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Just Views Free Film/Discussion Group: When PROGRESS Isn't! Then what?

Tonight’s documentary challenges us to look beyond our short-term-oriented, consumption and profit-driven society. As explained in the film through wide-ranging interviews and images, technology has allowed us to modernize and industrialize, increase world population, and raise the standard of living for many of us. However, by promoting unlimited market growth and consumption, our civilization’s heading toward exhaustion of non-renewable natural resources. Our human brains evolved to help our stone-age, hunter-gatherer ancestors make short-term life or death decisions. Nevertheless, we can work toward leaving the world a healthier, cleaner, better place for our children and future generations; using our morals as our foundation, we can reinvent ourselves, create, and implement long term solutions which account for our planet’s finite resources, and fight poverty.

After viewing the film, we’ll discuss the many topics raised such as the Industrial Revolution and progress, rise and fall of earlier civilizations, economic systems, environmental education and activism, renewable and non-renewable energy, sustainability, and the 3 R’s Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. We welcome active audience participation and all points of view. An excellent substitute or follow-up for tonight’s program would be the film “Surviving Progress” (for more info, go to

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).

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 and find Dupage Peace Through Justice Coalition on Facebook. You can also find meeting notices on our website at 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.

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  • Donna

    Will try to make this

    March 8, 2013

  • Donna

    Will try to make this

    March 8, 2013

  • Carol T.

    Bob and Stephanie and I previewed the film and highly recommend it. Join us!

    February 26, 2013

  • Gene S.

    This sounds like a very interesting topic, but unfortunately I have a previously scheduled event (taking my son to a Cub Scouts event) that evening.

    February 19, 2013

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