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

 

 

 

 

 Recent and Upcoming Just Views Programs

  Friday, August 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm:  Impact of Drones


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/.

Joining us for discussion, we’ll have: Buddy Bell from Voices for Creative Non-Violence http://vcnv.org/, who planned and participated in the June “On the Road to Ground the Drones” awareness and protest walk (from Boeing drone manufacturer’s Chicago HQ to a new drone national guard command center in Battle Creek, Michigan) and visited Afghanistan with Voices; and Molly McQueen, Chicago Peacebuilding Program Assistant with American Friends Service Committee http://afsc.org/, who works on "Drones 101" campaign and other educational/advocacy projects. Come discuss public policy on drones, drone use for “civilian” and commercial purposes, and military use of drones (especially in Middle East).  We welcome active audience participation and all points of view. 

 

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:20 pm:  Challenging Economic Inequality and Money In Politics


Tonight we’ll watch two recent inspiring segments of Moyers and Company. In “What the 1% Don’t Want Us to Know”, Bill Moyers talks with economist and columnist Paul Krugman about Thomas Piketty’s new book Capital in the Twenty-First Century and about concentration of wealth. In “Grass Roots Grow Against Greed”, spotlights writer and populist Jim Hightower and worker organizing by the National Domestic Workers Alliance and National People’s Action Together.  Many of you already watch Moyers and Company, an outstanding weekly public television series available for viewing online at http://billmoyers.com/.

As part of this open community Just Views program, DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church (DUUC) member Neil Lichtman will discuss with us study, reflection, and action to challenge extreme inequality. We welcome active audience participation and all points of view. Just Views will also help kick off Illinois Move to Amend’s Barnstorming event at DUUC September 13th featuring David Cobb and Jack Altschuler. See flyer attached or go to http://illinoismovetoamend.org/.

 

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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