CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Event Calendar for Feb 5-12

Dear members and supporters,

This week, and in the coming weeks, our support for the community grid is priority #1. We hope you take the time to familiarize yourself with talking points and that you attend the Town Hall in Dewitt on Saturday and attend the information session with Magnarelli Thursday evening, -make yourselves visible make or bring signs of hearts, many of us are wearing heart buttons or stickers or community grid hats or bandanas. CNYSC members are hard at work connecting with advocacy groups across Syracuse and the towns. Letters to the editor, phone calls to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Department of Transportation, State Senators, Assembly, and your town boards are critical at this time. Rethink81Community for The Grid, and Syracuse Suburbs for the Grid are great places to look to for information and talking points. Click like and follow these pages for updated information. Stay tuned to the list serve and the CNY Solidarity Coalition fb page in the next couple of days for information we are working hard to compile.  In the meantime, more information and phone numbers to call may also be found on our website, at CNY Solidarity Supports the Community Grid. 



Syracuse Peace Council’s Street Heat

Tuesday February 5th 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

Court Support for Laila Eadie

hosted by Syracuse Immigrant Refugee Defense Network and Unchained

Wednesday February 6th 10 AM – 12 PM · 505 S State St, Syracuse

Hello everyone, court support is needed for Laila Eadie on Wednesday February 6th 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. The length of time until her case is heard before the judge varies so plan on being there at least 2 hours.


Reinvest CNY! SUNY ESF Workshop

Wednesday February 6th 4:30 PM – 6 PM · SUNY-ESF 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse


Join the Reinvestment Alliance and the Reinvest CNY! team for a workshop in the Gateway Event Center at SUNY ESF! Hear from representatives of Cooperative Federal, Hansen’s Advisory Services and the Central New York Community Foundation on how you can be sustainable in your financial life. By doing so, you are empowered to effect change nationally, globally, and right here in our community.


Uplift Syracuse General Meeting

Wednesday February 6th  6 PM – 7:30 PM · OneGroup Insurance 706 N Clinton St, Syracuse

Uplift Syracuse is gearing up to make 2019 our
biggest year yet. We’re working to determine our priorities for 2019, and
launch organized efforts to win elections and make headway on key issues. We
need your help to get it done.

We have rescheduled our full member meeting on
Wednesday, February 6th, at 6pm, at OneGroup to elect a new E-Board and discuss
2019 objectives.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or drop us a line on Facebook.
We hope to see you there!


Syracuse Police Chief Kenton T. Buckner

Thursday February 7th 8 AM – 9 AM · Thursday Morning Roundtable 350 W. Fayette Street, Room 405

Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner will share his plans and strategies as the new Chief of Police.



Central New York Immigration Coalition meeting

Thursday February 7th 10:00 AM  221 S Warren St #320, Syracuse

Link to RSVP:

Quarterly Meeting of the CNYIC. We will spend some time reporting on current issues affecting our immigrant communities (if there is a particular issues you are interested in, please let us know), and we will check in with the current working groups.


Community Information Night with Assembly Member Magnarelli

Thursday February 7th 6:30pm at State Office Building, 333 E. Washington St. in Syracuse.


Let’s pack the room with Community Grid advocates.


If you’re a constituent of Magnarelli’s and can’t make it to the event (or even if you can!), please click here to fill out his current constituent survey. In question #7, please indicate your support for the Community Grid option.



Monthly Organization Meeting/Reunión Mensual de la Organización

Thursday February 7th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM; new members arrive 6PM orientation · 2013 E Genesee St, Syracuse


Monthly organization meeting of the Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network. Anyone interested in joining is welcome. If you have not attended a meeting before please come at 6:00pm for orientation. 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 mensual de la organización. 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.


100% Renewable Energy – What’s the Plan?

Friday February 8th 12 PM – 1:30 PM  · Syracuse Center of Excellence 727 E Washington St, Syracuse

New York creates an energy plan every four years, outlining the state’s energy goals and what state agencies will do to meet them. This year is a critical year. With only about a decade to dramatically reduce greenhouse gasses, we need the 2019 State Energy Plan to include ambitious and detailed action items to get New York rapidly to renewable energy in all sectors.

Join Jessica Azulay with AGREE and Chris Carrick with CNY Regional Planning & Development Board for a presentation and discussion about where our energy comes from now, what the most critical
pathways to 100% renewable energy involve, and how to get involved in the state’s energy planning process this year. 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.
This event is FREE, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED due to limited seating.


Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary

Saturday February 9th 9 AM – 4:30 PM · 109 Waring Rd, Syracuse

Register here

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse
is once again hosting a Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary conference
on February 9, 2019. Registration starts at 8:30. The day begins at 9:00 am
with our keynote and will be over at 4:30 pm. This conference is focussed on
transgender and non-binary identity issues and concerns. As a congregation, it
is our hope that this one-day conference will be both a place where trans and
gender non-conforming folk can gather, connect and learn and where cis gender
folk can learn about being better allies.

