CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Outreach Event Calendar Oct 8 – 15

Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency (OCIDA) regular meeting

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 8:30am at
The Oncenter Convention Center. This will be held in Meeting Rooms 1/2/3 – 800 South State St., Syracuse

The agenda for this meeting has been released, here.  The distribution center proposed for the Liverpool golf course is action item #2.  The meeting is a public meeting but not a public hearing, and thus public questions will not be allowed according to our inquiry. If you can, however, please attend and submit comments to

Labor leader Mark Spadafore’s recent commentary “Ask questions before giving big warehouse a tax deal” highlights many concerns. The commentary has a good list of questions that should be asked and answered prior to moving forward. In addition to attending any public hearings, the public can attend any meetings, submit comments, keep writing letters to the editor, and keep asking questions in any format.  We should request more information prior to any tax breaks and demand increased transparency.

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

An Assembly in Support of All Immigrants

Every Saturday until they close the camps, we’ll gather from 11:30-12:00 noon on the sidewalk adjacent to the paid parking at the Regional Transportation Center, directly across the street from the Regional Market. Feel free to bring your own sign; we’ll also have a bunch of printed standard signs to share. More details here.

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


OCTOBER 1 & 15 Hancock AFB
OCTOBER 8, 22 & 29 Corner of Adams St. & Almond St.

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.

City of Syracuse Redistricting Meetings

Syracuse Common Council President Helen Hudson will be hosting 11 informational meetings on Proposition 1 that will be on the City of Syracuse
ballot this year. This proposition will change the City Charter and mandate the next round of redistricting be given to an independent non-partisan group of
citizens to draw the map.

Public Meetings on Redistricting (by date):
District 4:
October 8 at 6pm, Westcott Community Center
District 5:
October 9 at5pm, Henninger High School
 District 3:
October 10 at 7pm, Bob Cecile Center
District 5:
October 11 at 5pm, Nottingham High School
District 3 and 4:
October 15 at 5:30pm, Brighton Academy
District 1:
October 16 at 5pm, Northeast Hawley Development Association (NEHDA)
District 1:
October 17 at5:30pm, Magnarelli Community Center
 District 5:
October 18 at 5pm, Boys & Girls Club East Fayette Street

Thank you to Syracuse Common Councilors and Common Council President Helen Hudson for scheduling.

Sign Making for the Close the Camps Rally

Wed, Oct 9th 6PM  · Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice 2013 E Genesee St

 Syracuse is responding to a national call to organize a Close the Camps on October 11th. This Wednesday, October 9 we will gather at the worker Center offices to get ready for our action! Come and join us to make signs, prep flyers, learn more about what’s happening at the border and help the participants to make the action happen!!

New American Forum Panel Discussion

Wednesday October 9th 7 PM · ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse

Join us for an evening with members of the New American Forum, a group to collectively represent the voices of immigrants in Syracuse.
The panel will include Nada Odeh, Chol Majok, Fatuma Mohamud, Jay Subedi, Mostafa Shalaby and Tai Shaw.

The New American Forum
fosters the new American population by addressing their needs, raising their voice, reaching out for resources, participating in activities that matters and actively being involved in building communities and neighborhoods.

Rochester Rally and Public Hearing on the NY Health Act!

Thu, Oct 10 · Memorial Art Gallery Ballroom, University of Rochester 500 University Avenue Rochester

 RSVP using this form ASAP:
Testimony is limited, but you can request to be invited by downloading this form
and sending it to ASAP.*

We will need more than
testimony on October 10th. We need you to be there to rally for the NY Health Act and/or attend the hearing. We encourage supporters of the NY Health Act to wear RED to show solidarity.

WHEN: Thursday, October 10,
2019  9:00AM Rally 9:30AM Press Conference  10:00AM Hearing
WHERE: Memorial Art Gallery Ballroom, University of Rochester 
500 University Avenue
Rochester, New York 14607

Donald T. Pomeroy Lecture Series: Nicola Lo Calzo

Thu, Oct 10th 12PM – 12:30 PM  · Onondaga Historical Association 321 Montgomery St, Syracuse

In conjunction with the exhibition Bundles of Wood, the Onondaga Historical Association is proud to host a lunchtime lecture with acclaimed photographer Nicola Lo Calzo. Lo Calzo will discuss his research, artistic practice and photographing the rich local history of the Underground Railroad (UGRR) during his residency at Light Work in 2017.
This event is free and open to the public.

