Occupy Elgin and Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice will meet at 1:00 PM at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin on Saturday, November 29th. Whatever the outcome of the Grand Jury deliberations, we will stand for one hour in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri. Please join us.
Our Alternative Recruitment team visits Elgin High School and Larkin High School once each month to offer students facts about life in the Military, and to suggest alternative ways that a young person can earn money for college.
See our post on this website, entitled “Before Enlisting, Consider This” for more information.
Below is the text of the flyer we will distribute at Occupy Elgin on Saturday, November 8th.
Human influence on the climate is real, and recent human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases are now the highest in history. Recent climate changes have had widespread impacts on human and natural systems.
Human-caused greenhouse gas emissions have increased since the industrial revolution, leading to atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide that are unprecedented in at least the last 800,000 years. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice at the poles have diminished, sea level has risen and the ocean has become more acidic.
Large corporations in the US have gone from arrogant to brazen in their exploitation of workers, their manipulation of elections, their avoidance of taxes, their environmental destruction, and their refusal to take responsibility for the messes they make. They don’t change their behavior because NOBODY STOPS THEM.
Millions don’t like the way things are, but what are the options?
It’s time to explore alternatives.
On Sunday, November 16th, Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice
Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice
will hold a public meeting at
Gail Borden Public Library
270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin 60120
Sunday, November 9th, 2014
2 PM to 4PM
We will feature presenters from:
- American Friends Service Committee
- Brethren Volunteer Services
- Veterans for Peace
The meeting is free and open to all.