CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach & Defense Event Calendar: 3/27


First, thank you to all who make calls, emails and texts in support of housing for farmworkers – your community support has made all the difference and I am happy to report that Slocum House will now go to farmworkers – please see for the latest updates and ways you can continue to help!

This week includes exciting educational discussions as well as plenty of opportunities to stand up and stand in solidarity.  I hope that many of you will be able to make it to hear CNY solidarity coalition member Gina Iliev speak this afternoon at 4 PM on the topics of intersectional feminism, white privilege and community activism. The next week also brings many other opportunities to listen , learn and engage. From understanding safety and security in schools, hearing from and standing in solidarity with immigration women activists, to bringing awareness to animal cruelty occurring at the fairgrounds to joining others demonstrating the human cost of the US drone program, I hope you will find time to join us.

Now, on to your weekly event calendar.

Intersectional Feminism, White Privilege, and Community Activism by Gina Iliev

Tuesday March 27th 4 PM at Lemoyne College SC 229

Intersectional Feminism can be a framework for unpacking and acknowledging white privilege in community organizing and activism.

Examining local examples of community organizing including gender justice, reproductive justice, and institutional racism all push us forward to considering how an intersectional feminism can create a more just society.

Presented by CNY Solidarity Coalition and Onondaga Democratic Committee member Gina Iliev. Gina’s activism is centered on intersectionality, womanist feminism, and social justice.

Sponsored by the Gender and Women’s Studies Program and the Lectures Committee, Lemoyne.


Syracuse City School District School Safety Forum

Tuesday March 27th 6 PM – 7:30 PM at Henninger High School 600 Robinson St Syr

The Syracuse City School District and Syracuse Police Department invite you to join a forum on the topic of safety and security in all of our schools. The forum will be facilitated by District staff and Syracuse Police. We hope you will join us for a discussion on this important topic.


We Will Not Be Caged: Immigrant Women Speak Out!

Wednesday March 28th 9 AM – 2 PM at 4250 Federal Dr. Batavia, NY

March is women’s history month and we are coming together from across New York to stand in solidarity with the women in our communities that are being further criminalized and attacked by this administration.

Please join the Workers’ Center of Central New York, the Worker Justice Center of New York, and the New York Immigration Coalition to rally in support of the women and mothers facing deportation!

At this event we will hear from directly impacted women, organizers and advocates.

Arely is the mother of three U.S citizen kids, her and her family live and work in Syracuse, while taking care of the rest of her family back in Guatemala. She was turned over to Border Patrol by the Troopers in 2013 because she and her husband did not have a license when driving to Ithaca, NY. Despite checking in with ICE for years, recently ICE has changed her phone check in to in person and now her most recent check in scheduled for 3/28 at 10:00am in Batavia. She is a fierce advocate and community leader.  We invite community members to stand up and stand in solidarity with Arely and other families impacted by our unfair and unjust immigrations policies.

Carpools are planning to leave Syracuse at 6:30am. If you are planning to travel to Batavia please contact


Tigris Shrine Circus Protest

Friday March 30th 6 PM at Saturday March 31st 1:30 PM New York State Fairgrounds
Gate 6

Join Syracuse Animal Rights Organization and People for Animal Rights in a protest against the animal cruelty in Tigris Shrine Circus’ animal acts. Posters, literature, and a mascot costume will be provided. You are free to bring your own posters if you like, but as Shrine can’t have elephants in their acts (NY State Law), please refrain from using posters with this information. Here are facts specific to this circus:

There should be parking off to the side of the gate entrance.

If questions, contact or People for Animal Rights at (315)488-PURR (7877).

Street Heat at Hancock Airbase

Tuesday April 3rd  4:15 PM to 5 PM E. Molloy Rd, between Thompson and Townline

The Syracuse area hosts Hancock Air National Guard base where the Guard’s 174th Attack Wing conducts drone assassination and target identification missions using MQ-9 Reaper drones in Afghanistan and probably elsewhere. It has been announced that the numbers of drone operators being trained at Hancock will be doubled.

Syracuse Peace Council’s Street Heat holds a monthly presence outside Hancock Airbase to call for an end to the illegal and immoral killing of human beings by weaponized drones, which are piloted remotely from the base. Join us! Signs provided or bring your own progressive signs.

Contact for questions (315) 478-4571


Need some new reading material? Consider following along or joining a newly formed study group:

No Shortcuts: Intro to Organizing hosted by Syracuse DSA

No Shortcuts describes recent examples of successful labor organizing that have lessons for organizing in any context. It explores the tradition of organizing that descends from the old CIO, the union organization that was once was the heart of organizing massive strikes and winning victories for workers at the height of the labor movement in the early 20th century. The book distinguishes between advocacy, mobilizing and organizing and between real power and pretend power.

These organizing tactics and skills are more important than ever. The bosses and politicians are as highly organized as ever. But most of us only have our family and friend networks and are otherwise unorganized and unable to coordinate on the level necessary to defend ourselves from capitalist attacks and transform society into a more free, democratic and meaningful one.


And please save the date for the upcoming:


Nonviolent Moral Direct Action Training hosted by CNY solidarity and SPC

Saturday April 7the 10 AM – 5 PM University United Methodist Church or Saturday May 5th 10 AM – 5 PM location TBD

Thinking of participating in the May 14 civil disobedience action being organized by The Poor People’s Campaign in Albany, NY or in follow up actions for the campaign? This is a great opportunity to learn and consider how nonviolent direct action can make your social justice campaigns more powerful and effective.


If you would like to add your event or fundraiser to the weekly community outreach event calendar,  please email the information in 100 words or less to by Monday mornings at 9am. 



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