Onondaga County: Why Your District Attorney Matters hosted by NYCLU

Thursday Oct 10th 6PM – 8PM Freedom Commons 450 Burt St. Syracuse

 District attorneys are one of the most powerful players in the criminal legal system.

The Onondaga County District Attorney’s job is to represent “The People” by seeking justice. But the policies of mass incarceration and mass criminalization, that have been fueled by district attorney offices, have devastated communities in Onondaga County.

This Election Day, you have the chance to vote for who you think will best represent our values of fairness and equal justice.

The Onondaga County DA candidate forum is your opportunity to ask candidates where they stand on important issues facing our communities.

We’ll ask candidates for their positions on topics like police accountability, marijuana legalization, the opioid crisis, bail reform, the criminalization of race and poverty, and much more.The Onondaga DA has the power to decide things like what charges to file and what offenses to prosecute, which can determine how many people are incarcerated. Our forum is a chance to find out how the candidates will work to end mass incarceration and mass criminalization and promote the safety of all residents.

National Call to Action! Close the Concentration Camps!

Fri, Oct 11th 12PM – 1:30 PM  · James M. Hanley Federal Building 100 S Clinton St

 The Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps is calling for immigrant rights organizations across the country to mobilize in October. Syracuse is answering that call! Join us on October 11th to demand the closure of the immigrant detention camps and to demand that our immigrant brothers and sisters be let into the US! 

We will gather at The Federal Building at 12:00pm and march to the local ICE offices where we will hear from community members and organizers.
See you there! 

I-81 Project in Syracuse- Two Perspectives

Friday Oct 11th 12 PM  – 1:30 PM· Syracuse Center of Excellence 727 E Washington St, Syracuse


Kerin Rigney, Town of DeWitt

Town Councilor and “Syracuse Suburbs for the Grid”
Kerin will discuss why the Community Grid is beneficial to the suburbs, why we are working to show that there is a lot of support from suburbanites for the community grid; and how the DOT has done more than their due diligence. Jason Evans, Ashley McGraw Architects and “ReThink 81” PARKING NOTE: You must now pay to park in the CoE parking lot. Use of alternative transportation is highly encouraged: Use of alternative transportation is highly encouraged: CENTRO, Campus Loop Buses as well as walking and biking.
You are welcome to bring your Green Bag Lunch!
To attend or access this meeting online please register here:

We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump

Fri Oct 11th 4 PM – 6PM · Stolkin Aud. Physics Building, Syracuse 

Indivisible co-founder Ezra Levin will be delivering the Maxwell School’s State of Democracy lecture, in conjunction with his new book, co-authored with Leah Greenberg, We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump. The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Irving Garage for a small fee.

Reception | Nicola Lo Calzo: Bundles of Wood

Friday October 11th 5PM – 7PM  Light Work 316 Waverly Ave, Syracuse

 Nicola Lo Calzo: Bundles of Wood

Reception: Friday, October
11, 5-7pm
Artist Conversation with
playwright Kyle Bass:
Friday, October 11, 6pm

Since 2010, the Italian
photographer Nicola Lo Calzo has traversed Atlantic coastal areas to research
buried memories of the African Diaspora. His latest project, “Bundles of Wood”
documents the rich local history of the Underground Railroad in Central New

In September 2017, Lo Calzo
participated in a month-long residency at Light Work, during which he
researched and documented Central New York’s own rich history of the
Underground Railroad. “Bundles of Wood” is the resulting photo essay, tracing a
clandestine network active up to the American Civil War.

