CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Event Calendar August 14 – 21


Syracuse Peace Council’s Street Heat

Tuesday August 14th 4:15 – 5 PM south end Northern Lights Mattydale (opposite Rt 81 off ramp)

Saturday August 18th 9 AM – 9:45 AM by Regional Market Main Entrance Syracuse

Tuesday August 21st  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 Bike Share Community Meeting

Tuesday August 14th 5:30 PM – 7 PM @ City Hall Commons 201 E Washington St. Syr

Join the City of Syracuse and Adapt CNY to give your feedback and ideas on the Syracuse Bike Share Program, coming later this year!

The City has selected Gotcha Bike, an experienced vendor that operated in more than 20 cities across the United States, and will be joining us on August 14 at 5:30 PM in the City Hall Commons Atrium, located at 201 East Washington Street. Representatives from Gotcha Bike will share more information about how the system will work and ask your ideas and feedback about how the system should be rolled out, where bike units should be located, and how to make the system inclusive for all Syracuse residents and visitors to use. More info on Gotcha Bike here:


Pathways to Ownership Hosted by Onondaga Small Business Development Centerand Buffalo State – Small Business Development Center

Wednesdays 10 AM – 11 AM Aug 15th, Aug 29th, Sept 12th, Sept 26th

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!


CNY Solidarity Meeting

Wednesday August 15th 7 PM – 8:30 PM @ Park Central Presbyterian 504 E Fayette St

The meeting will feature a presentation and discussion about the current needs of immigrants and refugees in Central New York. This will be followed by announcements and committee breakout meetings.

Please enter through the E. Fayette Street entrance which is wheelchair accessible. Parking is available on the street or across the street in the church parking areas.
Please email Paul at if you have an announcement or if your committee will meet.


Public Hearing re: Clean up of Superfund Site at Onondaga Lake

Thursday, 8/16, 6pm, Geddes Town Hall Courtroom, 1000 Woods Rd, Solvay, NY 13209

As you may have seen in the Post-Standard, Honeywell and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation have announced their planned remedy for the Wastebed B / Harbor Brook site, located on both sides of I-690 at the south end of Onondaga Lake.

Environmental friends and advocates from Neighbors of Onondaga Nation recommend some key points if you are interested in attending this hearing.

Key points:

  • Parts of this site are highly toxic.
  • This remedy condemns the southern end of the lake to forever be a “waste management area.” 
  •  Onondaga County has plans to extend the West Shore Trail across this property. 
  •  To fully clean up the site, it would cost $1.3 billion.  Instead, the proposed remedy is for the $12 million soil and asphalt cover remedy. 
  • When comparing remedies, the draft plan fails to account for the cost of the long-term maintenance of their preferred remedy, the “waste management area.”
  • Public comment is poorly timed.  The sole public hearing and the bulk of the public comment period are slated for August, a time when many people are on vacation and when many community groups aren’t meeting. DEC should extend the public comment period by an additional 30 days to ensure that the public has a real chance to consider and comment on this plan.

Can’t make it to the hearing this Thursday? Please submit your commentsdue by August 24th! Submit to Tracy Allan Smith, Project Manager, NYSDEC See the NYSDEC Fact Sheet  for more information on commenting.

For more information, please contact Lindsay Speer, a Steering Committee member with Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation:


Taking on the Doctrine of Discovery: What Are Our Next Steps?

Sat and Sun August 18-19th @ Great Law of Peace Center Liverpool, NY

The Indigenous Values Initiative is excited to announce the conference “Taking on the Doctrine of Discovery: What Are Our Next Steps?” at the Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center.

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday (banquet 6:00pm-9:00pm) and 9:00am-1:00pm on Sunday
Place: Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center, Liverpool NY in Onondaga Nation Territory
Tickets: $100 per person covers the rental of the Center, lunches for both days and a dinner of traditional Haudenosaunee foods on Saturday night. Click here for tickets.

