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The End of the EU?

By David Johanssen

The European Union is on the verge of losing one of its largest and wealthiest members. British voters have voted in favor of “Brexit”—British exit from the EU. It’s a major blow to European political and economic integration and a huge embarrassment for British Prime Minister David Cameron, who was a “remain” advocate. One danger for the EU now is that member states like Poland, Hungary, and France could launch copycat moves and hold referendums of their own. If other crises are layered on top of Brexit, like a euro currency crisis and a worsening immigration crisis, there is a real threat of a collapse of the European Union. Will the EU unravel or perhaps unite into a German super state?

Documentary and Discussion
The Fantastic Richard Feynman
Fri, Jul 8, 5pm
50 pesos

Thank You for Smoking
Sat, Jul 9, 3pm
100 pesos (includes drink)

Documentary and Discussion
Life After Brexit
Wed, Jul 13, 5pm
50 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Refugee Children of Syria
Fri, July 15, 5pm
50 pesos

All events at Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

Wednesday, July 13, 5pm: Life After Brexit. The consequences of leaving the EU will be huge for the British people. Britain’s economy and legal system have become deeply integrated with the European continent. Unraveling those relationships is likely to be economically and socially disruptive. What does a move away from the EU mean for Britain and the world? 50 pesos.

Friday, July 8, 5pm: The Fantastic Richard Feynman. Feynman was an American theoretical physicist considered one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century. He received the Nobel Prize in physics, pioneered quantum computing, and introduced the concept of nanotechnology. In this film we learn the captivating story of Feynman. 50 pesos.

Saturday, July 9, 3pm: Thank You for Smoking. The satirical comedy follows the machinations of “big tobacco’s” chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son. 100 pesos (includes drink).

Friday, July 15, 5pm: Refugee Children of Syria. A recent documentary exposes the plight of refugee children coming out of Syria; the story of four children surviving in war-torn Aleppo, and their escape to a new life in Germany. 50 pesos.

Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a short walk from the Jardin down Insurgentes. Telephone 154 7524 or visit to see upcoming events. Shelter VG4’s theater and class/performance space are available for rent. We play table tennis Tuesdays and Thursdays; come play with us!


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