CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Event Calendar – Sept 24 – Oct 1

Silent Protest Every Tuesday 12:00 – 12:15 PM at Katko’s Office

440 S Warren St, Syracuse

Outraged? Join us to give a weekly reminder to Congressman Katko that we are not okay with his complicity with GOP/Trump human rights violations. 12:00-12:15 pm Tuesdays at 440 South Warren St., Syracuse

Pack the Court For Shaolin hosted by Black Lives Matter Syracuse

Tuesday September 24th 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM 505 S State St, Syracuse, NY

Come out and show your support and solidarity for Shaolin Moore. This past summer, Officers Christopher Buske and Leonard Brown forcibly ripped Shaolin out of his car. Instead of these abusive officers facing consequences, is the one who’s forced to appear in court this Tuesday. Let’s show the judge, the DA, and the rest of the community that we have Shaolin’s back.

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


September 24 – Erie Blvd East and East Genesee St. in Dewitt

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

 Free Gaza – weekly demonstrations 

Fridays 4:30 – 5:15 pm Sept 27th  (every Friday afternoon) 

Corner of East Genesee St. and Erie Blvd, DeWitt

Over one year after the Great March of Return protests began at the Gaza-Israel border, Palestinians in Gaza are still demanding their internationally-recognized right to return to the homes they were displaced from in 1948. The protests have continued at the border every Friday, and Israeli snipers have continued to meet them with excessive force, resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands more injuries since the Great March began on March 30, 2018. Join us to stand up for human rights – bring your own sign or borrow one of ours.

TNT Southside Housing Taskforce meeting

Tuesday Sept 24th 5:30PM – 7PM 201 E Washington St Syracuse

Planning meeting to discuss Southside Tenant Housing conditions issues.

Biweekly organizational meeting/Reunión quincenal de la organiza

Tuesday Sept 24th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM · 2013 E Genesee St, Syracuse,

Biweekly organization meeting of the Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network. Anyone interested in joining is welcome. 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 quincenal 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.

Clean Heating & Cooling with Geothermal

Tuesday Sept 24th 7PM – 8PM @Cortland Beer Company,LLC 16 Court St, Cortland NY

Clean Heating and Cooling with Geothermal: You’ll like what you don’t see. Presented by Jay Egg, HeatSmart CNY.

Geothermal Tour of Shineman Center at SUNY Oswego

Wed, Sep 25th 5PM – 6:30 PM@ Oswego State 398 Shineman Center, 30 Centennial Drive Oswego

 Tour one of the largest geothermal installations in NY, followed by a meet & greet with HeatSmart CNY installer partners to learn the options to make your own home more energy efficient.

Jesmyn Ward

Tuesday Sept 24th 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM John H. Mulroy Civic Center

 MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has been hailed as the standout writer of her generation, proving her “fearless and toughly lyrical” voice in novels, memoir, and nonfiction. Betsy Burton of the American Booksellers Association has called her “the new Toni Morrison.” In 2017, she became the first woman and the first person of color to win two National Book Awards for Fiction—joining the ranks of William Faulkner, Saul Bellow, John Cheever, Philip Roth, and John Updike.

Lunch with Tony!

Wed, Sep 25th 11:30 PM – 1PM  · Broadway Cafe & Arctic Island 210 W Seneca Turnpike, SyracuseJoin Tony on Wednesday, September 25th, for conversation surrounding Onondaga County and a bite to eat at Broadway Cafe & Artic Island.

Friends of Dorothy Dinner

Wednesday Sept 25th 5PM – 7PM Bishop Harrison Center

Great vegetarian and vegan food and great company. Gluten free options available. Sliding scale donation starting at $0 to whatever you would like to to give to support our work.  (We accept credit cards.)
Use the entrance on the church side of the building if you need the elevator.
Thanks and please pass the word! All are welcome

WCCNY Urban Workers’ Monthly Meeting/Reunión mensual de trabajad

Wed, Sep 25th 6PM – 8PM · 2013 E Genesee St, Syracuse
Having problems in the workplace but don’t know what to do? Come join us
for an evening of worker power, where we can help connect you to the community you’ve been searching for all along: Workers’ Coming together to change the system, and improve both working and living conditions! We will conduct a a few activities to get to know each other better, and you can learn about the work we’ve been doing. Bring a dish to share, childcare provided.

¿Tiene problemas en el lugar de trabajo pero no sabe qué hacer? Únase a nosotros para una noche de poder de los trabajadores, donde podemos ayudarlo a conectarse con la comunidad que ha estado buscando todo el tiempo: ¡Trabajadores unidos para cambiar el sistema y mejorar las condiciones laborales y de vida! Llevaremos a cabo algunas actividades para conocernos mejor, y usted puede aprender sobre el trabajo que hemos estado haciendo. Traiga un plato para compartir, cuidado de niños proporcionado.

Tell the DEC: No Trail on Murphy’s Island!

Wed Sept 25th 6 PM – 9PM · The Oncenter 800 S State St.

After months of hard work by community members, the New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation has agreed to hold a public hearing on Onondaga County’s application to build a trail on Murphy’s Island. This trail would pass right through an important bald eagle winter roost and through a heavily polluted site that has not been cleaned up. Come tell the DEC that this trail is bad for wildlife and for public health!

Human Flow – Community Film Screening

Wed, Sep 25th 7PM – 9PM · ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse
Artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis – the greatest human displacement since World War II – I in this breathtakingly epic film journey HUMAN FLOW.

Free and open to the public.
Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

Mayor and Police Chief Public Forum (CRB Informational Table)

Thu, Sep 26th 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM · 2100 E Fayette St, Syracuse, NY

The CRB will have an informational table at the Eastside Boys &
Girls Club from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Come express your concerns related to SPD to the Mayor Walsh, Deputy Mayor Owens, and Chief Buckner.