Sponsors: Indigenous Values Initiative, American Indian Law Alliance

Summary: In 2014, before the Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center had officially opened, we held a first conference titled “The Doctrine of Discovery: After Repudiation, What Next?” About 40 delegates from different faith traditions attended. This year’s conference builds on the 2014 meeting. The Skä·noñh Center is now open and it is a good context from which to draw the values of the Haudenosaunee to affect positive change. As with the previous meeting, we will first to learn about the devastating impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery first hand from the Haudenosaunee, to understand its history, and then to share strategies for addressing this 500+ year-old ongoing human rights violation. Then we will hear from one another and the ways in which religious and faith communities are pushing back against the Doctrine of Discovery. There will be a traditional foods banquet on the evening of Saturday the 18th followed by screening of the film “Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation” and panel discussion.


Pre-Eid Bazaar 2018

Saturday August 18th 1 PM – 6 PM @ Islamic Society of CNY 925 Comstock Ave, Syracuse

Join us in community-wide pre-Eid celebration preparations. Bring friends, family, neighbors and colleagues to this FREE outdoor bazaar! With unique items from area Muslim businesses you’re sure to find a lot of great gift selections.
*All proceeds collected from vending table registration will be donated to the Toomey Residential Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) program.
INTERESTED IN VENDING? Email for registration information. Spaces fill quickly, $25 per table book your spot today!

URM is a federally funded multi-cultural foster care program. Youth come from refugee camps around the world or flee dangerous conditions in their home county to seek asylum in the United States. The youth are typically young teens who resettle in the United States without their parents due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, separation or are orphaned. Goals of the URM Program include supporting youth in exploring and adjusting to life in America while preserving their own culture and preparing for independence.
Toomey Residential is a New York State licensed foster care provider. Website:!


If We Eat They Eat Fundraiser

Saturday August 18th 6 PM – 9 PM @ Salt City Coffee 509 W Onondaga St, Syracuse

We Rise Above the Streets Recovery Outreach, Inc. was established in 2014 with the sole purpose of serving the homeless. The founder, Alamin Muhammad is a native of Chicago, Il, and understands, first hand, what it feels like to be on the streets. The fundraiser is being held to raise funds to purchase a permanent location to offer even more services as well as ensure we are able to feed and clothe as many people as we can without being forced to turn anyone away. Please join us for a night of fun and fundraising to celebrate the service We Rise Above the Streets Recovery Inc. has provided to the poor the homeless in Syracuse. We will be having special guest speakers, an amazing dinner, and a bake sale of homemade treats, SEE YOU THERE!!IfWeEatTheyEat


Syracuse Canvassing for Health Care for All, District 50

Tuesday August 21st  6 PM – 9 PM 114 E Gate Rd. Camillus, NY 13031
Conversations about experiences with the for-profit health system are proven to be the most effective method to grow support for New York Health and Medicare for All. That’s why Campaign for NY Health volunteers are canvassing door to door to talk with people in our community about the healthcare system. District 50 is a very important district for NY state Health – join us!

Before beginning door-knocking, we will begin with a training that has been developed by organizers with National Nurses United to prepare us to have meaningful one-on-one conversations about the NY Health Act and Medicare for All. Then, in pairs, we will canvass door-to-door to talk with community members, to hear about their experiences with the current healthcare system, and to invite them to support the New York Health Act and Medicare for All. To transform the healthcare system for all of us, we need everyone! Everybody in, nobody out!

CONTACT Elaine ·
Please RSVP if you plan to attend. This helps with preparing materials.


Bi-weekly Meeting/Reunión Quincenal

Tuesday August 21st 6:30 PM – 8:30 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.
Reunión quincenal. Cualquier persona interesada en unirse es bienvenida. Nos reuniremos en el área común en el segundo piso. Silla de ruedas accesible. Por favor, no use ninguna fragancia. Traducción en español puede ser proporcionada.


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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