The DuPage Peace through Justice Coalition invites you to...
JUST VIEWS: a Free & Open
Monthly Video/ Discussion Program

 

 

 

 

 Recent and Upcoming Just Views Programs

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:20 pm: History and Training in Non-Violent Protest


Through Haskell Wexler’s documentary “Four Days in Chicago” (http://www.fourdaysinchicago.com/), we’ll get a personal look at the National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) protests in Chicago in May, 2012. The Occupy Movement, the National Nurses Union, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Code Pink, and others converged here to tell President Obama and Mayor Emanuel to stop insane war spending and fund housing, schools, and healthcare. Mayor 1% Emmanuel spent $27 million to secure the city against the “threat” of citizens speaking out. The national press sensationalized a menacing Black Bloc and suppressed stories of intelligent Americans exercising their constitutional right to protest. The May, 2012 experience raised the question: is government of the people, by the people, and for the people (or the 1%)?


For discussion, we’ll be joined by Occupy Naperville members who participated in the NATO protests. We’ll discuss NATO, why and how to participate in non-violent protest, and Occupy Naperville http://occupynaperville.org/ protests on the street every Saturday morning, with winter indoor assemblies at DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church (DUUC). We welcome active audience participation and all points of view. 
 

 

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:20 pm:  Healthy, Sustainably-Grown Food Systems


Tonight’s film “Fresh” celebrates farmers, thinkers, and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.  “Fresh” features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, from Michael Pollen’s Book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy. For more information, go to http://www.freshthemovie.com/.


For discussion, we’ll be joined by Occupy Naperville members who participated in the NATO protests. We’ll discuss NATO, why and how to participate in non-violent protest, and Occupy Naperville http://occupynaperville.org/ protests on the street every Saturday morning, with winter indoor assemblies at DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church (DUUC). We welcome active audience participation and all points of view. 
 

Representatives from Green Earth Institute and The Resiliency Institute Suburban Permaculture, Green Sanctuary at DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church (DUUC), and Naperville Area Sustainability Group will join us for discussion.  We’ll discuss film as well as local Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA), farmers markets, and other ways to purchase locally, sustainably-grown produce, garden ourselves, and reduce, reuse, recycle.  Join us to share stories and inspiration to go green! We also encourage you to attend Green Earth Fair on May 4th (for info, go to http://greenearthinstitute.org/).  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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