The DuPage Peace through Justice
Coalition invites you to...
Recent and Upcoming Just Views Programs
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm: Black Lives Matter: Confronting Police Abuse and Racism
When a white police officer
killed Michael Brown in August of 2014, it ignited a new civil rights
movement to draw attention to the abuse of police power, specifically in
killing of unarmed black men across our nation. As activists in cities
across the nation protest the latest killing of Freddie Gray in Baltimore,
we ask why this continues month after month. How many more must die before
we change? All lives matter.
Join us as we examine clips from “Democracy Now”, “The Guardian” newspaper, and activist video of Black Lives Matter marches and events in Chicago. We will discuss the controversial subject of police abuse of power, the killing of unarmed black men, and the overall issue of racism in America. Resource people from Occupy Naperville will join us for discussion. For more information on Occupy Naperville, go to http://www.occupynaperville.org/.
In preparation for Just Views, we suggest you read David Simon blog on Baltimore’s anguish at https://www.themarshallproject.org/ and columns by “The Atlantic” correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates at http://www.theatlantic.com/author/ta-nehisi-coates/. Many cops know their jobs and do them with integrity and precision. However, police and criminal justice system reforms are critically, urgently needed. Instead of attempting to solve social problems with force, we need to more effectively address and treat homelessness, inability to support one’s children, drug use, mental illness, and more. We welcome active audience participation and all points of view. Join us!
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.