We’ll watch “Mother: Caring for 7 Billion”, an award-winning documentary about pressing environmental, humanitarian, and social crises fueled by population growth. As of 2012, the world’s population reached seven billion. As population and global demand for goods grow, natural resource supplies diminish. In the film, humanitarian experts, scientists, environmental advocates, and women in developing countries illustrate why and how to bring down global population and personal consumption levels. Some solutions advocated include supporting women’s empowerment and family planning, voting for and practicing conservation, contacting policy makers of family planning decisions, and donating to charities dedicated to population stability and conservation. For more information, go to http://www.motherthefilm.com.
If you’re interested in population control, environmentalism, family planning, feminism, agriculture, consumer culture, religion, or international development, please join us. After viewing the film, we’ll discuss initiatives for social justice and ecological responsibility. We welcome active 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 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 http://jv.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/[masked]; Associate Director is Carol Tritschler 630/961-0106.