CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Event Calendar for Jan 8 – 15



Need to Educate Yourself about I-81?

Tuesday January 8th 5 PM @ Beauchamp Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse

 Join the informational community meetings at Beauchamp Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse.


Community Impact of ACEs and Trauma

Tuesday January 8th 5:30 PM – 7:15 PM · Hazard Branch Library – Onondaga County Public Libraries


Understand how ACEs and unaddressed trauma show up in our daily interactions with each other.  Be part of the positive transformation of the Syracuse schools and communities.

Light refreshments, bus vouchers, and childcare provided by Parent University.  *Register with Syracuse City School District’s Parent University to attend.*


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) cause trauma that affects health and education. Trauma shows up as behavior in and out of the classroom. By using ACEs to identify sources of trauma we build resilient students and families leading to academic success.
Resilient CNY is a collaboration between Sanchia A Callender Inc, Art Music People, and NeuroDiversity Consulting, raising awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact of trauma across Central New York communities. We work to bring a trauma sensitive approach to all areas of our communities building a stronger more vibrant Central New York.



Bi-weekly Meeting/Reunión Quincenal

Tuesday January 8th 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.



Democracy on Day 1 in Albany

Wednesday January 9th 10:30 AM – 2 PM @ Empire State Plaza, Albany

 From early voting to small-donor matching funds, from campaign finance restrictions to automatic voter registration, now is the time to win significant election reforms in New York.  Join us on January 9 in Albany as the NYS legislature is sworn in and holds events throughout the day.

Come hold signs and participate in swearing-in events and celebrations so we can lobby and engage legislators in support of election reforms. Let’s make sure our voices ring loud and make 2019 the year we fix New York’s broken democracy.


Dare to Dream, Creative Workshops with the Syr. Community Choir

Wednesday January 9th 7 PM – 9 PM @ Grace Episcopal 819 Madison St, Syracuse


Come join us for an evening of connection, singing, reflection about the concert, and some fun, creative workshops!
As the new year begins and the days start to get longer, we want to take this opportunity to connect with one another about our personal and collective dreams for the coming year, and get our creative juices
6:45- 7: check in, sign up for workshops, say hello to each other
7- 7:30: meditation, sing
7:15- 7:30: concert reflections, community announcements
7:30- 7:50: ‘Dare to Dream’ creative writing to explore our hopes and intentions for 2019
7:55- 8:30: join workshop groups
8:35- 9: as a full group to share what you created, appreciations
1) Vocal Improv with Colleen Kattau (SCC Creative Director): Practice being bold, singing together in new and creative ways.
2) Drama with Karin Franklin (Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company): Using dramatic reading and movement, and our dreams for the year as inspiration, we will learn how to use our voices and bodies to lend power to our intentions.
3) Songwriting and Harmony Kath Fathers and Marcia Hagan (SCC Creative Directors): Using our creative writing about our dreams for the year, we will explore adding melody and harmony to create our own new songs.
Sliding scale $5- $25, no one turned away!
To reserve a place and help us with planning,
please send your 1st and 2nd workshop choice and how many people you will be
attending with in an email to
Looking forward to being with you all!


Intro to the Fight for Guaranteed Universal Healthcare in NYS

Friday January 11th 12 PM – 1 PM @Zoom webinar

 One of the NYS Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival‘s priorities is to win guaranteed universal healthcare without financial or structural barriers. This webinar will provide an overview of the Campaign for New York Health and the intersection of healthcare with the priorities of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and help prepare us to take action on this issue.

Register via Zoom here to receive the call-in

Recycling is Worth it!

Friday January 11th 12 PM – 1:30 PM · Syracuse Center of Excellence 727 E Washington St, Syracuse

 How you can keep recycling going strong in Onondaga County. Speakers:  Dereth Glance, Executive Director, OCRRA. Kevin Beverine, Syracuse Haulers

This event is FREE but please register since seating is limited.
PARKING NOTE: You must now pay to park in the CoE parking lot. Use of alternative transportation –CENTRO, Campus Loop Buses, as well as walking and biking, is highly encouraged.


