CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Event Calendar Dec 4 – 11

Syracuse Peace Council’s Street Heat

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

 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

 Reinvest CNY Workshops:

Marcellus Workshop  Tuesday Dec 4th 6 PM  @ Marcellus Free Library 32 Maple St

Wescott Workshop  Monday December 10th 6:30 PM @ Wescott Community Center

 Join Reinvest CNY!  Learn what it means to integrate sustainability into your financial life, the steps that you can take, and the impact that it will have in Central New York, nationally, and around the world.

You’ll hear what the Divest, Reinvest, Engage model is, and how everyone in the community can use these tools to advocate for the causes they care most about. Every individual, organization and business can all participate!

Help us to reach out $5,000,000 reinvestment goal by participating in the campaign! We all have the power to influence change. From your spending to your savings, from your investments to your philanthropy, you can be a part of this movement.

 Beyond the Silence – Film Screening with the filmmaker

Tuesday December 4th, 7PM – 9 PM @ ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse

 This free community screening is in connection with “STITCHING STORIES: Thread, Needle, Narrative. The Quilts of Ellen M. Blalock” and the new series of quilts Blalock is creating on the theme of mental health in the African American community.

Meet the Filmmaker William Michael Barbee. William Michael Barbee is an Entrepreneur, Published Author, Movie Director, Producer, and Motivational Speaker. Join us for an important discussion on mental health issues facing our community.

Beyond the Silence is a feature-length, suspense movie that is loosely based on the novel ‘Clipped Wings They Do Fly’ by William Michael Barbee. The movie highlights the life of the lead character, ‘Billy Ray Michaels.’ Billy Ray suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder, compounded with Schizophrenia, and finds himself on trial for murder, a crime which he does not remember committing. Billy Ray is entangled in a world of confusion, of which, unbeknownst to him, he created.

 What’s next? Taking stock of another year under Trump.  hosted by ISO (International Socialist Organization) Syracuse

Wednesday December 5th 7 PM – 9 PM · Hall of Languages 500, Syracuse University

 Before the campus shuts down for the break, let’s take stock of what it’s been like for socialists and activists this year. What have we achieved, what’s worked, what hasn’t, and what should be our perspective going forward?

ACCESSIBILITY: For more information or accommodations, please email us at or contact us on Facebook.

 How do we heat and cool our homes more efficiently?

Friday December 7th 12 PM – 1:30 PM · Syracuse Center of Excellence 727 E Washington St, Syracuse


GreeningUSA’s next Green Bag Lunch features a presentation by HeatSmart CNY.
Many Central New York residences, businesses, and community buildings are
– cold and drafty (Brrr!)
– have aging inefficient furnaces
– run on expensive oil, propane, or baseboard electric.

HeatSmart CNY is a campaign to share information about connecting with free building assessments, incentives, and technologies to make your buildings more comfortable and cost-effective throughout the year AND healthier for you and the environment.
Lindsay Speer, Program Manager, HeatSmartCNY
Brendon Fox, Community Energy Advisor, Home Headquarters, Inc.

For more information about HeatSmartCNY and their upcoming workshops, please like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, or visit their website:
This event is free and open to the public but registration is REQUIRED due to limited seating.
PARKING NOTE: You must now pay to park in the CoE Parking Lot or risk being ticketed by Syracuse University. Metered passes may be purchased from one of the two parking kiosks in the lot – one near the pavilion on East Washington Street and the other near the eastern edge of the lot. Cost for a pass is $2.25 =1 hour, $4.50=2 hours


8th Annual Fair Trade Holiday Sale

Friday Dec7th  3 PM – 7 PM and Sat Dec 8th 10 AM – 4 PM · ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse

 Come to the ArtRage Gallery for your Holiday Shopping and help craftspeople from all over the world. This year we are hosting Fair Trade vendors: Guatemalan goods from Mayan Hands, holiday gifts from SERRV, textiles from India 

Bruce Block, baskets and candles from Africa and Fair Trade Organic Chocolate from Equal Exchange.

As always, ArtRage will have it’s gift shop open as well and we’ll offer Fair Trade Cocoa and cookies to our guests. It’s a fun and warm holiday tradition and we hope to see you there.


Manlius Art cinema 100th Year Birthday Celebration

Friday December 7th 6 PM – 9 PM · Manlius Art Cinema 135 E Seneca St, Manlius, NY

Birthday Celebration begins at 6:30pm w/Cake, followed by a guest Speaker at 6:45pm and then Box office will open as usual at 7:00pm.

Sponsored by: Manlius Chamber of Commerce, Tops Markets/Manlius


#IfWeEatTheyEat Community Fundraiser

Saturday December 8th 10 AM – 5 PM · The Palace Commons 2384 James Street, Syracuse

 Get to know We Rise Above The Streets! There will be a documentary and review of the work we have been doing in Syracuse. Please come out for an introduction, history and progress report on the organization. The fundraiser will be 

held on December 8, 2018 at The Palace Commons we hope that you will come see the beautiful work our community has accomplished together and the things we are planning to do. There will be a bake sale and 1/2 the cost of any 

purchased food from The Palance Commons will be donated to We Rise Above The Streets and special performance Joe Driscoll special keynote speaker Al-amin Muhammad See you there!


Moving healthcare, climate, and financial activism forward

Sunday December 9th 12 PM – 2 PM @ First Unitarian Universalist, 109 Waring Rd, Syracuse

Featuring a discussion of the next steps in getting universal healthcare, climate change solutions and how to best leverage your financial power.

Speakers: Katelyn Kriesel, Jim D’Aloisio, Sunny Aslam

All are welcome, there is no charge.

Speakers and audience discussion for first hour. Progressive groups are invited to come and table the second hour.


Bi-monthly SPAARC Meeting

Monday December 10th 5:15 PM · 499 S Warren St, Syracuse, NY

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


Syracuse Lead Prevention Coalition

Monday December 10th 6 PM · 500 W Genesee St, Syracuse, NY

 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.

 Uplift Syracuse General Meeting

Tuesday December 11th 6 PM – 7:30 PM · One Group – 706 N. Clinton Street, Syracuse

 With the midterms behind us, Uplift Syracuse is feeling refreshed and ready to hit the ground running with our next steps and action items for 2019. And we want YOU there!

Whether you’re an avid volunteer or someone that has been on the fence, we encourage everyone to come out and join our discussion about making a difference at the local level.

Our general meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 11th at One Group and will begin promptly at 6pm.

If you’re planning on joining us, please RSVP to this event or email Christina Whiteside at

We look forward to seeing everyone there!


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