CNY Solidarity Coalition
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June 2, 2020 – June 9, 2020

Announcements from CNY Solidarity Coalition:

Next Meeting: Sunday June 14, 3-4 PM. Zoom link will be sent.

Other Coalition News: From Meeting Sunday 5/31/2020

CNY Solidarity Coalition strongly supports the current protests against the murders of George Floyd and numerous other African Americans at the hands of police. We will act as allies to those directly involved in this struggle, in accordance with our commitment to non-violent action.

The Coordinating Committee’s authority to authorize expenditures will be increased, for expenses related to supporting groups in the current struggle.  

We will continue to look for leadership in the current crisis to groups representing people of color and other marginalized groups. Some of the local groups we pay attention to are shown here.

Articles of the week:

Black People Need Stronger White Allies — Here’s How You Can Be One

A Report on Last Night’s Disaster   WE WERE DRIVEN OFF OF THE PATIO AT ST. JOHN’S – a place of peace and respite and medical care throughout the day – SO THAT MAN COULD HAVE A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH!!! PEOPLE WERE HURT SO THAT HE COULD POSE IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH WITH A BIBLE! HE WOULD HAVE HAD TO STEP OVER THE MEDICAL SUPPLIES WE LEFT BEHIND BECAUSE WE WERE BEING TEAR GASSED!!!!

ACLU’s Know your rights while demanding justice for George Floyd

How to More Safely Protest in a Pandemic

A thoughtful essay  from a friend about some of the contradictions in peaceful protest, non-violent resistance, and the contorted logic and language around these issues. 

Books Recommended for helping white people confront our own bias:

(If you don’t want to buy from the world’s richest man: Support independent bookstores. Bookshop.

Or go to https://www.onlib.org  for Library Takeout or downloading books.)

How To Be An Antiracist Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Michelle Alexander

Between the World and Me  Ta-Nehisi Coates

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Robin DiAngelo, 

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Richard Rothstein

Or maybe start here: Anti-racism resources for white people

Critical Reminders:

 Complete Census Form here: https://2020census.gov/en.html

All registered Democrats in Onondaga County should have received an Application for Absentee Ballot for the June 23 primary electionhttp://www.ongov.net/elections/absentee.html  All registered voters are eligible to vote absentee in the June 23 primary election. 

EVENTS/ACTIONS CALENDAR

ArtRage Past & Present – A Virtual Exhibition

Opens May 26 online. 

See the link at https://artragegallery.org  (next to the Donate button – ArtRage is a priceless community resource they deserve our support!)

Hidden Costs documentary film about North Brooklyn  Pipeline

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7 PM – 8 PM 

Hosted by No North Brooklyn Pipeline and 7 othershttps://bit.ly/2XD4VdU

50 years after the second largest oil spill in US history was discovered leaking under North Brooklyn, a fracked gas pipeline is under construction in the same community. HIDDEN COSTS focuses on patterns of community sacrifice for corporate profit and celebrates communities that have fought for generations for clean and healthy neighborhoods. Film available with a link all day on Tues. June 2nd (film is 20 min long) ZOOM Q&A with Sane Energy Project, filmmaker, and subjects Tues. June 2nd at 7 PM ET Register for the film link and Zoom password

Works Progress Administration – Pandemic Recovery Bill

Wednesday, June 3rd, 12 PM

State Senator Rachel May and Assemblywoman Fahy hold a  virtual press conference on their bill to create a WPA Jobs Program in response to COVID-19. 

Return-to-Work & COVID-19[Join in for 1, 2 or all 3 parts!]

Series by Occupational Health Clinical Center: Healthy Work in the Pandemic

Wednesday June 3, 2020 Presented by: Jeanette Zoeckler/OHCC
https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAocOmtpj0oGtABnzQZKo2DlvXONV8ATNB_

Meeting ID:  945 7058 6204

  1. How to Safely Reopen the Workplace 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  2. Cleaning & Disinfecting “Best Practices” 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  3. Occupational Stress in the Coronavirus Pandemic  2:00pm – 3:00pm

SYRACUSE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA GENERAL MEETING

A Post Covid-19 World? Hadas Their and Ellen David Friedman

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 7 PM – 10 PM

The Covid19 crisis has not only exacerbated the already existing structural weaknesses of capitalism it has also initiated a process of what seems to be yet another economic crisis of great proportions. 
We invite you to participate in our chapter’s general meeting with our two guest speakers Hadas Thier and Ellen David Friedman. We will discuss how this economic crisis will unfold, how it will affect labor and what solutions socialists will be advancing in the coming months.
Please register here:  you will receive an invitation with a link and password.   

