CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Calendar – Nov 6- 13

Tuesday November 6: Election Day is here!

Polls open 6am to 9pm statewide. Click here to find your polling place. Reach out to all your friends and family and make sure they vote as well.

Celebrate all your hard work this evening as the votes come in! :

Green Party Syracuse Election Night Party! Support Howie & Frank

Tuesday November 6th 9 PM @ 316 S Clinton St, Syracuse


Democratic Unity Election Night Party

Tuesday November 6th 9 PM @ Marriott Syracuse Downtown


Syracuse Peace Council’s Street

Tuesday November 6th 4:15 PM – 5 PM at 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 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

 Help us Protect the Bald Eagles of Onondaga at Onondaga County Legislative Session

Wed November 7, 1:00 PM  County Court House Room 407 401 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY 13202

Murphy’s Island, at the south end of Onondaga Lake, provides adequate roosting habitat for bald eagles.

Last December, the Onondaga County Legislature agreed, as part of an amended

resolution, to ask County Officials to locate the proposed 1-mile Murphy’s Island trail

extension near the railroad tracks, away from the Bald Eagle roosting area. Onondaga

Audubon supported this as the best possible option for trail placement, barring keeping a

trail off of Murphy’s Island completely.

 We have recently learned that the County intends to go back on this agreement and place

an additional trail along the shoreline, which has the greatest potential to disturb roosting

eagles. During a recent site visit, as many as 3 Bald Eagles were pushed off their roosts

by County Officials who were inspecting the potential path placement areas.

 What you can do:

1. Call and e-mail your county officials to request that this trail not be placed along the

shoreline. Please contact:

a. Your local County Legislator (

b. Ryan McMahon, the incoming County Executive

(315) 435-2070,

c. Travis Glazier, Director, Office of the Environment

(315) 435-2647,

d. Michael Plochocki, Chair, Environmental Protection Committee

(315) 435-2070,

2. Attend the next Onondaga County Legislative Session. You can bring your own letter to

read or remain in the gallery showing support.

 Smacked! Heroin Addiction and Recovery in Rural America

Thursday November 8th ^PM – 8 PM · Le Moyne College, College Center/James Commons

 A screening of the 65 minute award-winning documentary, “SMACKED! Heroin Addiction and Recovery in Rural America,” explores the opioid crisis revealing how stigma surrounding addiction affects recovery. Success stories are depicted, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Jessica Vechhione, and area recovery professionals and others to better understand recovery initiatives in Central New York w/ opportunity for Q&A.

Registration is encouraged at

The doors open at 5:30pm. Parking in Lot C on the LeMoyne College campus is suggested. Light refreshment will be served.

 Community Hearing on Youth Being Hurt by Violence

Thursday November 8th 7 PM – 9 PM  · University United Methodist Church-Syracuse, NY

 14 young people have been shot or stabbed since early September in Syracuse. So far, the official responses have been to blame youth instead of reaching out to them in support. Families are struggling with the stress of living in a war zone, under constant threat. Rather than trying to place blame, we need to come together as a resilient community to understand each other’s truth.

All people – youth and elders – are invited to join us on Nov. 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m. to listen to each other, and speak out on this epidemic of violence. The emphasis of this event is on community members, who are affected by the stress of living in neighborhoods that are being torn apart by violence. We ask that any/all public officials in attendance listen and reflect on the stories that are shared, and assure that people are heard.

This event is hosted by the CNY Regional Organizers of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival. This listening session will be held at University United Methodist Church, 324 University Avenue (off of E. Genesee St.). Parking is available in the lot across from the church on University Avenue. This location is also on several Centro bus routes (using E. Fayette or E. Genesee Sts.). The session will be in the church’s Fellowship Hall, which is accessible for those with mobility concerns. Refreshments will be provided.

Please mark your calendar to join us AND consider forwarding this event to friends, colleagues, and organizations who would be interested in participating in this event. The more people who can speak about this epidemic of violence and the impact on their lives, as well as bear witness to the stories that are told, the better.