Onondaga County Day of Democratic Action

Sat, Oct 12th 12PM – 3PM · 401 North Main St., North Syracuse, NY

 We will meet at 401 North Main St. in North Syracuse at 12 pm for a rally where we will hear from Dana, Jessica Bumpus for

Onondaga County Legislature, Nodesia Hernandez for County Legislator, Tony Malavenda for
County Executive
, Chuck Keller for
District Attorney
, and Marty Masterpole for
Onondaga County Comptroller
. From there we will split up between Nodesia’s and Jessica’s districts in
Salina and Clay for a couple hours of canvassing to have conversations with
voters about the upcoming 2019 elections.

Exploring InterPlay: Body Wisdom Tools for Ease and Joy

Sat Oct 12th 1 PM – 4PM · Mundy Branch 1204 S Geddes Syracuse

Interplay draws on movement, voice, stillness, and storying-making. It is about refreshing soul, finding playfulness, and retrieving the wisdom of our bodies. Join InterPlay leader-in-training Coran Klaver for a workshop exploring InterPlay forms, practices, and tools. The workshop will be in two parts (1:00-2:30; 2:45-4:00), so if you can’t commit to 3 hours, you can still attend!

CNY Solidarity Meeting: School and Property Tax Inequity

Sunday October 13th 3PM – 5PM @ Bishop Harrison Center 1324 Lancaster Ave, Syracuse

Join us at the CNY Solidarity meeting on Sunday, October 13th at the Bishop Harrison Center.
New members welcome to join and learn about our committees and ways to engage!

Misse Ross on NYS School Finance
Michele Breidenbach of on city property tax inequality
Committee meeting breakouts: Indivisible NY 24, State and Local Legislative Action Committee, Climate Justice,

Bishop Harrison Center is an accessible facility. Use the side door entrance nearest the chapel for the elevator entrance. We will be meeting in the basement room for the full coalition meeting before breaking into committee meetings.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration 2019

Monday Oct 14th 5 PM – 6 PM · Syracuse Inner Harbor Amph., 396 W Kirkpatrick St, 

Join Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation and others in the community for this celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day featuring the White Pine Singers and Dancers of the Onondaga Nation leading traditional social dancing. Please come ready to join in

Bernie Sanders 2020 Organizing Meeting For Syracuse

Monday Oct 14th  5 PM – 6:30 PM · OneGroup Insurance 706 N Clinton St, Syracuse

Come to our first organizing meeting for supporters in the Syracuse area.

Join the Debate Watch Party Tuesday October 15th 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM @ Taps Bar 515 Westcott St. Syracuse.

Impeachment Teach-in and Town Hall

Monday Oct 14th 7 PM – 9PM  · Bishop Harrison Diocesan Center 1342 Lancaster Ave

 A courageous whistleblower informed Congress that the President of the United States withheld U.S. military assistance to Ukraine in an effort to coerce Ukraine to manufacture false information impugning one of the President’s leading political opponents.That account has been confirmed by the White House’s own printed summary of the July 25 phone call between Pres. Trump and Ukrainian Pres. Zelensky. The press has reported that Pres. Trump and Attorney General Barr undertook similar efforts with multiple additional foreign leaders, all in an effort to undermine the fairness and security of our 2020 election. 

Join legal experts and elected officials to learn about the process of impeachment and discuss whether Trump should be impeached.

Sankofa Communities Planning and Visioning Meeting hosted by InterPlay Syracuse

Tuesday Oct 15th 6 PM · Southside Communication Center, 2331 S. Salina St.

The Sankofa Communities Syracuse Project invites you to join us in shaping and co-creating a Sankofa Communities Syracuse Project that will address issues of historical community displacements, but also intersecting questions of sovereignty, self-determination, survival, and thriving. The goal of this project is to create community engagement leading to a performance. We envision monthly gatherings and two day-long workshops leading up to a free, interactive community performance. Some of the materials we may use are factual timelines that highlight federal treaties; federal, state and county laws that were enacted specifically to support the displacement of Native American, Black, and Latinx communities and families, as well as white flight and economic disinvestment; and some actual stories of those families.

Save the Date and/or Register:

“Moral Responsibility Toward Animals as Reflected in the Major Religions of the World”  Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at Onondaga Free Library

Syracuse Round Table Discussion on School Funding hosted by Senator Mayer October 29th

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. (Names comments and votes on this doodle
are confidential.)

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