Questions? Contact: Jeanette Zoeckler, Co-Chair of Syracuse DSA (315) 380-7512 or zoeckler.jeanette@yahoo.com

Candidate Forum – Black Leadership Coalition

Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 7:30
Candidates running for public office will participate in an online Candidate Forum. Ahead of the upcoming midterm elections, the nonpartisan forum, hosted by the Black Leadership Coalition of CNY (BLCCNY), will offer Central New York voters the opportunity to hear from candidates running for local and federal appointments. Confirmed Forum participants include NY24 Congressional Candidates Dana Balter and Francis Conole. Syracuse City Court candidates include Jeffrey Leibo and Shadia Tadros.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84431518699?pwd=TjlsWEVKWT

Healthy Work: Staying Safe in these Uncertain Times 

Series by Occupational Health Clinical Center: Healthy Work in the Pandemic

Friday June 5, 2020   10:00am – 1:00pm  Presented by: Jeanette Zoeckler/OHCC

https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tdumvqTwqHtCBAzniM9XnQDW40VDVnkpy

Meeting ID: 990 1077 7044

Ergonomics & the Remote Workplace

Series by Occupational Health Clinical Center: Healthy Work in the Pandemic

Friday, June 5, 2020  3:00pm – 4:00pmTodd Baker/MidState COSH

https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sduuqpjkpHd1XX2qXNW5xfGYBEKNkr_nh

Meeting ID: 991 1228 2379

The Fight Against Police Terror 

Saturday May 6  1 PM – 2 PM

555 S State St, Syracuse, NY 13202-2280 

Black Lives Matter Syracuse New York  and Raha Syracuse

This will be an event for us to show solidarity with the dozens of other cities around the U.S. and the rest of the world in protest of the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Arbery, and the countless others killed as a result of white supremacy and the institutional racism that protects it. 
During this event, you will also learn what actionable steps we can take to ensure what steps we can take as individuals to fight against what supremacy and institutional racism here in Syracuse. 
Also PLEASE WEAR YOUR FACE MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT THIS RALLY! We need to keep each other safe! 


Coronavirus @ Work 

Series by Occupational Health Clinical Center: Healthy Work in the Pandemic

Tuesday June 9, 2020    2:00pm – 5:00pm  Presented by: Jeanette Zoeckler/OHCC
https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvdOCurD8oHdRKLf4W5ClOVvLR9hyW0r2X

Meeting ID: 942 3962 4270

Street Heat – Weekly Protests are back with Physical Distancing!

HANCOCK: our decade-long protests against Hancock’s piloting killer reaper drones over the Islamic oil lands are resuming.  6000 East Molloy Rd every Tuesday from 4:15 to 5 p.m. 

DEWITT: Weekly protest against the IDF terrorism leading to the maiming and killing of Palestinians seeking to actualize their Right-of-Return at the Gaza border: every Friday from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. at Erie Blvd East and East Genesee in Dewitt. Park in the nearby mini-mall parking lot. 

 REGIONAL FARMERS MARKET: anti-weaponized drones/anti-militarism protest: 9 to 9:45 a.m Saturdays . directly across from the market’s main entrance on Park Street.

HOW TO HELP: Volunteer or Donate

Here’s Where You Can Donate to HelpProtests Against Police Brutality:

An Article from Rolling Stone with links to Bail funds, legal aid, and other organizations working to help activists seeking justice for George Floyd and other victims of police violence

For exampleActBlue: Split a donation between 39 community bail funds

Donate to OG’s Against Gun Violence

Cliff Ryan has been one of the consistent peacekeepers during the protests and for years in the city. 

Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network(SIRDN): fund to

support undocumented workers and familiesDONATE HERE

Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network   https://www.facebook.com/SyracuseIRDN/

Political/Electoral Actions, Donations 

Ready to Flip the Senate this Year? Indivisible’s Payback Projectisout to do just that! check out Indivisible’s coordinated nationwide effort focused on eleven of the worst, and most vulnerable, Trump enablers in the Senate. This would be a great place to put your stimulus check to work! 

Dana Balter for Congress: We need a progressive voice representing us in Congress, instead of someone who endorses Donald Trump for President! https://electdanabalter.com/

FINDING HELP/RESOURCES  Also see COVID19 Info Below

SIRDN Covid19 Warm Line: (315) 552-1670

Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network(SIRDN)  Coronavirus-related information for farmworker, immigrant,  undocumented, day laborer, and domestic worker communities. English and Spanish-speaking operators. Text and phone.

SIRDN has also created a resource document for COVID-19 information, for immigrants and undocumented folks in NY and their allies. When possible, we included both English and Spanish versions. Or you can use these instructions to have Google translate the page.**

COVID-19 INFORMATION:

If you do not have a doctor and have questions, symptoms, or may have been exposed to COVID-19, call Upstate University Hospital’s Triage Line at 315.464.397

Assistance connecting with health and human services: call 211 or visit211cny.com

Onondaga County Coronaviris Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information Page

COVID-19 Testing Hotline:

Upstate University Hospital Regional Triage (COVID-19) Information Page

NYS Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Page

Johns Hopkins – Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage.

New York Attorney General Coronavirus Resources and Warnings

FCC Consumer Warnings and Safety Tips

FTC Coronavirus Scam Information

NYS Free Mental Health Hotline: 1-844-863-9314

Onondaga County Meals Help Line for Onondaga County: 315-218-1987

Madison County Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 315-366-2327

Oneida County Mental Health Hotline: 1-800-678-0888

Oneida County COVID-019 Hotline: 315-798-5431

Oneida County Family and Community Services Helpline: 315-798-5439 
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Peter McCarthy
pmccar1100@gmail.com

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