CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Event Calendar for July 31 – August 7

   Thank you to the North Side Learning Center for hosting us this past Sunday afternoon for our solidarity meeting. We enjoyed an inspiring description of the community literacy, voter registration, political engagement and youth leadership occurring at the center. Thank you to the New Americans Forum for joining the panel discussion and introducing us to their vision, collaboration, and community support initiatives.

     Please like and follow the New Americans Forum and North Side Learning Center on facebook. If you would like to support the work of North Side Learning Center and could not make it to the meeting, donate here or contact the North Side Learning Center for the many ways to volunteer.



Abolish ICE! Day of Action – Syracuse

Tuesday July 31st  12 PM – 1:30 PM 100 S Clinton St. Syracuse

A day of action to abolish ICE has been called nationwide. The people of Syracuse, who came into the streets in June against family separation, will be participating in this call on July 31st.

We must not accept the feeble offers of those in power, who offer us entire-family detention and the desire to “reform ICE”. WE SAY NO. As long as ICE exists, migrants will live in terror in this country. We demand that they abolish ICE, and we demand the families be freed.

12:00 – 1:30 We will rally outside of the Federal Building (100 S Clinton St, Syracuse, NY 13261) and then we will march 3 blocks to the ICE office hidden in downtown Syracuse (401 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202).

We will hear from speakers on why and how we must abolish ICE, and what else we can fight for at the local level. This includes drivers licenses for all people of NY, establishing Syracuse as a sanctuary city, halting all working relationships between Syracuse Police and ICE, and removing Customs and Border Patrol from the bus stations.

Syracuse DSA Summer Picnic at Green Lakes

Tuesday July 31st 5:30 PM @ Green Lakes State Park, Fayetteville, NY

Syracuse Democratic Socialists of America is hosting a picnic to welcome anyone who has just joined DSA or who is interested in learning more about DSA! And of course long time members! We are excited at new members joining and the recent increase in interest!

Look for our sign near in the main recreational area near the beach at Green Lake. Message us if you need a ride.
Please bring your picnic food and anything to pass around if you wish. We will bring some snacks and drinks.
This will be a very casual picnic. We will have a brief introduction to Syracuse DSA and give people a chance to learn about our committees and sign-up to join them. And then relax by the lake! Bring any games, musical instruments or toys you want! All ages are welcome.

Pathways to Ownership: Business Conversion Process

Thursday August 2nd 10 AM, The first of a 5 part free webinar series. Register here.

In the first of the 5 part series, Joe Marraffino of the Democracy at Work Institute will provide background, practical details, and examples of issues involved in shifting from workers to owners.

As suburban flight, and cheap labor abroad drew assets, capital, and labor force out of our inner cities, many buildings were left to wither away over decades, which we are now seeing the results of.  One strategy to keep assets in a location, is through employee and community ownership of those assets.  Join the Onondaga SBDC and partners across the state for a no-cost 5-part webinar series called “Pathways to Ownership” and learn more about how this economic sustainability strategy can shrink the gap of inequality and stabilize not only the people of a community but also it’s built infrastructure.

Pathways to Ownership is a no cost, five section webinar series that will give you the practical information you need to understand employee ownership options, so you can start-up or convert an existing business into one of many employee ownership models!


The Reinvestment Alliance of CNY: Organizational Meeting

Fri, August 3, 2018, 8:30 – 10:30 AM CNY Philanthropy Center 431 E Fayette St.

Over the last two months we have developed the Reinvestment Alliance of Central New York. This mission of this alliance is to leverage the financial resources of our community to effect change. The approach allows us to advocate for the causes we care about the most, such as renewable energy and environmental sustainability initiatives, fair and equitable compensation and benefits for workers, advancement of gender and racial equality, a commitment to product safety, pursuit of diversity and inclusion, zero tolerance of workplace or employment bias or harassment, and reform of corporate governance and executive pay structures.

To put these thoughts into action, we are planning to launch a community divestment/ reinvestment campaign, Reinvest CNY!, with a goal of $5 million reinvested into socially beneficial companies and organizations.  The tagline of the Reinvest CNY! is, “Divest + Reinvest + Engage = Empower”, and we think that statement is very powerful. This campaign will be the first of its kind in the country. It will send a message to harmful companies that we will not invest our money with them. Even more importantly, this campaign will allow us to advocate for the causes that we care about the most.


Syracuse Peace Council’s Street Heat

Saturday August 4th 9 AM – 9:45 AM by Regional Market Main Entrance Syracuse

Tuesday August 7th 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 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


Syracuse Jewish Festival

Sunday August 5th 12 PM – 5:30 PM Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse

Price Chopper is proud to support the Jewish Music & Cultural Festival!





Hiroshima Day Procession

Monday August 6th 11:30 AM City Hall Commons 201 E Washington St.

Join us as we commemorate the tragedies of Hiroshima Day & Nagasaki Day, and march with hope for a peaceful future and a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear power.

The atrocities at Hiroshima and Nagasaki mark the beginning of the age of nuclear terror. In opposing the use of nuclear power and weapons, we also remember the melt-downs and explosions at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant and the Chernobyl reactor. The horrific effects of nuclear disasters in all these places have and continue to cause immense suffering.
The U.S. continues to engage in international war-posturing, including threats of nuclear war with weapons hundreds of times more powerful than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs.

We will gather BEHIND City Hall Commons between 11:30-12, step off at 12 pm and march to the Everson museum. The march is about 45 minutes long, and we will close with some short speeches on the ongoing relevance of this day amidst the current global nuclear threat.


Please save the date:

Alternatives to Violence Workshop August 10th-12th

 Learn to: 

  • Identify and manage strong feelings
  • Deal more effectively with risk and danger
  • Build trust and empathy with self and others
  • Communicate well in difficult situations
  • Understand why conflict happens and practice responding nonviolently

 Sliding scale $20-$40–scholarships available; free child care

Brown Memorial United Methodist Church, Davis St., Syracuse (Handicapped Accessible)

Co-sponsored by the Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse and the Alternative to Violence Project. For more information contact: Coran Klaver 315-396-7070




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.

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