CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Event Calendar May 22 – 29


Please donate!

Black Cuse Pride is asking for allies to step up and help support Prideteenth! Put your money where your heart is and give some tangible support to QTPOC peoples here in Syracuse!

With your help, Friends of Farmworkers will provide temporary housing for immigrant farmworkers, such as injured workers who need a safe, reliable place to stay in their time of need. Please join us in our goal of helping to maintain this essential space. Please help fund Slocum House today!

Volunteers needed!


 Have 5 hours per week for at least the month of June? Your help is desperately needed to help in getting a head start on getting an accurate 2020 Census count. Please email Fabiola at or Marianna at

Syracuse Peace Council’s Street Heat

Tuesday May 22nd 4:15 PM – 5 PM East Genesee St and Erie Blvd East in Dewitt

Saturday May 26th 9 AM – 9:45 AM by Regional Market Main Entrance Syracuse

Tuesday May 29th  4:15 – 5 PM   East Genesee St and Erie Blvd East in Dewitt

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 drone in Afghanistan and probably elsewhere. 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


Syracuse Campaign for NY Health Organizing Meeting

Tuesday May 22nd 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Soule Branch Library, 101 Springfield Rd, Syracuse

Did you know that New York is close to passing legislation to guarantee healthcare as a human right?

Join the Syracuse Campaign for NY Health organizing committee to discuss the New York Health Act and how to build more support among individuals and business owners here in the Syracuse area.

We will provide an overview of the NY Health Act for newcomers at the beginning of each meeting so new volunteers are always welcome. We will then work on detailed steps we can each take to let more people know about this important legislation and to invite them into our movement We will make plans for canvassing using the Health Care Access Survey, develop strategies to get more businesses on board, and discuss how to encourage our local state senators to champion the bill. Hope you can join us!

School Advocacy Meeting hosted by Uplift

Tuesday May 22nd 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Ironworkers, 500 W Genesee St. Syracuse

We will be discussing the outcome of this year’s budget and planning steps forward. One of the steps forward will be a march for education. This will be an initial planning meeting for the march. Hope to see you there.

Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network Bi-weekly Meeting

Tuesday May 22nd 6:30 PM – 8 PM 2013 E Genesee St., Syracuse

Bi-weekly meeting. Anyone interested in joining is welcome. We will be meeting in the common area on the second floor. Wheelchair accessible. Please do not wear any fragrances. Spanish translation can be provided.

Watch Party: “Police, Legal Estrangement, and Urban Marginality”

Wednesday May 23rd 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Legal Services of CNY 221 S Warren St., Syr.

In this talk, Professor Monica Bell (Yale Law School) examines how predominantly African-American samples of parents and youth in three American cities—Washington, DC; Cleveland, Ohio; and Baltimore, Maryland—understand police presence in their everyday lives. In reexamining this issue, Professor Bell’s work reveals the deep and often overlooked complexity in the relationships between marginalized communities, the police, urban neighborhoods, and the state that are rarely considered in popular conversations about police reform and transformation. As an analytical framework, this project develops the concept of legal estrangement, which focuses on perceived group inclusivity or exclusivity of law and legal authority. This focus on signaling exclusion operates in contrast to concepts like legal cynicism or legitimacy. The project ultimately proposes that social solidarity should be recognized as a central aim of law and a means of evaluating policy and engaging in legal analysis.


SCSD Community Engagement Forum

Thursday May 24th 5:30 – 7:30 PM at HW Smith school K-8 1130 Salt Springs Rd, Syr.

If attending the event, we encourage those attending to consider the following points by the Syracuse Police Accountability And Reform Coalition if we are to provide safety to all students in the most inclusive and most trauma sensitive ways

  1. More counselors, less cops.
  2. SROs should never be involved in disciplining students
  3. Data should be kept for every encounter between SROs and students and put in place accountability procedures to monitor SRO actions
  4. Institute culturally responsive education for all staff in schools, especially SROs
  5. Better allocation of resources—SRO salary is > $90,000 versus money for teaching assistance for classrooms and counsellors for students experiencing trauma and mental health issues
  6. Increased SCSD and community input of selection of police officers assigned to schools as SROs
  7. New MOU (memorandum of understanding, expiring soon) that is created with more community involvement and that is actually enforced


How to be an Ally to Indigenous Peoples: Lessons from NOON

Thursday May 24th 7 PM – 8:30 PM 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool

Come learn lessons from the work of Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, who have worked for nearly 20 years as allies to the Onondaga Nation. Through our work we have learned important lessons about how to do this challenging work ethically and effectively. We’ll be talking, viewing a short film and sharing with one another. Please come learn about this important work.


2nd Annual If We Eat They Eat Cookout for the Homeless

Saturday May 26th 12 PM Billing Park Salina and S Warren and E Adams Streets 

We are beginning the planning phase of the 2nd Annual If We Eat They Eat Cookout for the Homeless. Last year, we fed more 2000 than guests and provided vital resources to help improve the quality of their lives.
We are looking for volunteers to help organize and serve , SPONSORS, vendors, and donations of food and other items. If you are interested in participating in this important event, please contact us via messenger or email at 315-491-7164 or email for more details. This event, with the right support, will continue for years to come. It is going to serve as a cornerstone in helping us build a strong sense of community, support and appreciation among not only the large homeless population of Syracuse, but also the volunteers, donors and friends of ours who are helping to make this happen.

And please Save the Date for: 

New York Health Act Day of Action in Albany June 5th

Kathy Kelly from Voices of Creative Nonviolence July 16th All Saints Church


Also, if you haven’t already please sign the I 81 resolution.

Like and follow ReThink81 on facebook.


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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