During this holy month of Ramadan, The Islamic Society of Central New York welcomes anyone to come to the Community Iftars with the caveat and understanding that spaces are separate, and unfortunately at this time the upstairs, if people want to observe prayer is not ADA compliant. Please follow the link for schedule of Iftars.
Please respect our surrounding community. Keep voices and activities outside the masjid to a moderate volume.
We ask all iftar attendees to adhere to area street and parking lot rules. DO NOT block or park in neighboring property driveways.
Community-wide Iftars will be sponsored on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Ramadan. Break your fast with the ISCNY family. Iftars are sponsored by various organizations and community members.
To contribute to the fund for funeral and memorial services for Selena Hidalgo Caleron, please click here: https://www.gofundme.com/support-estela-and-her-family. Follow the Workers’ Center of Central New York for the story and updates and ways to help. “Selena’s death is an immeasurable loss, but it was also preventable. We see her death as linked to the precarious, isolated, and vulnerable living conditions of immigrant women working in rural areas. Living with limited resources, little to no access to transportation, and persecuted by state agents, immigrant women are afraid to report domestic abuse or assault and often have no way to leave dangerous situations. As a workers’ center we stand up for the rights and dignity of low-wage workers and build community and organize precisely to end these cycles of isolation and violence. We will continue to fight for a world in which every person has equal access to basic services and protections.”
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
Contribute to the Syracuse Nan Youth Move Huddle. The NAN National Youth Move Huddle brings together young people on a monthly or bi-weekly basis to discuss solutions to some of their most pressing issues and then put their formulated ideas into action. Youth Move Huddle has been pivotal in creating spaces for young people to organize around issues that directly impact them.
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 email@example.com or Marianna at Marianna.firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENT CALENDAR FOR MAY 29 – JUNE 5
Syracuse Peace Council’s Street Heat
Wednesday May 30th 4:15 PM – 5 PM East Genesee St and Erie Blvd East in Dewitt
Saturday June 2nd 9 AM – 9:45 AM by Regional Market Main Entrance Syracuse
Tuesday June 5th 4:15 – 5 PM Hancock Airbase, opposite main gate 6000 E. Molloy Rd
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
Lessons from Ireland in the Struggle for Reproductive Rights
Wednesday May 30th 7 PM – 8:30 PM ISO Sims Hall Sims Drive SU campus Syracuse
Feminists of Ireland have won a huge victory in repealing the 8th amendment which criminalized abortion. In many countries, there is extreme punishment for accessing abortion. In the US, malicious anti-abortion laws are multiplying, Roe v. Wade is constantly challenged, funding for abortion is being gutted, and many are forced into birthing children they do not want or cannot care for. What does it mean to have control over your own reproductive organs? How does race, gender, and class affect restriction to bodily autonomy? What is the history of reproductive oppression in Ireland and elsewhere. How did the people of Ireland organize to repeal the 8th, and what lessons can we apply here in the US? Come join the discussion!
Discord and Dissent: The Art of Jim Ridlon Opening Reception
Saturday June 2nd 7 PM – 9 PM at ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse
DISCORD & DISSENT: Commentary on Contemporary Politics by Jim Ridlon
This collection of assemblages by Cazenovia, New York artist Jim Ridlon represents visual puns reflecting on the inadequacies and inconsistencies of our political systems. The work focuses on points of contention that establish party lines and inhibit the political process. Found objects are used as metaphors that comment on political strategies resulting in positions of power and dominance.
17th Annual Westcott Art Trail
Saturday June 2nd and Sunday June 3rd Westcott Community Center
Art, Food, Community!
Westcott Art Trail (WAT) is one of the Westcott neighborhood’s premier annual events, attracting more than 2,500 visitors for a weekend filled with art, food and community.
Well known in the Central New York arts community, WAT is free and open to the public.
Visitors begin by getting the Westcott Art Trail brochure/map, either by downloading it from the Westcott Art Trail page on westcottcc.org or by picking it up at Westcott Community Center. The brochure/map contains a description of each artist’s work and their sale location on the map. Westcottcc.org has a Westcott Art Trail page full of artist information as well as photos of their artwork.
Explorers on the trail will find artists demonstrating in several media: painters, photographers, sculptors, printmakers, fiber artists, ceramists, glass artists, mixed media artists, and even creators of decorative functional art!
CNY Solidarity Coalition Meeting
Sunday June 3rd 3 PM – 5 PM Bishop Harrison Center 1342 Lancaster Avenue
Join us on Sunday for a full coalition meeting on electoral politics, followed by committee meetings.
Marthe Reed Memorial Vigil for Democracy
Sunday June 3rd 6 PM – 7 PM Jerry Rescue Monument Clinton Square.
