CNY Solidarity Coalition

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Community Outreach Event Calendar – Oct 16 – 23


Katko/Ryan Fundraiser Protest

Tuesday October 16th 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM @ Century Club 480 James St, Syr

Paul Ryan is in town to raise money for Katko – the guy who won’t meet with his constituents and publishes attack ads full of lies. Make a sign, bring a friend and come make some noise for an hour!

Syracuse Peace Council’s Street Heat

Tuesday October 16th 4:15 – 5 PM Hancock Airbase, opposite main gate 6000 E. Molloy

Saturday October 20th   9 AM – 9:45 AM by Regional Market Main Entrance Syracuse

Tuesday October 23rd4:15 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


Child Victims Act Rally with John Mannion

Wednesday October 17th 1 PM – 2 PM @ 233 E. Washington St steps of City Hall, Syr

Please attend a Fighting for Children PAC CVA Rally for John Mannion 50th District State Senate Dem Candidate. Steps of Syracuse City Hall.
All Welcome !

Syracuse DSA…studies socialism together!

Wednesday October 17th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ Community Library Dewitt 5110 Jamesville Rd, Dewitt

 For the fall study group, we are kicking things off with Danny Katch’s book, Socialism … Seriously. We’ll finish up the book by reading Chapter 6 thru the end . When we come together, we look forward to both discussion and group activities designed to help us put what we are reading into action. Refreshments provided.

The author says….

“The book’s title has a double meaning. On the one hand, I say “seriously” in the humble comedic sense … but I’m also saying that I’m dead serious and confident about these ideas and I think you should be too. I think the book maintains both of those tones throughout, which is important when you’re going back and forth between the revolutionary potential of socialism and the far different reality that we all face when we put down the book.

Even though it’s an introductory book, it’s not limited to the low hanging fruit aspects of socialism that are most acceptable in polite society: universal health care, taxing the rich, etc. It gets into why unfashionable concepts like the working class and revolution are still relevant in the 21st century, even as it acknowledges just why they’ve become so unfashionable even on the radical left.”

Socialism and Queer Liberation hosted by International Socialist organization – Syracuse

Wednesday October 17th 7 PM – 9 PM @ Hall of Languages 500, Syracuse

SU’s Hall of Languages, Room 500

The fight for queer liberation has never been more relevant. Trans persons are facing an epidemic of violence, and school violence is on the rise against LGBTQ students. Overall, the LGBTQ murder rate skyrocketed by 90% last year. Employment discrimination is rampant, LGBTQ persons have difficulty accessing health care, and the Trump administration threatens to dismantle protections won by our movement in the past.

This talk presents the history of queer liberation in order to provide inspiration about past struggles and lessons for our struggle today. From the 1960s organizations Gay Liberation Front and Gay Activists’ Alliance to militancy of ACT-UP in the 1980s, from the trans protests across the decades to the mass demonstration for marriage equality in 2009, we can see how organization and militancy have succeeded in challenging oppression and creating new identities and culture that changed our society–and that can keep building against ongoing violence and oppression.

 Possessing Harriet @ Syracuse Stage

 October 17th – November 4th @ Syracuse Stage

Freedom has a cost that the heart pays.

In 1839, Harriet Powell, a young, mixed-race, enslaved woman slips away from a hotel in Syracuse, New York, and escapes from the Southerner who owns her. With the aid of a mysterious free black man named Thomas Leonard, Harriet finds temporary safe harbor in an attic room at the home of impassioned abolitionist Gerrit Smith. With the slave catchers in pursuit, Harriet spends the hours before her nighttime departure on the dangerous journey to Canada in the company of Smith’s young cousin Elizabeth Cady, an outspoken advocate for women’s equality. Confronted with new and difficult ideas about race, identity, and equality, and with confusion, fear, and desperation multiplying, Harriet is forced to the precipice of radical self-re-imagination and a reckoning with the heartrending cost of freedom. A world premiere by award-winning playwright and Syracuse Stage associate artistic director Kyle Bass.

Join October 21 for the Syracuse Symposium panel discussion.

