Who are we?

West Suburban Illinois Democratic Socialists of America


We are the West Suburban Illinois chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (WSDSA). We believe everyone should be able to live a full and dignified life. We demand a society where all participate are treated as equals and are respected for their worth as human beings. We demand a society where, through democratic processes, a full life for all is achieved.

Our Projects

Check out what we're working on and learn how to get involved.

Education • Environment • Labor

Green New Deal for Public Schools




Medicare for All


Upcoming Events & Meetings

Film & Politics Club - Sept. 19th

Sep 1911:00 am - 12:30 pm

Film & Politics Club – Sept. 19th

Join West Suburban Illinois DSA’s Film & Politics Club via Zoom on Sunday, September 19th, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

We will be discussing the 1969 Academy award-winning film, Z, directed by Costa-Gavras!

Note: This movie is available to watch through some online streaming services (Prime, HBOMax). If you are unable to locate the film for free or are not in a position to rent, please do not hesitate to contact WSILDSA (info@westsuburbsildsa.org). We will help!

About the film: A pulse-pounding political thriller, Greek expatriate director Costa-Gavras’s Z was one of the cinematic sensations of the late sixties, and remains among the most vital dispatches from that hallowed era of filmmaking. Loosely based on the 1963 assassination of Greek left-wing activist Gregoris Lambrakis—stars Yves Montand as a prominent politician and doctor whose public murder amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials; Jean-Louis Trintignant is the tenacious magistrate who’s determined not to let them get away with it. Featuring kinetic, rhythmic editing, Raoul Coutard’s expressive vérité photography, and Mikis Theodorakis’s unforgettable, propulsive score, Z is a technically audacious and emotionally gripping masterpiece. (via Criterion)

Town Hall: A Green New Deal for Public Schools

Sep 192:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Town Hall: A Green New Deal for Public Schools

Join West Suburban Illinois DSA and members of the community for an open conversation on the Green New Deal for Public Schools.

When: Sunday, September 19th at 2:00 p.m. CT

Where: First Congregational Church, 256 Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120

RSVP here (It’s not necessary to RSVP in order to attend. Just helps us in planning, and you can also request help with transportation to/from this event in the form!)

Download the flyer for this event here

Media Working Group September 13th Meeting

Sep 206:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Media Working Group September 13th Meeting

Join the Media Working Group to discuss our upcoming work!

Sep 216:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Electoral Working Group September Meeting

This is our monthly Electoral Working Group meeting and we have a lot to discuss. We need to change Illinois for the better and get ready for the Midterms! We need to get DSA people elected to office. Join us and help us plan for a better tomorrow!


It's time to pass the Pro Act.

Issue that is making every other challenge harder, particularly for low-income families. This critical effort holds great promise for finding local and regional solutions.