the crisis just south of our border.
Drug-war related violence has resulted in the disappearance and murder of
hundreds of thousands of Mexicans (including drug cartel members, law
enforcement, government figures and policymakers, journalists, students,
community activists, and innocent bystanders); the violence has displaced
millions of people; Mexicans are 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 Mexico’s protests and
causes and solutions to the problems.
Members of the Hispanic Council of Chicago and Immigrant Solidarity DuPage will join us for discussion. We’ll discuss effectiveness of U.S. and Mexican government war on drugs, arms trafficking into Mexico from the U.S., potential impact of drug decriminalization, and more. We welcome active audience participation and all points of view. Join us to learn about the issues and advocate for human rights and democracy.
President Obama and Mexican President Pena Nieto are meeting in Washington
in early January 2015 to discuss concerns and ways to improve US-Mexican
relationship. As teasers, see article from ABC News Associated Press bureau
in Mexico highlighting corruption and impunity
and conservative US News and World Report article with different focus
. Come learn more and help organize for change! Si se puede. Yes we can.
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.