Please join us in remembering the life of Marthe Reed, who passed on April 10, 2018. Marthe was an activist, a poet, and a prolific presence on social media. Bring something she wrote, and we’ll have sidewalk chalk for writing her words on the ground. Or just bring yourselves. We’ll invite folks to share a memory, a poem, or just your presence.
Poor People’s Campaign “Watch Party”
Sunday June 3rd 6-8 p.m. at University United Methodist Church (1085 E. Genesee St., Syracuse) – refreshments, a live stream of a Poor People’s Campaign Rally in Washington DC, and local speakers.
Join the Poor People’s Campaign in Albany
Monday June 4th Theme this week is Ecological Devastation and the Right to Health. Carpooling from Syracuse will leave about 7:30 am from University United Methodist Church Parking lot (University Ave. and E. Genesee St.) Register at bit.ly/nyppcweek4.
Local Candidate Forum hosted by CNY Solidarity Coalition and Uplift Syr
Monday June 4th 6 PM Bishop Harrison Diocesan Center 1342 Lancaster Ave
Come Join Uplift Syracuse for a Chance to meet the candidates running for Local Offices in the Syracuse Area. Candidates present will be running for Syracuse City Court Judge, County Sheriff, State Senate for the 50th and 53rd Districts.
Uplift Syracuse is a progressive advocacy group, pushing for legislative and electoral change at the city, county, and state level. We are the Central New York branch of the New York Progressive Action Network – NYPAN, coordinating with their statewide group. We’re now hoping to further our efforts and increase our level of organization. **Doors open at 5:30pm . Snacks Provided**
Slow Roll Syracuse Season Opening Ride
Monday June 4th 6 PM – 7:30 PM Original Grain 302 S. Salina St, Syracuse
Slow Roll’s vision is equal bicycle usage across the City with respect to race, income and neighborhood. We ride bicycles as a form of effective transportation, contributing to reducing violence, improving health, creating jobs and ultimately making our neighborhoods more livable. JOIN US #SlowRollSYR
Monday June 4th 7 PM – 9 PM ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse
An impressive group of high school students and two outstanding individual students will receive the Syracuse Peace Council Nuclear Free World Committee’s Youth Award this year:
Syracuse Students for Change (including city and suburban high school students)
Hussein Hassan from Henninger High School
Grace Getman from Christian Brothers Academy
The Nuclear-Free World Committee of the Syracuse Peace Council, formerly Peace Action of CNY, has presented awards to local peace activists for many years. We began recognizing young peace activists 16 years ago. We have awarded high school students in Onondaga County who have shown a devotion to peace, justice, and protecting the environment and who have engaged in activities that demonstrate their passion to work on the underlying causes of war, violence, and injustice. We hope this recognition helps young people to intensify their commitment to peace and justice in our communities, in our country, and in our world.
New York Health Act Day of Action in Albany
Tuesday June 5th 9 AM – 3 PM Albany, NY
Please join us in Albany for the annual statewide lobby day to advocate for the New York Health Act – the bill to guarantee healthcare to ALL New Yorkers (like Medicare-for-all for New York State!) The New York Health Act passed the Assembly in 2015, 2016, and 2017 with huge majority support. We need to pass it in the Assembly again this year and keep pushing the Senate to get this to the Governor’s desk to make health care equality a reality for New Yorkers.
Please register by May 29th! Register at this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJ56VFa9g5sXmLrFFL_ErCR8TGJLJ-7OAD83cdq2Opma5eIQ/viewform
Because we expect to have hundreds of participants rallying for the New York Health Act, we cannot guarantee that everyone will have a meeting with their elected official since seats are limited in meetings. But we promise that you will be plugged into important work and that you are needed to send a strong message to Albany legislators that New Yorkers want the NY Health Act! Questions? Email email@example.com
Donate here to help cover the cost of transportation: https://www.nyhcampaign.org/lobby_day_2018_donate
Urban Jobs Task Force announces petition for equal opportunity jobs on I-81 project
Tuesday June 5th 12 PM Press Conference State Office Building 301 E Washington St.
We believe that city residents deserve equal opportunity to work on public works projects, especially those that affect their lives. The billion-dollar, publicly-funded I-81 Viaduct Project will significantly impact many struggling Syracuse neighborhoods, particularly those of color. It is only fair that capable and willing city residents from these neighborhoods benefit from the high-paying I-81 jobs coming to their city.
Please Save the Date for:
Kathy Kelly from Voices of Creative Nonviolence July 16th All Saints Church
Also, if you haven’t already please sign the I 81 resolution. http://rethink81.org/take-action
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