Immigration Myths and Facts

Friday January 11th 4 PM – 6 PM · InterFaith Works 1010 James St, Syracuse

 You’re invited to learn the truth about immigration during a free, two-hour public discussion, beginning at 4 p.m. at the InterFaith Works office, 1010 James St. in Syracuse. Advance registration by Tuesday, Jan. 8 is strongly encouraged as seating is limited. Go to


Canvass for the Grid

10:00 a.m., SUNY EOC, 100 New Street.  Join with CNY Solidarity, NAN, ACLU and other groups to canvass for the future of our city and I-81.  If you are new to canvassing or outreach, you will be paired with a seasoned canvasser.  Questions?  E-mail Misse at



Listening Session hosted by Michael Greene – Syracuse Councilor at Large

Saturday January 12th 11 AM – 12:30 PM · Salt City Coffee 509 W Onondaga St, Syracuse

 Come tell Councilor Greene your ideas on how we can improve our city.


World Refugee Day 2019 1st meeting

Saturday January 12th 4 PM – 5 PM · White Branch Library- 763 Butternut St, Syracuse

 Looking for volunteers and planning for World Refugee Day June 22, 2019


Beyond Survival: A Workshop with Roslyn Rasberry

Sunday January 13th 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM  · ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Avenue

 Beyond Survival: Exploring Healing and Wellness from the Violence and Soul-Stealing Wounds of Racism. A Workshop with Roslyn Rasberry

RSVP required for this free workshop. Please email

Racism/Oppression is Trauma. Period. It leaves in its wake fractured bodies, minds, lives and communities. No one escapes, perpetrator or victim. Generation to generation.
Many of us are daily, walking-wounded and the truth of the link between original and modern-day slavery and the prevalence of mental health issues in communities of color still go unacknowledged.

This workshop is an experience, a forum for both people of color and allies to gather in safe and sacred space to breathe and to begin the “truth-telling” that may set us free. We will take a meditative journey, listen in reverence to each other, conjure and sit with the wisdom of our deeper selves. We will also learn a new coping skill, explore inner pathways to our own liberation and, hopefully, leave not only feeling more renewed but with a better sense of how to enlist soul-based outcomes to assist in the healing of self and community.


SPAARC (Syracuse Police Accountability And Reform Coalition) meeting NO full SPAARC meeting on Monday January 14th; the next meeting will be Monday January 28th 5:15 PM.


Syracuse Lead Prevention Coalition monthly meeting

Monday January 14th 6 PM – 7:30 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.


Say NO! to Tax Breaks for Building that Houses ICE

Tuesday January 15th 8:30 AM · 233 E Washington St, Syracuse


Dey’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. Their proposal is up for approval.  Join us Tuesday January 15th at 304 City hall, 233 East Washington St as we say NO MONEY EVICT ICE!! Hosted by Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee defense Network


Webinar: Militarism in the Media hosted by World Beyond War and Roots Action

Tuesday January 15th 8 PM – 9 PM · Your computer or telephone!


Militarism, violence, and war are pervasive in pop culture and the entertainment industry. The mainstream news media largely refuse to critique skyrocketing military spending and the vast negative impacts of perpetual warfare. Join World BEYOND War for our next free webinar featuring experts on the strained relationship between militarism and the media.
Militarism is the “elephant in the room,” says FAIR founder Jeff Cohen. Former TV pundit for MSNBC, CNN, and Fox, Jeff was fired for shedding light on the perils of U.S. interventionism and in particular,
for opposing the invasion of Iraq on the air.
Rose Dyson, President of Canadians Concerned About Violence in Entertainment, expresses concern about the culture of war that is perpetuated by TV, music, video games, and social media. Popular culture glamorizes
the use of guns, normalizing violence and conflict.
Tune in to our Militarism in the Media free webinar with experts Rose Dyson and Jeff Cohen to discuss the role of media in promoting war and violence, and how, in turn, we can be peaceful advocates for
a world BEYOND war.  REGISTER for log-on details:






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