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

 

 

 

 

 Recent and Upcoming Just Views Programs


Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:20 pm:  Workers’ Rights and Women’s Rights

 

Tonight's bonus double feature is the short critical-issue film produced by The Alice Paul Foundation: "The ERA: Unfinished Business for the Constitution". It explains how the people of Illinois right now in 2014 have the opportunity to lead the way in finishing ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. The IL Senate has already voted YES. And the IL Legislature, with only two more votes needed to achieve the super majority required, can be inspired to vote YES, as well. IL would then become the first of three additional states needed to complete ratification -- so that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex".

Tonight’s main documentary “Wage Crisis” explores the struggles of ordinary people to make ends meet on inadequate wages. We meet former TV anchor and ex-hedge fund trader who are now bartenders, residents of Camden NJ whose factories have left, a Walmart employee from LA, and a single mother with nursing career aspiration who works as a public housing security guard.  Pulitzer Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains the dynamics of this crisis, while New Jersey governor and presidential hopeful Chris Christie, who vetoed an increase in the NJ minimum wage, exhorts people to seize opportunity.  For more info, go to
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/wage-crisis/.


Following the films, we will discuss how both women's rights and worker's right have been compromised in recent decades and strategies to change this. We’ll analyze minimum wage and alternate measures to strengthen the economy, help small businesses, workers, women and families. Raise your voice about the Illinois minimum wage and other ballot questions for November election. Join us! We welcome active audience participation and all points of view.

 

 

 Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:20 pm:  Reproductive Rights and Abortion

 

Our documentary tonight, “After Tiller”, is a portrait of the four U.S. doctors still openly performing third-trimester abortions, after the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas.  Through the film, we’ll observe intense protest from abortion opponents.  The doctors also provide insights into their work and we listen in on patient-doctor discussions about the patients’ complex and difficult decisions.  We view the compassion and ethical dilemmas of the doctors and staff, who fear for their own lives as they treat their patients.  For more information, go to http://aftertillermovie.com/ and PBS, which aired the film recently. 


Late term abortions are rare and not performed in Illinois.  However, the film will encourage us to think about public health and access issues.  We’ll discuss reproductive rights and share information about education and legislative advocacy by the American Civil Liberties (ACLU) and other groups.  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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