CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Event Calendar April 2 – 9

Dear CNY Solidarity members and supporters, 

This week we share an important fundraiser for an immigrant father, Natalio: 

“In August 2018, after being stopped for a minor traffic infraction in the Upstate NY town of Camillus, local police turned over Natalio and his wife Gloria and their small child to Border Patrol. Gloria, who at the time was 8 months pregnant, was put on deportation procedures, but released to take care of her child. When she went back to the employer-provided housing at a Camillus dairy farm, the owner told her she needed to leave immediately because he needed the housing for another farmworker.

Since then this family has suffered homelessness, food insecurity, and the pain of having a loved one in detention for almost a year. But freedom for Natalio is near! Thanks to outstanding legal work from the Erie County Volunteer Lawyers Project and members of the Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network, he was granted bail. Unfortunately, the bail is $15,000, an exorbitant amount for anyone, let alone for a family with no income who is struggling every day to survive.

We are raising funds to help this immigrant father re-unite with his family.”

 Please consider donating, here.: Families Belong Together: Bring Natalio Home!

Now, on to your calendar..


Syracuse Peace Council’s Street Heat

Tuesday April 2nd  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

Standing with Immigrant Workers (Shannon Gleeson, Cornell ILR)

Tuesday April 2nd 4 PM – 5:30 PM 220 Eggers Hall, Maxwell School of Syracuse University

This research examines the labor movement’s response to the volatile immigration policy landscape in the United States. Specifically, I explore three key questions 1) How have US labor unions varied in their approach to championing – or limiting — immigrant rights?, 2) What narrative frames have each of these labor constituencies used to advance and justify these positions?, and 3) To what extent is the labor movement’s immigration platform engaging an explicitly intersectional lens that declares solidarity with Black, Muslim and LGBT workers? In doing so I also assess moments of seeming co-optation by leading labor organizations who have courted favor with anti-immigrant initiatives, and document resistance from factions who reject such instrumental alliances. I end by considering what the Trump administration has meant for the emerging platform of immigrant rights within organized labor, less than two decades since the AFL-CIO reversed its own explicitly anti-immigrant platform.

Implementing DeWitt’s Sustainability Plan: Progress Report

Wednesday April 3rd 12 PM – 1:30 PM @ Syracuse Center of Excellence 727 E Washington 

YES! This Green Bag Lunch is scheduled on a WEDNESDAY!

Samuel C. Gordon, MLA, Town of DeWitt, Director of
Planning and Zoning

The Town of DeWitt adopted a Sustainability Plan
in August of 2014 that quantified specific projects that could lead to
greenhouse gas emissions reductions at both the municipal and community scales.
The Town will share progress on the implementation of the plan including the
deployment of municipal solar projects, energy efficiency retrofits, electric
vehicle charging infrastructure, alternative mobility, and land-use changes
that have occurred since the adoption of the plan.

Release The Mueller Report!

Thursday April 4th 5 PM – 6 PM · James M. Hanley Federal Building 100 South Clinton St, Syracuse

Attorney General William Barr’s 4-page, partisan summary of the Mueller report is totally unacceptable. The people deserve to see Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s hundreds of pages of findings in full- and as much of the underlying evidence as possible. 

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and five
other Committee Chairs have given the Attorney General a deadline of midnight
April 2nd to turn over the report to Congress. If he fails to do so, we will
join a national call for demonstrations on Thursday, April 4th to demand the
Department of Justice release the full Mueller report.

Join us in demanding the truth- and asserting that
in America no one stands above the law- not even the President. Meet us in
Times Square near the George M. Cohan statue at 46th Street between 7th Ave and
Broadway, and our group will spread out from there! Share this event on
Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #ReleaseTheReport!

Public Board Meeting hosted by City of Syracuse Citizen Review Board

Thursday April 4th 5:30 PM – 7 PM  · Syracuse Common Council Chambers 233 E Washington St

Come learn about the CRB and tell us about your concerns related to the Syracuse Police Department 

Ryan McMahon’s Town Hall meetings

Geddes/Solvay: Thursday, April 4th, 6:30PM, Geddes Town Hall, 1000 Woods Road, Solvay, N.Y. Lysander: Thursday, April 11th,6:30PM,Lysander Town Hall,8220 Loop Road, Baldwinsville, N.Y. Dewitt/E. Syr: Monday, April 29th,6:30PM,DeWitt Town Hall, 5400 Butternut Drive, East Syracuse, N.Y. 

