CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Event Calendar May 28 – June 4

Spring into Street Heat with the Syracuse Peace Council

Exposing Hancock’s Weaponized Reaper Drones

Meet us out in the streets with messages of peace and social justice. Bring a sign or use one of ours. Contact Ann Tiffany or Ed Kinane at 315-478-4571

Tuesdays: 4:15-5pm

May 28 – E. Genesee St. and Erie Blvd. East

June 4 – Hancock Air Base

June 11 – South end of Northern Lights Mall in Mattydale (opposite Rt. 81 off ramp)*

Every Saturday 9-9:45am: Regional Market main entrance (Park St.)

TNT Southside Housing Taksforce Meeting

Tuesday May 28th 5:30 PM – 7 PM · Beauchamp Branch Library-Onondaga County Public Library System

TNT Southside Housing Taskforce

Mission Statement
Our mission is to motivate and empower Southside Community members young and old, with children or without, renting or owning to focus on their neighborhoods and to take control of their housing situation to create safe, healthy, beautiful places to live and work in. We believe that where we live and how we live, is the basis for everything we are able to do in our lives. Income, the color of our skin or the language we speak at home should not prevent us from having a decent place to live.

6 Candidate Canvassing Party!

Wednesday May 29th 6 PM – 8 PM Wildflowers Armory 225 West Jefferson St.

Join us for a CANVASSING PARTY Wednesday, May 29, 6-8:30pm at Wildflowers Armory. This is a CITY-WIDE call for volunteers to help canvass for Twiggy Billue, Mary Kuhn, Rita Paniagua, Emad Rahim, Misse Ross, and Vernon Williams Jr.

Let’s go, let’s Primary! Reimagining a better future begins with voters! — Candidates will have canvassing materials, lawn signs and campaign swag! Come sign-up to canvass or phone back for the following candidates:


Twiggy Billue – City School Board

Mary Kuhn – County Legislature (District 7)

Rita Paniagua – Syracuse City Council At-Large

Emad Rahim – Common Council (District 3)

Misse Ross County Legislature (District 15)

Vernon Williams Jr. – County Legislator (District 16)

*You don’t have to live in a specific district or county to help canvass, all friends and fam. are welcome to join! Don’t forget to bring a friend!

AVR Hearing: Albany Action Day

Thursday May 30th 12 PM – 5 PM · New York State Capitol

The Senate Elections Committee is holding a hearing on Automatic Voter Registration in Albany on May 30. This is the first substantive hearing on voting reform during the legislative session that we can remember. We now have a unique opportunity to participate in the legislative process and show our support for Automatic Voter Registration.

RSVP so we can arrange transportation, food and speakers:

Can you join us on May 30 in Albany? First we’ll rally to show the strong support that Automatic Voter registration has. Then we will show up in force for the hearing, again to demonstrate the urgent need for Automatic Voter Registration.

• Transportation and lunch will be provided

• Rally – 12 noon – Million Dollar Staircase, The Capital, Albany

• Hearing – 1-5 pm, Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building (luckily, it’s a big room – let’s fill it!)

RSVP so we can arrange transportation, food and speakers:

We’re hoping they’ll permit grassroots speakers to testify!

Health Care Stories Forum: Fighting for Health Justice for All

Thursday May 30th 5:30 PM – 7 PM · Beauchamp Branch Library

No matter where you are from or what your background is, the current health system—driven by greed—hurts all of us. It is especially harmful to marginalized communities: Black people, people of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ people, and rural populations.

Join a community forum to hear from community advocates about why they are committed to fighting for healthcare justice and a system that puts patients before profits. At this participatory community event, attendees will learn about efforts to win universal, guaranteed, equitable healthcare, and why it’s critical to center health justice for individuals most impacted by the inequities of the current system in our campaigns.

Cosponsored by Campaign for New York Health, ARISE Independent Living Council, Workers’ Center of Central New York, Doula 4 a Queen, Physicians for a National Health Program NY Metro, Students for a National Health Program.

Misse Ross Lit Drop!   Misse Ross Canvass Launch!

Thu, May 30 6PM – 7 PM· Broadway Cafe and Arctic Island

Sat, Jun 1 1PM – 2:30 PM · 4282 Fay Rd, Syracuse

Come Join Us for a Lit Drop Thursday evening! This is one of the many ways we can use our people power to overcome big money politics.

Come Join us for an Official Canvass Launch for Our Campaign Saturday! We will be meeting at Abbotts Frozen Custard, 4282 Fay Rd, Syracuse NY 13219

Rally for Good Cause Evictions!

Fri, May 31st 1PM – 2PM · 333 E Washington St, Syracuse

Join us as we call on our state elected officials to pass legislation that prevents evictions without Good Cause.

We will be organizing with community activists, local leaders, renters, tenants and homeowners who are all calling that we pass this law and protect thousands of New Yorkers!

Join us to demand our representatives pass legislation that prohibits Evictions without Good Cause!