The Sexiest Government is Local Government – A Panel Discussion

Thursday October 18th @ 220 Eggers Hall, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, SU


Free Gaza – Demonstrations hosted by Syracuse Peace Council

Thursday October 18th 4:30 PM @ corner of E Genesee and Erie Blvd, Dewitt

Following the Great March of Return protests in Gaza between March 30, and May 15 (Nakba Day), 2018, Palestinians in Gaza have continued to protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence every Friday against the forced displacement of their families from their homes in 1948.

At least 180 Palestinians have been killed in these protests, and over 16,000 wounded, by Israeli military fire.

Our public presence aims to stand in solidarity with Gazans who continue to demand their internationally-recognized right to return to their homeland, and those who have died for the cause. Join us in bringing resistance to the occupation of Palestine to our community (bring a sign, or borrow one of ours)!

Black Leadership Coalition of CNY: Candidates Forum

Thursday October 18th 5:30 PM – 8 PM @ Eat to Live Food Cooperative 2323 S Salina St, Syracuse

Ahead of the upcoming midterm elections, the nonpartisan forum, hosted by the Black Leadership Coalition of CNY (BLC), will offer Central New York voters the opportunity to ask questions and hear from candidates running for local, state and federal appointments. Confirmed participants at the time of press release distribution include: Dana Balter, Janet Burman, Frank Cetera, Mike Greene, Rachel May, Ann Magnarelli, Mike Montes, Shadia Tadros and Jason Zeigler.

*As part of a commitment to non-partisanship, all parties are extended an invitation to participate.

In this policy-focused forum, candidates have been asked to participate in a moderated discussion to elaborate on their views and agenda regarding jobs, fair housing and equal education.

The Candidate Forum will be moderated by Gina Iliev, Equity Coalition Coordinator for Planned Parenthood and Yusuf Abdul Qadir, Director of the Civil Liberties Union of CNY. Some questions have been selected in advance of the forum by the BLC committee with the goal of obtaining relevant information from the candidates in a fair manner. Input from the public is also welcomed. Any resident who has a question to be considered for the forum can email “Candidate Questions” to: Gina Iliev by Tuesday, October 16, 11:59 p.m. EST.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Networking and Organizing Kickoff hosted by Onondaga County Young Democrats

Thursday October 18th 7 PM – (PM @ PressRoom Pub Historic Herald Square 220 Herald Place

Are you a Democrat between the ages of 16 and 40?

Are you feeling restless and wondering what you can do?

Do you want to meet others who are feeling the exact same thing?

Then join us at our inaugural networking and orgnizing meeting. We will be kicking off the Young Democrats over some pints and talking about how young people can make a difference in our county. The future starts with us and we want you to be apart of it! Come with ideas. Come with stories. Come with Energy. Come with the will to bring change.


Homeless, Where Do I Go? A Community Conversation

Thursday October 18th  @ The Palace Theatre 2384 James St, Syracuse

In Connection with ArtRage Gallery’s exhibition “Invisible People: Portraits of the Homeless by Neil Shigley” ArtRage Gallery is teaming up with John Tumino from In My Father’s Kitchen to help continue the conversation in our community about homelessness.
The recent viral video of a Dunkin’ employee dumping water on a homeless man in Syracuse has sparked outrage but it has also sparked conversation “On Sept. 30, a pitcher of water changed this community,” Tumino said. “But that pitcher is bringing us together.”

John Tumino, founder and directer of In My Father’s Kitchen will host a panel discussion with:

Megan Stuart (Director of the Housing and Homeless Coalition of Central New York)
Amber Vander Ploeg (Rescue Mission)
Kristian Allen (Catholic Charities)

PLEASE NOTE: This event was previously scheduled to be held at ArtRage Gallery. Thank you to the Palace Theater for the generous use of your space allowing us to have a larger conversation.


Queer(ing) Airwaves: QTPoC Media Symposium

Saturday October 20th   10 AM – 7 PM @ 319 Sims Hall Syracuse University

In honor of LGBTQ History Month, “Queer(ing) Airways” brings together Queer and Trans People of Color creators, activists, writers, podcast and video producers, and community members for a day to engage in conversations about the intersections of gender, sexuality, and race and working on new media. For more information or request accommodations, contact or (315) 443-3983.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Diamond Stylz of Marsha’s Plate: Black Trans Talk podcast
“Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Accessories”

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Sir Knight, SU alumnus and host of BlackTransTV channel on YouTube
“A Self Love Workshop” As Told By Sir Knight of BlackTransTV

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch and Conversation with Podcasters Nikeeta and Money, hosts of Queer WOC: The Podcast
“Writing, Producing, and Editing Your Own Podcast”

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Live Recording of Queer WOC: The Podcast

American Sign Language interpretation will be provided. For more information or to request accommodations, contact or (315) 443-3983.