Questions about this event can be sent to

 CNY chapter NYCLU Listening Tour Surrounding Project I-81: Racial Injustice and Economic Exclusion

Friday November 9th 6 PM – 8 PM Eat To Live Café 2323 S Salina St. Syracuse

Speakers: Lanessa L. Chaplin

Moderator: Latoya Allen.

Sponsored by 4th district councilor Latoya Allen. Contact Lanessa Chaplin with questions.

Refreshments will be served.

 Stitching Stories: The Quilts of Ellen Blalock -Reception

Saturday November 10th 7 PM – 9 PM · ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Avenue

Join us for the opening reception of STITCHING STORIES: Thread, Needle, Narrative. The Quilts of Ellen M. Blalock.
The exhibition will be on view until January 12, 2019

Syracuse artist, Ellen M. Blalock is an accomplished multi-disciplinary artist who is known for her photography, video and fiber art. Ellen connects with the rich history of fiber arts found throughout the African Diaspora and her work is part of the African American quilting tradition of story quilts. Stitching Stories includes a broad array of her quilting work from the past 20 years as well as the first three quilts from a new series of work dealing with mental health in the African American community.

 Reclaim Armistice Day   Join a Vigil to Commemorate the True Meaning of Armistice Day

Sunday November 11th 10:30 AM  · Billings Park, S Salina St& E Adams St, Syracuse, NY

 On the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, Sunday, November 11, Veterans for Peace and the Beyond War and Militarism Committee will hold a vigil from 10:30-11:00am at Billings Park (S. Salina St. & E. Adams St, Syracuse) to commemorate and restore the true purpose of Armistice Day. We will gather near the WWI memorial monument in the park, and the bells of our city will ring out at 11am in remembrance of the joy and celebration of peace. 

Veterans for Peace member Ron VanNorstrand stated, “100 years ago, WWI had just ended; nations mourned their dead and collectively called for an end to all wars. Armistice Day was born and designated ‘a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated.’ For more than 35 years each November 11th bells were rung around the world to commemorate that peaceful pledge, at the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.” Ron added, “After World War II the U.S. Congress renamed November 11 as Veterans Day and the annual dedication to world peace morphed into honoring the military and glorifying war. Armistice Day changed from a day for peace into a day for displays of militarism. We need to reclaim the original meaning of Armistice Day.”

Veterans for Peace Chapter 51 and the Beyond War and Militarism Committee of the Syracuse Peace Council and CNY Solidarity Coalition are co-sponsoring the event.

 For questions contact ( or Ron (

 CNY Solidarity Pizza & Potluck : Campaign Successes and Building our Vision Beyond the Midterms

Sun Nov 11th 3 PM – 5 PM · Bishop Harrison Diocesan Center

 Pizza and Potluck. We will have an informal gathering over the sharing of food. CNY Solidarity will provide pizza and we are asking people to bring a salad or desert to pass. 

Join us to celebrate and process all the hard work of the campaigns and help us in our vision for the upcoming year! 

Bishop Harrison is an accessible facility. The elevator to the ground floor meeting space is via the entrance nearest All saints chapel.

 Bi-monthly SPAARC Meeting

Monday November 12th 5:15 PM · 499 S Warren St, Syracuse

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

 Syracuse Lead Prevention Coalition

Monday November 12th 6 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.

 Town Hall – Incoming County Executive J. Ryan McMahon, II

Tuesday November 13th 7 PM at Onondaga Community College

 FOCUS Greater Syracuse and Leadership Greater Syracuse have teamed up to co-host a town hall with the incoming Onondaga County Executive. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

 Please save the date for the upcoming events:

Dec 1-2: Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival. More details here.

Sun, Dec. 2: CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting. 3-5pm, location Bishop Harrison Center. Update on visioning process and discussion of our recent electoral policy.

Sun, Dec.16: CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting. 3-5pm, location TBD. Focus: Update on Immigration issues by organizers of the Workers Center

Sun Jan 6:  CNY Solidarity Coalition meeting 3-5 pm, location Bishop Harrison.

 Semi annual membership meeting and our coordinating committee/board elections. All CNYSC committees invited to attend to share their vision for the upcoming year.

 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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