40th Anniversay Freedom Fund Dinner/Dance/Gala hosted by NAACP

Fri, May 31st 5PM · Holiday Inn Syracuse-Liverpool-Exit 37

National Action Network (NAN) Meeting

Sat Jun 1 – 10-11am

Fountain of Life Church, 700 South Ave, Syracuse

Meet the Candidates for Common Council, Commissioner of Education and County Legislature

No Justice No Peace

CODEPINK Syracuse Lush Action

Saturday June 01, 2019 at 1pm – 2pm LUSH Cosmetics 9090 Destiny USA Dr


On Saturday, June 1, we’ll ask Lush to stop doing business in Saudi Arabia! Saudi Arabia is the most gender-segregated country on earth. It imprisons, tortures, and murders women’s rights activists, journalists, and dissidents and is carrying out a war in Yemen so brutal that millions of Yemenis are going hungry. Lush only has two stores in Saudi Arabia so it will not be an excessive burden for them to leave the bloody kingdom.

Doula 4 a Queen 5th Anniversary Fundraiser

Sat, Jun 1st 4PM – 8 PM · Cafe Sankofa Cooperative

Join us as we celebrate Doula 4 a Queen’s founder and owner, Sequoia Kemp, on her 5th year anniversary of being a doula! Enjoy musical performances, a chance to win a raffle prize, and more!

Proceeds will go towards the Doula 4 a Queen sponsorship fund to assist Sequoia in her mission to provide low cost doula services to families in need. The fund covers birth and postpartum doula fees, childbirth education materials, and helps provide basic needs new parents and babies may have. Our goal is to help improve maternal and infant health outcomes by eliminating financial barriers to doula care.

The evening will include dinner, a beverage, and dessert. Tickets can be purchased for $25.00. We ask that you please RSVP to Doula 4 a Queen at 315-696-1795 or to reserve your seat and obtain a ticket. Limited seats available.

If you are unable to attend the fundraiser but would like to donate, you may do so via cash app at$doula4aqueen,$doula4aqueen, or make checks payable to Sequoia Kemp. We hope you will join us!

Joe Radoccia: About-Face: 50 years after Stonewall.

Sat, Jun 1st 6PM – 8PM · ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Ave

Please join us for the opening reception of ABOUT-FACE: 50 years after Stonewall. The Paintings of Joe Radoccia

The exhibition will continue until July 12, 2019

Hudson Valley artist, Joe Radoccia’s painted portraits pay homage to LGBTQ elders.

The oversized portraits in this exhibition represent our hard won freedom to be present, to be as out and visible and large as we want to be. The scale acknowledges the magnitude of the About-Face in attitudes and acceptance that has unfolded in the 50 years since Stonewall. They claim space in an open environment that did not exist when we were born, that did not exist for most of our lives, and that many of us thought we would never live to experience.

But these paintings are also personal, About Faces, our faces, and our individuality. As elders our faces become maps of our experiences, of what we have endured. The vulnerability of a work on paper, the intricacy of the mark making, and the way these come together form portraits that mirror the delicate complexity of the negotiated paths that made us who we are today.

This exhibit is intended as an invitation to enter an intimate conversation with LGBTQ elders, with a few younger voices. And to pause, for a visual musing on the passing of time and our unfolding changes.

This exhibition is in collaboration with CNY Pride & SAGE Upstate

Summer BBQ hosted by Syracuse DSA

Sun, Jun 2nd 4PM – 7:30 PM · Lakeside Park, 45 Forman Street, Cazenovia

Syracuse Democratic Socialists of America

Summer BBQ

Sand volleyball, playground, ball fields

Friends and family welcome!

Bring food to share and throw things on the grill

Want to carpool? Have a question about accessibility?

An Evening with Tonier Cain

Tuesday June 4th 6 PM · Mckinley Brighton Elementary School

Sponsored by Meachem Elementary

Special Guest – Deputy Mayor Sharon Owens

Healing Neen: Trauma & Recovery

Tonier Cain-Muldrow is a trauma survivor and internationally recognized trauma informed care expert. Tonier’s work has focused on heightening awareness of the characteristics and effects of trauma and improving the performance of service providers, businesses, government agencies and others who interact with trauma victims and survivors. Trauma blind-spots distort perceptions, lead to costly mistakes and limit the possibilities of victims and survivors. Tonier Cain was the Founder of Trauma-Informed Care Centers of America. After surviving a childhood of unspeakable abuse, unrelenting violence, and betrayal by systems that were charged with helping, Ms. Tonier Cain stands before her audiences today, a testimony to the resiliency of the human spirit exemplifying the innate human instinct to survive. Tonier “Neen” Cain lived on the streets for twenty nightmarish years. Years filled with hunger, brutality and a lifestyle when described seems unconscionable. Incarcerated and pregnant in 2004, someone finally took the time to ask: “what happened to you” instead of “what’s wrong with you.” It is at that moment she began her journey to become a survivor and for the first time in her life began to live with more hope than fear. The impact of trauma is realized by every age group, race, ethnicity, socio-economic group, gender, community, and workforce. As Ms. Cain shares her story, audience members find themselves challenging their professional and personal beliefs.

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