From our fellow organizers at Friends of Onondaga Lake Bald Eagles:

We are hoping people will attend Ryan McMahon’s Town Hall meetings and tell him they oppose the Murphy’s Island trail. If people want help preparing for the town halls, they can contact Diana Green at

We are asking the Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany to release the pre-construction planning documents provided by the county, and to provide public comment opportunity on those plans. We would appreciate it if people would write to the DEC in support of that request. I am attaching a sample letter that can be tailored as appropriate. Messages can be sent to or mailed to the physical address on the sample letter. We would appreciate people letting Diana Green know if they send messages and about any responses they receive.

HeatSmart CNY Workshop in LaFayette

Thursday April 4th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM · La Fayette Town Justice Court 2571-2603 U.S. 11, Lafayette

If you heat your home with oil, propane, or resistance electric… you need to be here.

Many CNY homes, businesses, and nonprofits are
cold and drafty, have aging inefficient furnaces, or are still on expensive
oil, propane, or baseboard electric. HeatSmart CNY is a campaign to address
this head-on, spreading the knowledge to help you connect with assessments,
incentives, and technologies to make your home or business more comfortable,
cost-effective, and better for the environment.

Monthly Organization Meeting/Reunión Mensual de la Organización hosted by Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network

Thursday, April 4th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM  · 2013 E Genesee St, Syracuse

New members please arrive at 6:00pm

Monthly organization meeting. 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.

From Gods to Social Justice, Opening Reception

Saturday April 6th 6 PM – 8 PM · ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse

FROM GODS TO SOCIAL JUSTICE: Indian Folk Artists Challenging Traditions 
The exhibition will on view until May 18, 2019
Visit for a full list of
exhibition-related events.

Representing two painting styles of eastern India,
this exhibition includes a male tradition of scrolls from Bengal and a female
tradition of wall paintings, now done on paper, from the Mithila region of
northern Bihar. Both of these art forms have morphed and changed in
contemporary India, creating space for artists to use their art to comment on
issues facing their lives, their nation and the planet. Their work deals with a
variety of injustices such as violence against women, female infanticide,
political corruption, climate change, and war.

From the collections of Geraldine Forbes,
Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of SUNY Oswego, and Susan Wadley,
Ford Maxwell Professor of South Asia at Syracuse University.

The Real National Emergency Bus Tour

April 6-7 (Saturday and Sunday) Syracuse, NY.  We will be exploring the intersections between Syracuse’s rich Abolitionist history and our present day reality. Please join us at one (or all) of the following events. We will post updates on these events on our Facebook page and on our event page.

Saturday, April 6 
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
A Conversation with and presentation by Dr. Joan
Hillsman, music educator, author, lecturer/demonstrator, university professor,
African American music historian, church music clinician, curriculum writer and
retired supervisor of music from the Washington DC public schools.
Location: Atonement Lutheran Church, 116 West Glen
Ave., Syracuse, NY

Sunday, April 7
9:00 -10:00 a.m. A Conversation with Syracuse
Cultural Workers and the Culture and Arts Movement members of the Poor People’s
Location: To be determined

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Worship at Bethany Baptist
A brief introduction and greetings from the
co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
Location: 149 Beattie St., Syracuse, NY

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Conversation –
Abolition, The 15th Ward and Rte. 81
Location: 149 Beattie St., Syracuse, NY

1:30-2:30 p.m. The Jerry Rescue Monument
More Conversation – Abolition, Militarization and
our Priorities
Location: Clinton Square

Bi-monthly SPAARC Meeting

Monday April 8th 5:15 PM – 7 PM · 499 S Warren St, Syracuse, NY 13202-2603, United States

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

New York Immigration Coalition Public Charge Training of Trainers Program 

Tuesday April 9th 9am-5pm Syracuse TBD.  

Find here more information about the program. Nominate yourself and/or a colleague today!

Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse Spring Banquet

Tuesday April 9th 5:30 PM social hour, followed by dinner and program 6:30 – 8:30 @Drumlins Country Club

You are invited to register for the ACTS Spring Banquet to be held on Tuesday April 9 at Drumlins Country Club.  Our theme of “People Have the Power” will be addressed by Linda Malik, ACTS’ community organizer and Bishop Dwayne Royster, national political director for Faith-In-Action.  ACTS is a membership network for people of faith & conscience committed to improving the quality of life for all citizens, especially the disenfranchised. ACTS advocacy goals are to address the inequities caused by racial discrimination through local, regional and statewide policy reform.

Please save the date for the upcoming events:

RiseUp For Social Action Training Day Saturday April 13th 9AM – 3:30 PM Bishop Harrison Diocesan Center

Workers Memorial Day 2019 Unity Breakfast Friday, April 26th 8 AM – 10 AM  Holiday inn 441 Electronics Pkwy

Get involved in exciting local primary races happening now!: 

Let’s Primary: A Resource and Call to Action

The window for candidates to collect the required number of signatures to get on the ballot closes April 4. We can’t stress enough the time to get involved is NOW.

Volunteers needed:

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