CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Event Calendar Feb 26 – Mar 5

Here are some additional action items this week.

1)  We have reason to be concerned that positive lead tests in the city may result in the evictions of residents whose landlords fail to comply with orders to resolve the issue of lead exposure. Though the problem seems to arise from a lack of coordination among agencies, this nevertheless amounts to violence compounding violence. We are calling on CNY Solidarity members and supporters to contact Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon (click this link: and ask him to restructure the county’s response when a child tests high for lead to ensure that all county agencies work together to:
a) address the child’s health needs;
b) explain the impacts of lead exposure;
c) make the home safe or assist the family with relocation resources;
d) hold landlords responsible and make them accountable.
2) Deka Dancil at the Shonnard Street Boys & Girls Club is organizing a trip to Philadelphia, PA in April to reward members’ commitment to the club’s Passport to Manhood program. In the program, young men learn the club code, communication skills, and respect for themselves as well as others. The trip to Philadelphia includes a visit to the African Museum and an NBA basketball game (76’ers vs. Bulls). In order to make the trip possible, the Club needs to raise another $750. If 38 people contribute a donation of $20, we can help fund the trip. Donations can be dropped off at the Club from Monday-Friday (12pm to 7pm) or can be sent to Boys & Girls Club, 201 Shonnard, Syracuse, NY 13204.
3) The public comment period on Con Ed’s gas moratorium in Westchester, NY is ending on Thursday, 2/28, at 5pm. Tell Governor Cuomo and the NY Public Service Commission that the answer to the moratorium is RENEWABLE ENERGY, not more fracked gas infrastructure. To learn more, please click here:


Public Transit Awareness Day, Syracuse press conference 12PM noon
CENTRO Bus Hub – 599 S. Salina St, Syracuse, NY
CENTRO Riders organized by Moving People Transportation Coalition, Part of New Yorkers for Better Public Transit

CENTRO is Starving for Funds:
– Governor’s Budget calls for only 5.32% increase
– But, 50% increase needed over the next 5 years

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For More Information contact: Sharon Sherman 315-475-8092


Syracuse Bus to Albany, NY to lobby for Fair Elections Register:
Join the FREEnewyork Campaign in Albany on February 27th. Take part in powerful actions, a press conference and key meetings with our elected officials. Together we can decarcerate jails & bring our people home. RSVP at:
5PM – 7PM  | Bishop Harrison Diocesan Center – 1342 Lancaster Ave, Syracuse, NY
Great vegetarian and vegan food and great company. Gluten free options available. Sliding scale donation starting at $0 to whatever you are able to give to support our work. 
Soul to Soul: I-81 The Status of the I-81 Project
5:30PM – 7PM  | The Tech Garden – ​235 Harrison St, Syracuse, NY
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.


12PM – 1PM  |  440 S Warren St, Syracuse, NY
We’re calling on John to support H.R. 1 to help fix our democracy! Join us at noon this Thursday to call on John Katko to support HR-1! It’s time to fix our Democracy!
5PM – 9PM  |  Newhouse Center for Global Engagement – 215 University Ave, Syracuse, NY
Confronting issues of equality, privilege, and justice will be the focus of this evening experience hosted by the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement and Syracuse University. Audience members will be surrounded by the imagery and sounds of South Africa while being encouraged to participate in panel discussions through the rotating open panel chair.
5:30PM – 7:30PM  |  2308 Grant Blvd, Syracuse, NY
The City of Syracuse is partnering with the Trauma Response Team and Zivics, a local startup company, to develop an application which will:
• Alert users to traumatic and emergency events within the community
• Connect people to community healing events
• Identify community activities geared towards reducing and avoiding violence and helping others who have been exposed to traumatic events

Join us for a community co-design workshop and help us develop this new tool.  Food and kids’ activities will be provided so bring your family with you.
5:30PM – 7PM  |  South Side Innovation Center – 2610 S Salina St, Syracuse, NY
Join us for our second annual address to the community, “We Rise Together, Bridging the Gap”, presented by Linda Brown Robinson, President of the Syracuse Onondaga NAACP.  RSVP by clicking going on this event or emailing us at
7PM – 9PM  | ArtRage Gallery – 505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse, NY
Join us as we welcome Oren R. Lyons Jr., a Native American Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, Onondaga Council of Chiefs, to ArtRage to speak on this important issue. Oren Lyons will speak in connection with Michael Greenlar’s photography exhibition “Kokom Lena of the First Nation Algonquin”
8PM – Feb 28, March 1, & 2  |  2PM – March 2 & 3
SALTspace Performing Arts Center – 103 Wyoming St, Syracuse, NY
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11AM – 12PM  |  Lyncourt School – 2707 Court St, Syracuse NY
Join Senator Rachel May (SD-53) for a town hall in partnership with Fair Elections for New York to discuss elections reform and any other topics that are important to you. Come and join the conversation.
12PM – 1:30PM  |  Broadway Cafe and Arctic Island – 210 W Seneca Tpke, Syracuse, NY
Grab something to eat and see what the petitioning process is all about! Whether you’re a first-time volunteer or a seasoned vet, we welcome everyone to stop by – and bring a friend! Afterwards, we will hit the ground and put to use our new found petitioning skills!
2PM – 4PM  |  Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center – 6680 Onondaga Lake Pkwy, Liverpool, NY
Joe Wawatie, the grandson of the subject of our newest temporary exhibit – Kokom Lena of the First Nation Algonquin – will speak at the Center on Saturday, March 2nd beginning at 2 pm. This event is free with admission to the Center ($4-$5).


New York Counts 2020
Albany, NY

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:

Please save the date for the upcoming events:
March 5, 2019 – Gras for the Grid
5:30PM – 8:30PM  |  Otro Cinco Admission $10
6PM – 7:30PM – Online
12PM  Syracuse Center for Excellence
March 16, 2019 – Community Accountability Forum
1PM – 4PM – Cafe Sankofa Cooperative
March 18, 2019 – Dr. Ira Helfand Moving Back from the Brink: Countering the Growing Threat of Nuclear War
7PM – 9PM – ArtRage Gallery
Sponsored by the Beyond War and Militarism and Nuclear Free Word Committee of Syracuse Peace Council
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:
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