We are so excited to have J Mase III as our
keynote speaker. J Mase III is a Black/trans/queer poet & educator based in
Seattle by way of Philly. As an educator, Mase has worked with community
members in the US, UK, and Canada on LGBTQIA+ rights and racial justice in
spaces such as K-12 schools, universities, faith communities and restricted
care facilities. He is founder of awQward, the first trans and queer people of
color talent agency.

His work has been featured on MSNBC, Essence Live,
Everyday Feminism, Black Girl Dangerous, the New York Times, Buzzfeed, the
Root, theGrio, Teen Vogue and more.

His current projects include being the head writer
of the theatrical production, Black Bois and being co-editor of the #BlackTransPrayerBook.
Childcare is available. Please pre-register so we can support your children well.


 Suzanne Anker: 1.5° Celsius Opens to the Public

Saturday February 9th 10 AM –  5 PM · Everson Museum of Art 401 Harrison St, Syracuse

On View February 9 – April 21, 2019

Artist and theorist Suzanne Anker positions her
work at the intersection of art and biology using a wide range of media, from
genetically modified plants, digital sculpture, and installation to large-scale
photography and projected video. 1.5° Celsius references the projected increase
in temperature between 2030 and 2052 if global warming continues at its current
pace and the world fails to take significant action to reverse the increase,
according to a United Nations report published on October 7, 2018. This subtle
yet substantial change in temperature will have seismic implications for
climate change, species extinction, and toxic degradation. Anker’s
investigations into these issues encourage critical and enlightened thinking
about the ways humans have altered nature in the past and will be required to
alter nature in the twenty-first century.

As a pioneer of Bio Art, Suzanne Anker created the
first Bio Art Laboratory operating from within a fine arts department in the
United States. Anker is Chair, BFA Fine Arts Department at School of Visual
Arts in New York City.


Show Up for The Grid in Dewitt!

Saturday February 9th 10 AM – 1 PM · Dewitt Town of, Town Hall 5400 Butternut Dr, East Syracuse

Our congressman Rep. John Katko plans to hold four town hall meetings across Central New York in February to encourage a community discussion about the future of Interstate 81 in Syracuse.

Katko is among a handful of public officials who
declined to take a position on any of the proposals that involve demolishing
the existing 1.4-mile stretch of elevated highway through the heart of Syracuse.

The third-term congressman said he will seek
federal funding for the I-81 replacement plan that receives support from the
We need to show up and let our Congressman know,
More Details Here — > (


Bi-monthlty SPAARC Meeting

Monday February 11th 5:15 PM – 7 PM · 499 S Warren St, Syracuse

Bi-monthly working and organizational meeting of the Syracuse Police Accountability and Reform Coalition


Syracuse Lead Prevention Coalition monthly meeting

Monday February 11th 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
Please come join us and build the political to
create long term, sustainable change.


Syracuse Bus to Fair Elections NY Mobilization

Tuesday February 12th 8 AM · Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice 2013 E Genesee St

Make sure to register here:

It’s time to reject the big-money status quo and
make people the most important currency in Albany. We must protect and expand
the freedom to vote for every eligible New Yorker and pass comprehensive
campaign finance reform, including a small donor matching system.

It’s time to make Albany work for all New Yorkers,
not just big donors. To tackle the crises we face in housing, living wage jobs,
criminal justice, affordable health care, transportation, climate, fair taxes,
and more, we must transform a campaign finance system that advantages the
interests of the few over those of the many. We must make fixing our democracy
the first priority in Albany.


Day of Action in Albany

Tuesday February 12th 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM  · New York State Capitol State St, Albany


Visit the Fair Elections for NY website to sign

It’s time to reject the big-money status quo and
make people the most important currency in Albany. We must protect and expand
the freedom to vote for every eligible New Yorker and pass comprehensive
campaign finance reform, including a small donor matching system.

It’s time to make Albany work for all New Yorkers,
not just big donors. To tackle the crises we face in housing, living wage jobs,
criminal justice, affordable health care, transportation, climate, fair taxes,
and more, we must transform a campaign finance system that advantages the
interests of the few over those of the many. We must make fixing our democracy
the first priority in Albany.

Transportation and lunch will be provided. VISIT


Please save the date for the upcoming events:


Witness to Injustice: Unraveling US and Indigenous History

Wednesday February 13th 6:30 PM · Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center 


The Bald Eagles of Onondaga Lake Past, Present and Future

Saturday February 16th 12 PM @ Bishop Harrison Center 1342 Lancaster Ave


Outreach and Communications Skills for Social Movements
Saturday, February 23, 9 am – 12:30 pm
204 Maxwell Hall, Syracuse University  The workshop is FREE and open to all but registration is required. To register, please send an email to


From Panther 21 to 21st Century Revolutions with Sekou Odinga

Saturday February 23rd 6 PM – 9PM @ArtRage Gallery


Political Education Teach In: Militarism, Poverty, and Racism

Sunday February 24th 2PM – 5 PM @ Bishop Harrison Center


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.



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