Make Lead History Fundraiser

 Sunday, October 21st 2 PM – 8 PM @ The Palace Theatre 2384 James St, Syracuse

Lead poisoning is a crisis, affecting children in the city of Syracuse. Our musical community unites to help raise the awareness and funds to find a solution. Please join us on October 21st or donate to the cause. Suggested Donation $20 .

Performances by:
Joanne Shenandoah
Brownskin Band
Root Shock
Grupo Pagan
The Ripcords
Charley Orlando Music
Mage IX
DJ Maestro



– Lead Exposure is a crisis in the City Of Syracuse.

– On average 11% of children in Syracuse have an elevated blood level of 5 U/dL or greater. In some neighborhoods, the average is 20% or more.

-Elevated blood levels negatively impact a child’s growth, coordination, development, language skills, hearing, and nervous system.

– The primary cause of Lead exposure is from chipping paint found in the older housing stock. Windows and doorframe are the major culprit, due to friction.

– Houses built before 1978 are potential lead hazards. That includes over 90% of the housing stock in Syracuse.

– Rochester has developed a successful strategy that we can implement here.

-Come join the Syracuse Lead Prevention Coalition and help us develop a solution.

Bi-monthly SPAARC Meeting

Monday October 22nd 5:15 PM · 499 S Warren St, Syracuse, NY 13202-2603, United State

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


Nuclear Power – Promise or Peril?

Monday October 22nd 7 PM – 9 PM @ University United Methodist Church 324 Univ Ave, Syr

Public forum and debate on the promise or peril of nuclear power. Is nuclear needed to combat climate change or is it a disaster waiting to happen?

Jessica Azulay and Dr. Steven Penn will debate Ethan Bodnaruk, followed by an Audience Q&A session.

Jessica Azulay is Executive Director of the Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE)

Ethan Bodnaruk is a Wastewater Engineer and holds M.S. degrees in nuclear engineering (North Carolina State Univ) and ecological engineering (SUNY-ESF).

Dr. Steven Penn is a Physics Professor at Hobart & William Smith Colleges.

Disability and Inclusion in Ghana: The Kekeli Foundation

Tuesday October 23rd 12 PM – 1 PM · School of Education Huntington Hall  Syracuse University

This presentation is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Carrie Brown will be sharing information about the Kekeli Foundation and the work they do in Ghana.
This will include a photo presentation about the work with self-advocacy, inclusive education, and providing access to health care for persons with disabilities.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided during the presentation.

For other accommodation requests, or if you have any questions, please contact by 10/19/2018. Parking is available for a fee in the University Area Garage.
A Campus Parking Map is available online at:

This event is sponsored by the School of Education, the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education, and the Center on Human Policy. Celebrating Disability Awareness and Appreciation Month

Support Tadros for City Court at Maxwells

Tuesday October 23rd 5 PM – 7 PM @ Maxwells 122 E Genesee St, Syracuse

Come out to Maxwells on Tuesday the 23rd for some appetizers and a drink after work to support Shadia for City Court!


Bi-weekly Meeting/Reunión Quincenal

Tuesday October 23rd 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.


Pulitzer prize winning author Mathew Desmond “Evicted”

Tuesday October 23rd 7 PM – 9 PM @ Henninger High School 600 Robinson St, Syracuse

Dr. Matthew Desmond (MacArthur Genius Award recipient, Pulitzer Prize winner, founder of Evicted Lab, and Professor of Sociology at Princeton University) will visit Syracuse in October as part of an initiative led by Legal Services of Central New York to raise awareness and foster dialogue around the critical issues of evictions and housing stability in our community.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature Dr. Desmond discussing his groundbreaking book highlighting the reality of eviction for families and communities. The multimedia event will be interactive and will include questions from the audience.

Free Community Event with Dr. Matthew Desmond


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