CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Events – October 2 – 9



Syracuse Peace Council’s Street Heat

Tuesday October 2nd 4:15 – 5 PM Hancock Airbase, opposite main gate 6000 E. Molloy Rd

Saturday October 6th   9 AM – 9:45 AM by Regional Market Main Entrance Syracuse

Tuesday October 9th 4:15 PM – 5 PM at intersection of Adams and Almond St, Syracuse

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


Justice for Palestine Street Heat Thursday  Oct 4th 4:30pm  East Genesee St. and Erie Blvd, Dewitt


Bi-weekly Meeting/Reunión Quincenal

Tuesday October 2nd 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.


Beyond the Muslim Ban and Xenophobia in the Current Political Era

Wednesday October 3rd 4 PM Reilley Room @ Lemoyne College

Featuring Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, Central New York Director for the NYCLU.

Yusuf Abdul-Qadir co-manages their statewide AMEMSA work, is responsible for an ambitious portfolio of civil rights and liberties issues including ending solitary confinement, desegregating Onondaga County schools, police accountability and transparency, education equity and other issues and is the organization’s representative covering 8 counties across Central New York.

This program is FREE and open to the public.


All In: Solidarity Takes Disability Justice

Wednesday October 3rd  7pm  – 9pm  SU Watson Theater

Celebrating disability rights activists Lydia X.Z. Brown and Shain M. Neumeier’s impactful, scholarly-activist work, the event will highlight the intersections of disability, race, gender, sexual orientation, and global and local identities, among other timely subjects.

Brown and Neumeier will give a presentation from 7 to 8 p.m. in Watson Theater, followed by a reception and book signing of “All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism,” of which Brown is the lead editor, from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Light Work lobby. Inclusive refreshments will be served. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided during the presentation and reception/book signing, and Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) will be provided during the presentation.

Parking is available in the Marion lot; those who need accessible parking may use the Q5 lot. Questions pertaining to parking may be addressed to Dee Bailey at A campus parking map is available online at For other accommodation requests or questions, contact


Report to the Community on Domestic & Sexual Violence

Thursday October 4th 12 PM  – 1:15 PM @ Syracuse City Hall

Join Vera House for its 29th Annual Report to the Community on Domestic & Sexual Violence on October 4th at City Hall.

We’ll recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a flag raising ceremony with Mayor Ben Walsh. The program will also feature survivor truths,”The Power of One” and highlights from the work our community has done over the past year to respond to domestic and sexual violence.

ArtRage 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Thursday October 4th 6:30 PM – 9 PM Pascale Bistro at Drumlins 800 Nottingham Rd. Syracuse

ArtRage Has Reached A Milestone!

Help Us Celebrate 10 Years of Bringing Social Justice Art to Syracuse.

Join us for this special event where we celebrate the ArtRage’s founders,
Dik Cool, Rose Viviano and Ruth Putter and our 10 years of exhibiting Activist Art!

Food stations, cash bar, short program and entertainment.

Tickets are sliding scale $75-$125 per person.
You can also sponsor attendance for an artist or volunteer

Reserve your spot by following the link or call us to pay over the phone (315) 218-5711.


On the Ground with OGs Anti-Violence Walk Westside

Friday October 5th 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM @ Geddes St and Shonnard St, Syracuse

Join Cliff Ryan and others to walk through westside neighborhoods to make connections with and offer support to the community, spreading the the anti-violence message of Cliff Ryan and OGs Against Violence.


Invisible People: Video Storytelling with Mark Horvath

Saturday October 6th 6 PM – 8 PM @ ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse

Join us for a special evening with Syracuse’s Mark Horvath, founder of Invisible People an innovative storytelling organization changing the way we think about people experiencing homelessness.

Everyone talks about social media’s potential to democratize and empower those less fortunate. Mark actually makes that happen. Mark, or @hardlynormal as the Internet knows him, is an internationally recognized activist who tells the story of the countless individuals without a voice– those living in shelters, motels, tents, alongside streets and under highway bridges. His platform is one of the most revolutionary and poignant storytelling destinations we’ve ever seen on the web. Mark’s work is extraordinary because he not only helps solve the systemic, scaled problems of homelessness by destroying stereotypes, but he also helps singular individuals, every day.

Since its launch in November 2008, Invisible People has leveraged the power of video and the massive reach of social media to share the compelling, gritty, and unfiltered stories of homeless people from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.


Mental Health Awareness Rally

Sunday October 7th 2 PM – 4 PM @ Clinton Square Montgomery St, Syracuse 

Syracuse Students For Change will be hosting a rally on Sunday to address the stigma surrounding mental health and raise awareness of and information about the importance of mental health care.

Some speakers include:
Cathy Cave – National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health
Al-amin Muhammad – We Rise Above the Streets
Noel Hunter (Doctor of Psychology) – Clinical psychologist and author of “Trauma and Madness in Mental Health Services”
Michael Gilbert (Doctor of Psychology) – School psychologist and director of a community nonprofit
Amy Doyle – Board Certified Nutrition Specialist
This list will likely be expanded.

