CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Event Calendar Dec 18-25

Syracuse Industrial Development Agency (SIDA) Board Meeting

Tuesday December 18th 8:30 AM Common Council Chambers 3rd floor City Hall 233 E Washington St.

Our affiliate Urban Jobs Task Force makes a point to be at every SIDA board meeting. Interested member allies are encouraged to attend. There will be a public hearing on 3 projects at the SIDA board meeting: 1. Alan Byer Auto Sales on W Genesee St (tax benefit package $280,088)  2. The Acropolis Center (tax benefit package of $1.8M), and 3. The Deys Plaza revised application, tax exemptions.

SIDA can be encouraged to create a new policy so that the Syracuse residents can take advantage of the construction wages when developers are getting tax breaks.  A change in policy would create jobs for Syracuse Build’s trainees making sure they get training on the job to build the skills they need to have a successful career in the trades.

 Say NO! to Tax Breaks for Building that Houses ICE hosted by SIRDN (Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network)

Tuesday December 18th 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM 304 City Hall, 233 E Washington St, Syracuse

Day’s Plaza, the downtown building that harbors the Syracuse ICE office, is requesting tax breaks to convert offices into apartments. The developers have applied to the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency for $438,198 in tax exemptions. Tomorrow their proposal is up for approval.

Join us at 304 City hall, 233 East Washington St as we say NO MONEY EVICT ICE!!

 Migration and Borders – Online Conversation

Wednesday December 18th 12 PM – 1:30 PM online

Many have been following closely and actively engaging in support work for the migrant caravan at the US Southern Border, and many of us have been part of immigrant rights struggles for years.

Join us on Wednesday, December 19th, at 12pm for an online conversation to discuss the current moment in the context of these historical struggles – How did we get here? What is new and different in this moment, and what is a continuation of previous migrations and human rights struggles? What organizing is ongoing, and how can we best support from New York?

Register for the call here:


Ellen Blalock Signs Angel Quilt Poster hosted by ArtRage and Syracuse Cultural Workers

Wednesday December 19th 3:30 PM – 6 PM @ Syracuse Cultural Workers 400 Lodi St, Syracuse

Quilter, photographer and video Grapher Ellen Blalock will sign copies of the poster of her iconic “Angel Quilt.” The 28 x 22″ poster will be available for $16.50. The powerful exhibit of Ellen’s work, “Stitching Stories: Thread, Needle, Narrative” is on display at ArtRage until January 12.

If you can’t make the event, the poster is available for sale online at

 Campaign for New York Health Policy Deep Dive Call

Wednesday, December 19 at 5pm

Contact to request access.

 Court Support for Laila Eadie  hosted by SIRDN and Unchained

Thursday Dec 20th 9:45 AM · 505 S State St, Syracuse

 Court support is needed for Laila Eadie on Thursday December 20 at 10am at 505 state street on the 3rd floor. On the advice of her immigration attorney they want to keep things low key so inside support only at this time. Just bring yourselves and show Laila and her family that they are not alone. Please get there by 9:45 for her hearing at 10:00am and leave yourself time for finding parking.

Laila Eadie was detained by ICE at the Syracuse office on August 2, 2018 during her monthly check in after being told by the ICE agent working her case to come in on a different day and time than what was previously scheduled. She’s been held in Batavia since. Laila is 53 and came to the US from Venezuela in 1994 and has permanent resident status. She owns her own home in Syracuse, has 5 children, 3 of whom live in the US, 2 grandchildren and has been working steadily for the past few years. She takes great pride in helping raise her 2 grandchildren. ICE detained her on an outdated, closed prior conviction. Since that time she has retained both an immigration attorney and a criminal defense attorney in an attempt to get the conviction cleared from her record, which the DA has agreed to do, the paperwork just needed to be signed by a judge.

Sandwich Saturday #IfWeEatTheyEat Campaign

Saturday December 22nd 10 AM @ Lincoln Middle School 1613 James St, Syracuse

The most exciting day of the week is almost upon us!
Sandwich Saturday!
Join us this Saturday, December 22, 10:00am as we prepare sack lunches for our beloved homeless friends. Bring your family and spend a day in service to others. You will enjoy being with other servants of the community as well as spend time getting to know the people we serve. In addition to sack lunches, we will also be handing out hygiene items, clothing and other basic living necessities. If you would like to help in our efforts by donating food, the following items are needed: Turkey meat, Cheese, Wheat bread, Juice boxes, Chips, Granola bars, Cases of water , Men and women jeans , Men, women and kids coats , Hats, gloves, scarves hand warmer

For monetary donations: Mail or drop off at our office Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 8am-1:30pm 404 Oak St. Ste 111 Syracuse, NY 13203
Click the Donate link on our Facebook page: We Rise Above The Streets Recovery Outreach
Use PayPal at
Cashapp: $Alamin44 #IfWeEatTheyEat
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