Police-Community Meeting – Eastside

Thursday Sep 26th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM · E. Fayette St Boys and Girls Club

Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner and Mayor Ben Walsh will hold the
next Police-Community meeting on the Eastside at the Boys & Girls Club on
E. Fayette St. The meeting is the fourth in a series of five forums being held
to gather input from residents and to increase the communications between the Syracuse Police Department and neighborhoods.

The Department encourages as many residents from the Eastside community to attend to have the opportunity to participate in a face-to-face dialogue, identifying issues they would like to see addressed.

Syracuse Public Charge Community Meeting

Thursday Sept 26th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM North Side Learning Center 501 Park St

In the latest attack on immigrant families, the Trump administration has finalized a new Public Charge Rule that attempts to deliberately limit legal immigration for working class immigrants.

Join local CNY organizations in a community meeting to learn more about this new policy. In this community meeting, our panelists will share background information on the new Public Charge rule, and will help community members and allies understand who is affected by this rule and who is not.

No Small Matter – “What If ” Film Series Screening

Thu, Sep 26th 6:30PM – 8:30 PM· ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley AveThe Gifford Foundation “What If…” Film Series Presents:
Presented in partnership with Child Care Solutions
No Small Matter is the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. Through poignant stories and surprising humor, the film lays out the overwhelming evidence for the importance of the first five years, and reveals how our failure to act on that evidence has resulted in an everyday crisis for American families, and a slow-motion catastrophe for the country. Visit or to watch the trailer and learn more!

Free and Open to the Public

SU Human Rights Film Festival 2019

Thu, Sep 26th Opening 7PM – Saturday Sept 28th 9PM· Syracuse University

17th annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

September 26-28, 2019
Free and Open to the Public

Free public parking. Info on website.


IS PART OF Syracuse Symposium 2019-20: Silence and is presented by the Syracuse University Humanities Center | College of Arts and Sciences and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Films will be screened with
English captions or subtitles, as noted. Communication Access Realtime
Translation (CART) will be available at all screenings. If you require other
accommodations, please contact Kristen Northrop (,
315-443-7358) by September 15, 2018

Empty Bowls Event

Fri, Sep 27th 11AM – 2PM · SU Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St.

Choose from hundreds of hand-crafted ceramic bowls. Enjoy a meal of soup and bread. Proceeds to benefit the IFC. The IFC helps the food pantries in Onondaga County and the people who rely on their services.

Haudenosaunee Wooden stick Lacrosse Festival
Sat, Sep 28th 9AM – Sun Sep 29th 5PM · 6700 Onondaga Lake Pkwy Liverpool

The 4th Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Festival features wooden
lacrosse stick makers and other Haudenosaunee crafters. The Festival takes
place on the sports fields on the south of Onondaga Lake Park. There will be
traditional singing and dancing with traditional Haudenosaunee foods and

This event will be educational and entertaining for the whole family.

Learn more at:

CNY Solidarity Meeting with The Workers Center of CNY

Sun,, Sep 29th  3PM – 5PM · Park Central Presbyterian Church   

Join us at the CNY Solidarity meeting on Sunday, September 29th at Park Central! In the first half of our meeting we will hear from organizers from the Workers’ Center of CNY, followed in the second half by committee meetings.
New members welcome to join and learn about our committees and ways to engage!
Park Central is an accessible facility. Use the side door entrance to enter the building. The elevator is to the left. We will be meeting in the basement room for the full coalition meeting before breaking into committee meetings

 Let’s Flip the Leg. Hosted by Uplift

Sun, Sep 29th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM · 443 Burnet Ave, Syracuse

This year – flipping the county legislature is more important than ever. With redistricting looming, our best hope to ever enacting a county sustainability plan, non-partisan redistricting, and a fair and equitable distribution of resources is to win this year.

support Uplift endorsed County Legislature Candidates…

Mary Kuhn, District 7
Mark Mark, District 10
Jessica Bumpus, District 5
Nodesia Hernandez, District 2
Irene Workman, District 11

The Urban Jobs Taskforce Presents: Urban Jobs NOW

Monday Sept 30th 5:30 PM -7:30 PM · Tucker Missionary Baptist Church 515 Oakwood Ave

Imagine a construction project so massive that it has the ability to change the trajectory of the lives of you family, and friends by them becoming engaged, aligned and employed with the I-81 viaduct project.

The $2 billion I-81 Viaduct project will bring 1,000s of good-paying construction jobs to our city. If it’s business as usual, those construction jobs will be union jobs.

According to the Racial Equity Impact Statement (REIS) of Urban Jobs Task Force and Legal Services of CNY, the unionized construction trade industry in Onondaga County consists mostly of white males residing outside of the city.

This means that if the project started today, a majority of our city residents would not be able to get a job on the project. That needs to change now! Come learn about who UJTF is and what we can do together to ensure that our community is not left out of the jobs on I-81.

 Save the date and/or register:

Onondaga Beach?: A People’s Forum Wed Oct 2nd6 PM – 8PM · University United Methodist Church-Syracuse,

I-81 Project in Syracuse- Two Perspectives Oct 11th Syracuse Center of Excellence

CALL for ART: Social Justice artists age 18- 40 Daily, until October 30th ArtRage Gallery

Antiracism Workshop January 2020

CNYSC is happy to be collaborating with local community groups to put together a day long workshop to further our antiracism work in Syracuse. If you think you might be interested in helping or attending this workshop to be held in January 2020, please click on your preferred weekend dates here before Sept 24th. (Names comments and votes on this doodle are confidential.)

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