Please contact Syracuse Students for Change if your organization wishes to have a booth at this event.
Our email is


Sanctuary Workshop – Educate Advocate Accompany

Monday October 8th 9 AM – 2 PM @ May Memorial Unitarian 3800 E Genesee St, Syr

The CNY Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition is hosting an informative and powerful workshop on Monday, October 8th.
What is Sanctuary?
Is your Faith Community considering becoming a Sanctuary Congregation?
How can you become engaged?

Join us at the one-hour Welcoming Assembly in the Sanctuary of May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society.
Guest speaker, Rev. Justo Gonzalez, former Pastor of Pilgrim-St. Luke’s and El Nuevo Camino Church, U.C.C. in Buffalo, challenges “We’re willing to take that risk because it is our call to justice, and this is how we live our faith.”


Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

Monday October 8th 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM @ Columbus Circle Syracuse 

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day! We come together to acknowledge the sovereignty and history of indigenous peoples of Turtle Island as well as the traumatic legacy of Christopher Columbus’s actions here. We will meet at Columbus Circle in Downtown Syracuse at 4:30 pm on Monday, October 8th to commune with local speakers and artists. Hosted by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation.

In case of inclement weather, we will meet nearby in Plymouth Church- 232 E. Onondaga St.


Bi-monthly SPAARC Meeting

Monday October 8th 6 PM @ NYCLU offices 499 S Warren St, Syracuse

Bi-Monthly meeting of the Syracuse Police Accountability and Reform Coalition


Syracuse Lead Prevention Coalition

Monday October 8th 6 PM – 7:30 PM @ 500 W Genesee St, Syracuse

Syracuse has one of the nation’s highest rates of lead exposure for children. Our monthly meetings have brought together concerned citizens, non-profit workers, elected officials, and other community organizers.
This month we will be developing an action plan, and discussing the path forward with coalition building. We will be joined by Legal Services CNY, and hear about their efforts canvassing and community outreach.
Please come join us and build the political to create long term, sustainable change.


NY Energy Efficiency Forum & Call-In Webinar

Monday October 8th 7 PM – 8:30 PM @ your phone or computer

This fall NYSERDA and the PSC are conducting meetings across the state to solicit feedback on NY’s proposals for implementing the new energy efficiency standard, with a specific focus on how the concerns of low-and-moderate income ratepayers can be fairly addressed by this process and statewide energy policy more broadly. We want 1) to make sure that ratepayers – and specifically ratepayers from communities that pay a disproportionate share of income on energy bills – are leading the decision making process on energy efficiency and 2) to showcase how energy efficiency impacts the lives of everyday New Yorkers via our own stories.

Join us Monday, October 8 at 7pm for a webinar on the energy efficiency white paper and the policy-making process. Prepare for a) an important October 9 call-in day to the Public Service Commission and b) the upcoming stakeholder forums in Syracuse (October 9), Binghamton (October 23), Deer Park (October 25), and the Bronx (October 31).

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android at the following link:


Regulated Marijuana Listening Session in Syracuse

Tuesday October 9th 6 PM – 8 PM @ DoubleTree 6301 State Rte 298 E Syracuse

Listening sessions began in early September and will be completed by mid-October. All sessions will be from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Doors will open at 5:30 PM. The sessions are open to the public, and to accommodate all those planning to attend, pre-registration is encouraged.

Before attending one of the 15 Regulated Marijuana Listening Sessions, learn more about how reforming marijuana laws is a social, racial, and economic justice issue.
From the Drug Policy Alliance:


Is Rapprochement with North Korea Merely a Midsummer’s Dream?

Tuesday October 9th 7 PM @ ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse

Featuring: Fred Carriere, Political Science Professor at Syracuse University

Frederick Carriere is a research professor of political science and the director of the Korean Peninsula Affairs Center in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Carriere’s professional experience includes a 30-year career as an administrator in the nonprofit sector, initially as the executive director of the Fulbright Program in Seoul, Korea and later as the executive vice president of The Korea Society in New York City. He lived and worked in South Korea for 24 years, from 1969 to 1993.

Carriere will share latest developments with North Korea and how ordinary people can promote diplomacy and prevent nuclear disaster. Carriere calls the situation between the US and N. Korea
a “moving target”. He sees both the possibility of a significant deal, but also greater peril, as the mid-term election approaches and the “limited rational policy-solving ‘bandwidth’ of our
political system is maximally strained”.

Sponsored by the Beyond War and Militarism Committee of the Syracuse Peace Council and CNY Solidarity Coalition.



Save the date and pre-register:

Rule of Law: An Endangered Species? Speakers Tom Keck, David Driesen, and Yusuf Abdul-Qadir. Wednesday October 10th 6:30 PM University United Methodist

Vegan Zombie cooking demo Wednesday October 10th 7PM at May Memorial 3800 E Genesee

Making Change: Community Organizing Basics Workshop facilitated by Andy Mager and Jessica Maxwell of RiseUp. Saturday October 13th 9 AM – 12:30 PM 204 Maxwell Hall Syracuse University.

 To register for Basics of Organizing, please send an email to


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