Welcome to the Southsiders for Peace web site. We are a group of active citizens who care about peace and justice. Launched in response to the war in Iraq, we continue to oppose American aggression abroad and to fight for social justice at home. We meet the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm at the Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago, IL., 2nd floor. Please join Us!
Join us for our monthly vigil for Peace and Racial Unity
The 3rd Saturday of every month – 1:00 p.m.
Corner of 103rd and Western
Moral Monday Illinois- Action Monday, August 22nd
Chase Tower Plaza
10 S. Dearbon
Make the Corporations and The Rich Pay their Fair Share!
Support the Vital Needs of the People of Illinois!
What we fight for
We celebrate 20th Anniversary of Unity in Diversity July 24, 2016
Movie: Welcome to Shelbyville
Saturday, July 16, 6:00 p.m.
Beverly Unitarian Church
10244 South Longwood
Southsiders for Peace and the A Better Community Committee of the Beverly Unitarian Church are pleased to present the 2011 movie: Welcome to Shelbyville.
The film deals with one small town in the heart of America’s Bible Belt, where a community grapples with rapidly changing demographics. Shelbyville is just a stone’s throw away from Pulaski, Tennessee (the birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan), and the focus is on how longtime African American and white residents are challenged with how best to integrate with a growing Latino population and the more recent arrival of hundreds of Muslim Somali refugees.
What makes this especially relevant in 2016 is that the current Presidential campaign of Donald Trump also involves how America deals with integrating diverse populations into a functional community. Voters in this election are being presented with a clear choice of rejecting these new immigrants or accepting that this increasing diversity is a positive thing.
We Honor Those Murdered in Orlando Massacre
On June 13, we gathered with friends on the corner of 103rd and Western to mourn the tragic losses in Orlando, Florida and to say: No to Hate , Yes to Unity, No to the racist backlash against Muslims: