CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Event Calendar – Sept 11 – 18



Syracuse Peace Council’s Street Heat

Tuesday Sept 11th 4:15 – 5 PM Erie Blvd East and E Genesee  St. in Dewitt

Saturday September 15th  9 AM – 9:45 AM by Regional Market Main Entrance Syracuse

Tuesday September 18th 4:15 PM – 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


Social Justice Organizing in the Age of Trump

Wednesday September 12th 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM @ 400 Eggers Hall, the PARCC Conf Rm.

SU’s Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration hosts a conversation with CNY Solidarity member Andy Mager on social justice organizing in the age of Trump. Free and open to the public.


Why do socialists talk so much about workers?

Wednesday September 12th 7 PM – 8:30 PM @ ISO, Hall of Langauages 500, SU Campus

Socialists talk a lot about workers power, but some questions aren’t always answered. Who makes up the “working class”, and why are we so convinced that it is the working class which has the ability to change the world? Come join the conversation, as we discuss what makes the working class unique, and why it matters.

Navigating Landscapes: Law (Syracuse) hosted by Planned Parenthood Central &Western NY

Thursday September 13th 6 PM – 8 PM @ Marriott Syracuse Downtown 

Over the course of 12 months, PPCWNY will host a four-part series delving into important issues relating to facing our clients.

The Navigating Landscapes Series will explore how the intersections of core issues like housing, law and finance imact the health of our clients, our neightbors and our community.

Join us on September 13th for a fascinating evening focusing on our first topic: legal issues. Our panel will discuss topics from including employment and housing law and how it impacts the health of the people of Syracuse – people Planned Parenthood Cares for. No matter what.


Project Wild Thing: Film Screening & Discussion

Thursday September 13th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse

Presented as part of The Gifford Foundation “What If…” Film Series. In partnership with Alchemical Nursery and Creatures in the Wild.
#Wild Time. There is a a growing understanding that our children need more of it in their lives and that if we design family life, our communities and our schools so that we provide more of it then we can all thrive.
Filmmaker, David Bond is concerned. His kids’ waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing, and a screen dependence threatening to turn them into glassy-eyed zombies. Like city kids everywhere, they spend way too much time indoors – not like it was back in his day. He decides it’s time to get back to nature – literally. In an attempt to compete with the brands, which take up a third of his daughter’s life, Bond appoints himself Marketing Director for Nature. David’s humorous journey unearths some painful truths about modern family life.

Race, Religion, and Surveillance in the National Security State

Thursday September 13th 7 PM – 8:30 PM @ Slocum 214 Syracuse Univ campus

Dr. Sylvester A. Johnson, Assistant Vice Provost for the Humanities at Virginia Tech will be giving a lecture on September 13th, “Race, Religion, and Surveillance in the National Security State” as part of the RGO Speaker Series. The lecture will address Islam, Christian nationalism, technologies of surveillance, and current practices of racializing religion. It will take place in Slocum 214 at 7:00 pm. The talk is funded by the Graduate Student Organization, sponsored by the Religion Graduate Organization, Cultural Foundations of Education, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and hosted by the Department of Religion at Syracuse University.


The Lender Center for Social Justice Inaugural Symposium

Friday September 14th 1 PM to 5:30 PM @ Martin J. Whitman School of Management

The Lender Center for Social Justice will officially launch along with the “Doing Good” inaugural symposium on Friday, Sept. 14. The symposium will host panel discussions which will begin at 1 p.m., and conclude with a keynote presentation from Kevin Kumashiro, Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice.
There will be CART and ASL interpreters available throughout this event. Please communicate any accommodation needs to us ASAP.

Volunteer Craft Day

Friday September 14th 5 PM to 7 PM @ 2013 E Genesee St, Syracuse

Come join us for a volunteer craft making day at the Workers’ Center!

We are in need of volunteers to help us make things like buttons, mirrors, keychains, banners, etc. and prepare materials for our table at the Wescott Street Fair this September 23rd. Anyone with sewing skills would be especially helpful.

We will be holding 2 volunteer days for this: September 14th and September 21st
Both days will be starting at 5:00pm.

Cups for a Cause 2018

Friday September 14th 5 PM – 8 PM @ Benjamin’s On Franklin

Join the Independent Potters Association as we benefit A Tiny Home For Good at Benjamin’s on Franklin in Armory Square, Syracuse on Sept 14. The IPA’s main event of the year, join us for a night of great food, beer on tap from Middle Ages Brewery, wine from Bogle Wineries and live music.

$25/ person
for an additional donation of $50 you will select a set of cups made by an IPA member or another donating artist to take home!

100% of proceeds will go to A Tiny Home For Good, a non-profit organization here in Syracuse. They are dedicated to ending homelessness by building tiny homes in the community. Lately the focus has been on supporting retired US Veterans.

CUBA at La Casita

Friday September 14th 6 PM – 8 PM @ La Casita Cultural Center

CUBA: the stories, the music and dance, the art and cuisine!
Join us for a grand opening event to kick-off a new season at

CUBA is a collection of paintings, photography, video, memorabilia and cultural relics. La Casita’s opening event will also showcase GREAT music, dancing and a delicious tasting of traditional Caribbean cuisine.

Directly from the margins, six Cuban Syracuse-based artists and scholars, examine life in Cuba and the refugee experience within our own community through visual and personal narratives.

Prognosis: Poor

Friday September 14th – 23rd  @ 219 S West St, 2nd Floor Studio, Syracuse                            

Building Company Theater Presents: Prognosis: Poor – the beauty and perils of doing your part to save the world.
A funny – tragic, magical – real fantastical adventure story. The premiere of the theatrical adaption of the book, Prognosis: Poor by Dr. Frances Southwick, DO.   Run time – About 80 mins

Solidarity with Maleatra

Saturday September 15th 2 PM – 3 PM @ Syracuse City Hall 233 E Washington St, Syracuse

Maleatra was sexually assaulted by a Syracuse Police officer on Valentine’s Day in 2015. She called to report her teenage daughter missing, in return, officer Chester Thompson RAPED her in front of her new born son.

2016, Maleatra filed a suit against Thompson, The SPD & several higher ups. Thompson had a known history of sexual assault but was never investigated or called out by fellow officers. They ignored it to protect a fellow officer.

We ask you to stand with her in solidarity as she fights against this corrupt system. We Demand Justice for Maleatra!

Beneath the Surface at OHA, Sundays in September

Sunday September 16th 2 PM – 3:30 PM @ Onondaga Historical Association

Beneath the Surface: The Storied History of Onondaga Lake covers the amazing history of the lake and the remarkable impact it has had on our American Way of Life over the past six centuries.
The film begins at 2:00pm at the Onondaga Historical Association Auditorium on September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Admission is $5 for OHA Members and $7 for the general public available at the door only.

CNY Poor Peoples Campaign Regional Meeting Lunch in the Park

Sunday, Sept. 16, 1:00-3:00 p.m.  @ Thornden Park Pavilion (near the playground) Syracuse

Some members of the regional committee will arrive early to setup, so we can sit down to eat soon after 1:00 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass and chairs.  There are picnic tables, but no facilities for cooking on-site, so we encourage people to bring food which can be served cold or at “room” temperature. The pavilion is accessible for those with limited mobility.

CNY Solidarity Coalition Meeting

Sunday September 16th 4 PM – 6 PM @ Bishop Harrison Center 1340 Lancaster Ave Syracuse

Please join us at 4pm for a general coalition meeting followed by committee breakouts.

At 4pm we will be discussing and participating in our ongoing anti-oppression initiatives and trainings. Please join us and come ready to participate!


We have two new committees – if you would like to join our Distribution committee to distribute brochures contact If you would like to join the Welcome New Members committee please contact

The Bishop Harrison Center is an accessible facility. Use the entrance nearest the All Saints chapel for the elevator to the ground floor meeting space.


No Good Morning, No Good Night: Witnessing the Ongoing Nakba

Sunday September 16th 5 PM – 6:30 PM @ Pewter Spoon Café 87 Albany St Cazenovia

No Good Morning, No Good Night: Witnessing the Ongoing Nakba in Palestine

Join the Justice for Palestine Committee for an informal presentation and dinner discussion with Julia Ganson, Julia Fuleihan, Mary Kuhn, and Ron VanNorstrand about their recent visit to the West Bank, and their accounts of occupation, oppression, and popular resistance to the ongoing Nakba in Palestine.

This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy great food and great company!

Our venue is a small space, so we’d like a count of how many people will be there (to avoid having to turn anyone away). If you plan to join us, please RSVP here:


The Social and Ecological Imperatives of War Abolition

Monday September 17th 7 PM @ ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse

Join the Beyond War and Militarism Committee of the Syracuse Peace Council and CNY Solidarity Coalition in welcoming Greta Zarro, Organizing Director of World Beyond War.

Previously a community organizer with the leading non-profit Food and Water Watch, Greta worked on issues related to fracking, genetically engineered foods, climate change, and the corporate control of our common resources.

Free and open to the public. ArtRage is an accessible facility.


Save the date:

Teach-In Rule of Law: An Endangered Species? Wed Oct 10th 6:30 PM UUMC Syracuse

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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