CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Event Calendar for Feb 19-26


NEHDA, Inc. – 101 Gertrude St, Syracuse NY
This month’s featured speaker is Lindsay Speer from HeatSmart CNY. You will learn about how heat pumps work and how you can be more comfortable, save money and save the planet by installing a heat pump in your home or business.We will also discuss how we can continue improving our neighborhoods. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and get involved in positive solutions for your community.
6:00PM  |  Liverpool Middle School – 720 7th Street, Liverpool, NY
Rep. Katko’s third town hall on the future of I-81 is tonight in Syracuse. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
5:30PM – 7PM  | Salt City Coffee – 509 W Onondaga St, Syracuse
Soul to Soul: I-81 is a 4-part series for diverse professionals, residing in CNY, to engage in a community dialogue. Each week we will learn and discuss how this project will affect the future of our city. The series is hosted by Central New York Roots and sponsored by NYCLU. Special guest speakers and/or presenters will join us each week.
5:30PM – 7:30PM  |  321 S Clinton St, Syracuse NY
A big thank you to our friends and colleagues at Syracuse Association of Environmental Professionals for having Green Drinks Syracuse as a joint networking session at Al’s Wine and Whiskey in Syracuse.  We look forward to a robust evening of sustainability networking and new friendships between both groups!
6:30PM – 8:30PM  |  Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville – 5110 Jamesville Rd, Dewitt, NY
Ecosocialism acknowledges the reality of a planetary ecological crisis – and a conviction that the only solution to this crisis is to abolish capitalism and replace it with socialism, oriented toward human and ecological needs. This month’s study will focus on the basic definition of ecosocialism and discuss how to apply ecosocialist principles to the local community.
6:30PM – 8:00PM  |  Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice – 2013 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY
Want to know more about The Workers’ Center Urban workers group and what we do? Come out and join us for our monthly meeting where you can meet current and new members. This meeting we’ll be having a Movie/Discussion night showing : “A Day’s work, A day’s Pay”
9:00AM – 12:00PM  |  Gateway Center – Forestry Dr, Syracuse, NY
This Thursday Rachel May will be hosting a public hearing in Syracuse on the #CCPA. Community members, organizations, and stakeholders are invited to share their thoughts on the proposal. If you are interested in testifying, please email
6:00PM  |  PSLA at Fowler High School Auditorium – 227 Magnolia St, Syracuse, NY
Rep. Katko’s fourth and final town hall on the future of I-81 is tonight in Syracuse. Please join us and help make this the biggest one yet. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.  Please use entrance off of main parking lot on Magnolia Street
Uplift Syracuse is coordinating rides to this town hall. Fill this form out or contact Uplift Syracuse to help.
6:30PM – 7:30PM  |  SALTspace – 103 Wyoming St, Syracuse, NY
Elephant in the Room, a discussion series about socially sensitive topics, and SALTspace Performing Arts Center is proud to present White Fragility: a community discussion based on the book by Robin DiAngelo “White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism”. This discussion will introduce the Building Company Theater’s production of Fragile White Guy, so come for the discussion, and stay for the show!
Outreach and Communications Skills for Social Movements
9 am – 12.30 pm at 204 Maxwell Hall, Syracuse University
This workshop will focus on building skills to effectively communicate through a range of channels, including social media, email and websites and the mainstream media. Participatory workshop will provide opportunity for participants to learn about and practice these skills. The session, which will include roleplaying and other interactive learning exercises, will be valuable for newcomers and those already engaged in social action. It will be facilitated by Andy Mager, Lindsay Speer and another trainer from RiseUp Social Action Training and Education. Breakfast will be served! 
The workshop is FREE and open to all but registration is required. To register, please send an email to Let us know what academic department/community organization you are with, if you have any dietary restrictions, and/or require special accommodations.


Global Day of Actions, Feb. 23
Rally in Syracuse on Saturday, noon to 1:30 p.m. Perseverance Park (Salina St.)
Join us on this important day of global actions in solidarity with Venezuela! We will be rallying in Syracuse together with actions in cities across the U.S., Britain, Ireland, Bangladesh, Russia, Italy, Malta and beyond. For the action call, a list of sponsoring organizations, signers and protests, and a resource kit, go to

Please share the local Facebook page widely! No War on Venezuela – Syracuse Action

This action is sponsored by an ad hoc group of people from several Syracuse organizations, all of us deeply concerned that there be No War On Venezula!  Please join us on Feb. 23.
6-9pm at ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse, NY
This is a FREE community event. ALL are welcome! Join us as we explore the trajectory of the Black Panther Party to present-day social/political activism with Sekou Odinga, an original member of the Black Panther Party (Harlem Chapter) who has continued to build awareness of and advocate for the release of Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War; dequi kioni-sadiki, a Black feminist, educator for Liberation, artist, poet, chair of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee, and prisoner and human rights activist who focuses on issues of political/mass imprisonment; and Matt Meyer, a Senior Research Scholar at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst Resistance Studies Initiative with a life-long pursuit of bridging gaps between academics and activists.
1:00PM – 4:00PM  |  ArtRage Gallery – 505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse, NY
Join the Neighbors of Onondaga Nation (NOON) for this interactive workshop called Witness to Injustice: Unraveling US and Indigenous History adapted from the KAIROS Blanket Exercise. This is a 3-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).
2:00PM – 5:00PM  |  Bishop Harrison 1342 Lancaster Ave, Syracuse, NY
Choose from workshops focused on ending militarism, poverty in Syracuse, unchaining civil rights, and the relevance of socialism today. Free and open to the public. Donations appreciated.
6 – 9PM  |  Matilda Joslyn Gage Center – 210 E Genesee St, Fayetteville, New York 13066
Come to the first Monday with Matilda and learn the history and where the ERA stands today. View “The ERA: Unfinished Business for the Constitution” Skype Q&A with Bettina Hager, DC Director and COO of the ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality Free and open to the public, Refreshments served
On February 26, Syracuse Tenants United will hold a rally in solidarity with a former DeWitt tenant. The previous property owner owes her over $10,000 in damages, but refuses to pay. She experienced years of unresolved mold and flooding, as well as disrespect and racism from company employees. In March 2017, the company made a small, inadequate settlement offer, but has since ignored her case.

This rally will show that community members are paying attention, and we fully support Syracuse tenants! Contact for the address or more information.
Please save the date for the upcoming events:
February 27, 2019 – Fair Elections NY
Syracuse Bus to Albany, NY to lobby for Fair Elections Register:
March 5, 2019 – New York Counts 2020
Albany Lobby Day is your chance to let your elected state representatives know the importance of funding community-led efforts for the 2020 census. Sign Petition: Register for Lobby Day:
Saturday April 13th 9AM – 3:30 PM Bishop Harrison Diocesan Center
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help us finalize the list of workshops which will be offered:
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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