CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Event Calendar December 11-18


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!


Eyewitness Report from the Border & the Fight for Free Movement hosted by ISO, Syracuse

Tuesday December 11th 7 PM – 9 PM @ ArtRage Gallery  505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse


Join us for an eyewitness report from the migrant caravan in Tijuana and a discussion about how activist groups in Syracuse can work together to advance the struggle for free movement in Central NY and against the rise of nationalism, xenophobia, and racism.
Since Trump’s election we have seen the troubling rise of (white) nationalism, xenophobia, and racism manifest in far right politics and in state policy. ICE continues to detain people seeking to exercise their right to migrate and kidnap community members who have long settled in these lands. Thousands of children are still being held in “detention camps,” while migrants at the border are being tear-gassed by an administration that has given the green light to right-wing militias and anti-immigrant vigilantes.

Although this event is being held a day later, we are in solidarity with the Day Against Fascism and Racism, and urge everyone who is disturbed by racist border policies and by the re-emergence of fascist groups to join us. #allagainstfascism #allagainstracism
The purpose of this meeting is to hear a report from a local activist, Sheila Sicilia, who traveled to work in solidarity with the people gathering at the border in Tijuana. We will also discuss strategies for building the fight for freedom of movement in CNY over the coming year.
Please invite local community members and activists!

Community For The Grid Fundraiser

Wednesday December 12th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM · Munjed’s Middle Eastern & Greek Cafe’ 505 Westcott St.

 Raising funds to launch an educational outreach campaign that will build support for the Community Grid.
Hear from local activists, urban developers, members of the Common Council, and the Walsh Administration.
Suggested donation $100, but all smaller or larger contribution levels are welcome.

 SPARK Holiday Market opening reception

Thursday Dec 13th 5 PM – 10 PM · Spark Contemporary Art Space

 A Consignment-style Art Market for the Holidays.

Opening reception Thursday December 13th (5p – 10p)>
Market then runs daily until December 24th (12p – 8p).

Submissions must be received by December 09, No Entry Fee.
70% (artist) / 30% (venue) commission.

To Enter or gather more info, please email:

 Witness to Injustice: Unraveling US and Indigenous History

Thursday December 13th 6 PM – 8:30 PM · Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center 6680 Onondaga Lake Pkwy

Thursday, December 13th: Join us at the Skä·noñh Center in Liverpool for an exercise by the Neighbors of Onondaga Nation (NOON) called Witness to Injustice: Unraveling US and Indigenous History adapted from the KAIROS Blanket Exercise. This is a 2-hour interactive group exercise that invites participants to experience: colonization, conquest, and attempted genocide of the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (the North American Continent). Witness to Injustice is a participatory exercise designed to raise awareness of European conquest and Indigenous resistance and survival through the use of meaningful quotes and blankets representing the lands of Turtle Island. Participants engage in an experiential history lesson designed in a way that can’t be provided by reading a book. To participate in this rich group exercise you will need to reserve a spot and it will cost $12 per participant. There is a maximum of 35 people for this group exercise. It will be held on December 13, 2018 from 6 to 8:30 pm. To reserve a spot call (315) 453-6767 or email: .

 Winter Warmth Workshop with Wine! Hosted by HeatSmart CNY and AGREE

Thursday December 13th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM · ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse

 Come celebrate the season with HeatSmart CNY, our installers, and local Finger Lakes wineries!

How better to celebrate the holiday season than with a gathering to discuss how to stay warm while addressing climate change and saving money.

Join us for local wine, meet our partner installers, and learn how we can help you weatherize your home and switch your heating and cooling system to something more environmentally and pocketbook friendly.

Let us help you give the gift of a cleaner environment to yourself, your community, and future generations.

 Education Justice In Syracuse

Friday December 14th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM · South West Community Center, 401 South Avenue, Syracuse

 Come and join us Friday, December 14th from 6:30-8:30. Our friends from Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) are coming to help us learn how the NY State budget short changes the Syracuse city school district and help us create an action plan to make our voices heard and get the funding our schools are owed and need.

 Rally For The Grid

Saturday December 15th 11 AM – 12 PM · City Hall Commons 201 E Washington St, Syracuse

 Indoor rally at City Hall Commons Atrium.
Bringing together community members and advocates, building awareness and support for the Community Grid option replacing the elevated portion of I-81.
Speakers include Assemblyman Al Stirpe, Mayor Ben Walsh, State Senator Elect Rachel May, Common Councilor Joe Driscoll, and many more!
Held in the City Hall Commons Atrium, Saturday December 15th, at 11 am. Free Event. All supporters welcome.

 Cena Navideña

Saturday December 15th 6 PM – 8 PM · 2013 East Genesee Street Syracuse NY 13210

 Members, Allies, and Friends of the Workers’ Center of Central New York Come and celebrate the Holidays with a “Cena Navideña” or Christmas Dinner. All are welcome to join in the festivities where members and friends will give special recognition to the allies who support us in our stuggles. If you are a member or a friend who would like to help, bringing a dish will be greatly appreciated!

 Syracuse Community Choir Concert: Sacred Earth, Precious Life

Saturday December 15th 7 PM – 10 PM · Saint Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, East Fayette St, Syracuse


Singing Songs of Peace and Social Justice.

Syracuse Community Choir Winter Solstice Concert:

Sacred Earth Precious Life

With presentation of 2018 People’s Peace Award to Joe Heath, Esq., Chief counsel for the Onondaga Nation, Environmental and Justice Activist

No one is turned away at the door. Tickets at the door with sliding scale 15-25, or less if you need to. Children Free!

 Geothermal Open House – Thomas Residence

Sunday December 16th 2 PM – 4:30 PM · 248 Bryant Ave Syracuse, NY

 Join us at the home of Kyle Thomas, to tour his home, heated by a vertical well geothermal system in the Tipperary Hill neighborhood of Syracuse. This is an excellent example of an urban geothermal installation!

 CNY Solidarity meeting: Update from the Workers Center

Sunday December 16th 3 PM – 5 PM · Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E Fayette St, Syracuse

 Please join us for our twice a month CNY solidarity coalition meeting. In the first hour we will hear from organizers from the Workers Center of CNY with an update on immigration and organizing efforts. In the second hour, CNYSC committees will meet.

Park Central Presbyterian is an accessible facility. Please use the side entrance on Fayette street to the elevator to the ground floor meeting space. There is a small parking lot across Fayette street from the church as well as ample street parking.

 One Song For Peace

Sunday December 16th 5 PM – 9 PM · The Palace Theatre Syracuse, 2384 James St.


One Song. One community. Rally 4 Peace.
Take a stand against violence.
Over 50 local artists sing one song for peace.
FREE event.

 Please save the date for the upcoming events:

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

 Semi annual membership meeting and our coordinating committee/board elections. 

 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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