CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Event Calendar June 12-19

In addition to the many events listed in this week’s calendar we hope that many of you will be able to engage in an important struggle to reverse past racist policies that have led to the creation of  I81 through Syracuse. Tonight please join other community grid supporters and speak up for a more equitable community grid. More information can be found at ReThink 81 and our webpage (links below).



National Die-In Day TODAY Tuesday June 12th

Action starts at 10:30, Katko’s office, 440 South Warren Street. 

Die-in is at noon at the Federal Building.

 – in memory of 2nd anniversary of Pulse nightclub shooting protest about continued government inaction on gun control laws, organized by Syracuse Students for Change.  


Syracuse Peace Council’s Street Heat

Tuesday June 12th 4:15 PM – 5 PM south end of Northern Lights Mattydale (opposite 81 off ramp)

Saturday June 16th 9 AM – 9:45 AM by Regional Market Main Entrance Syracuse

Tuesday June 19th  4:15 – 5 PM  Hancock Airbase, opposite main gate 6000 E. Molloy

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 twice 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


“Know Your Rights”

Tuesday June 12th 5:30-7 pm, hosted by Syracuse Community Connections at Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave.

Discussion with SCSD and Syracuse Citizen Review Board (CRB) – arrested, or injured in an encounter with the police, and how to file a complaint.  Members of the CRB will answer questions.


Fact Finding for 81: Transportation Committee Meeting

Tuesday June 12th 5:30 PM · Syracuse City Hall

The Syracuse Common Council’s Transportation Committee is holding a fact finding committee meeting to hear from those who have done in-depth studies of the different alternatives to replace the elevated portion of I-81. The committee will discuss the different studies currently available, and will have a public comment section to take input from the community. All are welcome to attend the public meeting, to be held in the Council Chambers on the 3rd of Syracuse City Hall, 223 Washington St.

If attending the session, please note that CNY Solidarity supports the Community Grid! More information, talking points can be found on ReThink81. 

Are you able to attend this important meeting and are you able to speak during the public comment period? Bring a sign or a friend! “Don’t be via-stuck”,  “Support C4G Community For the Grid”. There are many reasons to support the community grid. Present conditions and past policies greatly impact neighboring communities. We expect that Save81 folks will be showing up to this..but our position is clear.  If we are to address past racist policies, this section of 81 must come down and in its place – a community grid. Please tune in to ReThink 81 for further links.


Government Leadership in Sustainability in NYS

Wednesday June 13th 12PM – 1:30 PM Syracuse Center of Excellence 727 E Washington St

GreeningUSA’s next Green Bag Lunch will feature five Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs students presenting their Capstone Project to Assess Government Leadership in Sustainability, Trait #1 in GreeningUSA’s 12 Traits of Sustainable Communities.

The students studied what NYS local government leaders are doing to promote and practice sustainability in their communities.

The team selected a sample of communities of various sizes and types from across New York State for the study.

This knowledge will assist GreeningUSA in developing educational and advocacy strategies and programs and contribute to the knowledge base of municipal sustainability initiatives in NYS.


Juneteenth & The Struggle For Full Liberation

Wednesday June 13th 7 PM – 8:30 PM ISO – Syracuse. Sims Hall, SU campus Syracuse

The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 did not free slaves in the United States. It took a protracted, bloody war and eventually General Robert E. Lee’s surrender in April 1865 for slavery to end. But in Texas, an isolated state unaffected by war, word did not reach planters, other slaveholders, and slaves until June 18. Former slaves in Texas rejoiced the next day, and since that time, June 19—Juneteenth—has been a celebration of freedom.

How do socialists understand this celebration? Former slaves and their descendants did not become automatically or completely free. Come to this discussion of the history of this holiday and its meaning and aftermath. The end of slavery ushered in a new national economy based on the exploitation of “free” labor. We should understand Juneteenth in this context and as an historic moment in the fight against racism in the United States.
Meeting is in Sims Hall Room 129! Please message if accommodations are needed!


Skillshare: Public Narrative and Story of Self

Thursday June 14th 7 PM – 9 PM 2013 E Genesee St, Syracuse

A good story has the power to change the world. The public narrative methodology trains organizers, activists, and community leaders to share their personal stories more effectively, in order to build a sense of community around shared values and experiences, and ultimately to move large numbers of people to action on an issue or cause.

Public narrative is a practice of leadership; it’s the why of organizing — the art of translating values into action through stories.

This skillshare is based on the work of Marshall Ganz who is best known for his work with the United Farmworkers and the Obama 2008 campaign.

At the end of this skillshare, you will have the basic tools to use story-telling into your organizing and campaign work and an outline for a story that you can use to motivate others to take action with you for radical social change.

Walk with BCP in Pride 2018

Saturday June 16th 10:30 AM – 1 PM Inner Harbor, Syracuse hosted by Black Cuse Pride

We are looking for all the queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) in Syracuse and Central NY! Come march with us in this year’s Pride parade and represent for the culture! We are pushing for a more inclusive Pride that respects the true histories of our struggles as Black AND queer peoples. We want our involvement in this year’s Pride to be a rallying cry for all QTPOC and POC allies to stand united in unapologetic joy.


Syracuse Juneteenth Parade

Saturday June 16th 11 AM – 1 PM The Dunbar Center 1453 S State St, Syracuse

1199SEIU members, family and friends are invited to march in the Parade which kicks off this year’s Juneteenth Festival!
To sign up call Derrick Carr at (315) 295-1840 or speak to your organizer.
Line up at the Dunbar Center at 11 a.m.
1453 S State St, Syracuse, NY 13205


Syracuse Pride Parade & Festival

Saturday June 16th 11 AM The Syracuse Inner Harbor 328 W Kirkpatrick St, Syr

CNY Pride Theme for 2018 is “LOVE Is…”
Parade Theme for 2018 is… Mardi Gras!!!

Check out the CNY Pride to see the times and events during Pride week in Syracuse

If you want to join us to have a huge group lets all meet on the corner of Solar Street and Court Street 11:45 Starts at 12
Its Mardi Gras theme so dress to impress

Please invite friends and family to join please add them to the group


Democratic Primary Debate

Sunday June 17th 6 PM – 7:30 PM HW Smith Elementary School 1130 Salt Springs Rd

Syracuse Students for Change is proud to host the first democratic primary debate for the 24th district of New York. Although we will not allow attendants to ask questions directly we encourage you to go to to submit questions and RSVP.


Bi-weekly Meeting/Reunión Quincenal hosted by Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network

Tuesday June 19th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 2013 E Genesee St., Syr

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.

CNY Solidarity Meeting

Wednesday June 20th 7 PM – 8:30 PM Park Central Presbyterian 504 E Fayette St

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
Marianna.kaufman@gmail.comby Monday mornings at 9am.


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