Just Views Free Film/Discussion Group: Worker-Owned Companies/Democracy at Work

At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks, big business, and growing inequality in our country, employee ownership offers a real solution for workers and communities. Tonight’s film, “Shift Change”, visits the 50-year-old network of cooperative businesses in Mondragon, Spain, and thriving examples of such businesses in the U.S. The film shares on-the-ground experiences, lessons, and observations from the worker-owners on the front lines of the new economy. Back in March, a Moyers and Company segment on alternative capitalism with economist Richard Wolff, featured clips from “Shift Change”. For film details and the trailer, go to http://shiftchange.org/.

Program is co-sponsored by Greater Oak Park Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Join us for the screening and discussion with Dr. Bill Barclay, financial services expert and activist with DSA and CPEG, and Dr. Peg Strobel, activist with DSA and the Oak Park Coalition For Truth and Justice. They will be sharing insights about some of the pros and cons of coops and other business ownership arrangements. We welcome audience participation and all points of view.

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 [masked].

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 Just Views & Diversity Dinners group on www.meetup.com and find Dupage Peace Through Justice Coalition on Facebook. You can also find meeting notices on our website at http://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; Associate Director is Carol Tritschler [masked].

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