CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter July 21 – 28

From CNY Solidarity Coalition:

Next Meeting: Sun. July 26, 3-4 PM, via Zoom. (In July and August meeting times will alternate between 3-4 pm and 7-8 pm) 

Agenda and link to come. 

CNY Solidarity Coalition supports the Peoples’ Agenda for Policing. We are collaborating with Syracuse Police Accountability and Reform Coalition (SPAARC), 

Articles of the week:

Civil rights activist and politician John Lewis – a life in pictures 

From the Guardian

If you’re not readingHeather Cox Richardson’s Letters from an Americanyou’re missing an important opportunity. Every morning, she sends a page of her thoughts on what is most significant in the news and why. Her analysis is thoughtful, caring, hopeful, and unflinching. 

From July 19: “Trump is shifting his reelection pitch, and it has frightening implications for the country. Over the weekend, the federal crackdown in Portland, Oregon continued, with people in unmarked camouflage uniforms arresting peaceful protesters and taking them away in unmarked vehicles. And then, they appeared—for now—to let them go. The administration appears to be constructing a scene of violence and disorder for the news media to show to viewers.”


“Back from the Brink”, the call to prevent nuclear war

Tuesday, 7/21 at 12 PM

Eastwood Rotary Club is proud to invite you to a program titled “Back from the Brink”, the call to prevent  nuclear war with Dr. Ira Helfand

Back from the Brink Is a national grassroots initiative seeking to fundamentally change US nuclear weapons policy and lead us away from  the dangerous path we are on.Learn more On the website

Join Zoom MeetingMeeting ID: 841 2094 1773 Password: EWRz4-Way!

The Black Radical Imaginary and Migrant Struggle: How the Movement for Black Lives has Impacted Migrant Activism in the U.S. Info Here
Jul 21, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time

Hosted by Migrant Justice Initiative at Yale and Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity & Transnational Migration

The Movement for Black Lives has led to a reconsideration of political institutions in the United States. Calls to #DefundPolice, protest chants (“Who do you protect? Who do you serve?”) and reminders that #BlackLivesMatterhave ruptured the most fundamental assumptions of justice in the United States. They have also led to a radical re-imagining of the place that oppressed communities have in the country and in its political system.

Join us for an online conversation with panelists whose activist practice has been connected to the Movement for Black Lives: 

-Sandy Valenciano, Community Organizer/Andy Gove Fellow at Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) 

-Nathaniel Tan, Co-Director of Asian Prisoner Support Committee 

-Aly Wane, Steering Committee Member at Syracuse Peace Council.

We’ve all Missed ArtRage. Here’s a quick fix:


July 16, 2020 to August 23, 2020    CLICK HERE TO VIEW EXHIBITION 

Four Syracuse photographers capture the current move ment for racial justice and police accountability; Ciara Feltham, Dennis Fernando, Maranie Rae Staab and Julio Urrutia.

Public Power Campaign NYS: Teach- In

July 21, 7:30-9PM Hosted by Syracuse DSA

We invite our members to attend our teach in on public power. Our ecosocialist committee has been involved in a statewide effort to build a campaign around three bills that would radically change the energy landscape in the state.
As socialists we also fight against the capitalist destruction of our planet and climate. The only way to move forward is through a radical plan to take over our utilities and change to renewable energy. 
Join us to learn more about our campaign! This is a teach in designed for those members who are inactive or new and would like to join our fight for climate justice!  Register here

Next Steps Meeting on Ending Gerrymandering in Onondaga County

Wednesday, July 22, 6 PM

Homer Wheaton Park Pavilion 300 Mountainview Ave, Syracuse, NY 13224, USA

Fair Maps CNY

We promised you this fight will keep going, but we need your help. This is a movement that is bound together by a unifying purpose: to end gerrymandering and give power of redistricting back ot the citizens. That quest doesn’t end with one vote, it has just begun.
Please wear a mask and we are choosing a spacious outdoor setting so we can be socially distant. A rain location or date will be chosen in the future if weather looks inclement. Rsvp here:
Helen Hudson will address us on how we can help with the City Of Syracuse redistricting process and upcoming hearings. We will also recap what happened at the County Legislature and how we can move forward. If they put out their resolution we can review whether it has any merit and whether it is something we can support even as a temporary measure.
Finally we will look ahead to what our options are in 2021 if either the City or County fail to deliver on truly fair maps and how we can fight those maps and what resources we may need to marshal.

Matters that Matter: A Conversation Series from Hendricks Chapel

Thursday July 23, 2020 7-8PM

Online Event

The Rev. Cornell William Brooks of Harvard University, former president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will join Hendricks Chapel Dean Brian Konkol for a virtual conversation on Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m. ET. Rev. Brooks and Konkol’s discussion will focus on social change, religious communities, and human rights around the country and world. Please register here!:

Virtual Town Hall w/ Democratic City Court Judge Tadros & Davis

Thursday July 23; 5:30 PM  ·Online Event

In this week’s Zoom with Czarny we have another of our virtual Town Hall events with the winners of the Syracuse City Court Democratic Primary.  The presumptive winners Shadia Tadros for City Court Judge and Friends of Felicia for Judge.  We will talk about their successful primary campaign and what they hope to bring to the bench if they are successful in the general.  As always confirm your attendance to be emailed a Zoom link to the event.  More details as they become available.

Stop Evictions, Stop Police Terror! Info

Saturday, July 25 3 PM 516 Burt St, Syracuse, NY 13202

Syracuse PSL (Party for Socialism and Liberation)

Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation and other organizations from across the country on Saturday, July 25 in a National Day of Action to demand “Stop Evictions and Foreclosures, Cancel the Rents & End Racist Police Terror!” Protestors will wear face masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Come to hear speakers from local organizations and to demand structural change!

Housing (In)Equality in CNY: A History

Monday July 27, 2PM-3PM

Online Event

Join us as Sally Santangelo, Executive Director of CNY Fair Housing, presents the history of housing segregation, racial covenants and redlining in Central New York.

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America: Richard Rothstein and Kara Murray-Badal, The Mosaic Project Info Here

Thursday, July 30, 2020. 11AMPST

$10 Sliding Scale

Join us for an essential, timely conversation with Richard Rothstein, author of New York Times top-10 bestseller The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, with Kara Murray-Badal, Board Member, The Mosaic Project.

In The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America—the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much recent social strife—is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

Building Pro-Black Institutions and Movements

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 1-3pm ET AND Monday, August 10, 2020 1-3pm ET

2 online sessions. $120. Scholarships available. Tickets  

by Equity in the Center

This session is for organizational leaders seeking to disrupt the ways anti-Blackness shows up within teams, organizations and communities.

This two-part webinar for multi-racial participants aims to disrupt the ways anti-Blackness shows up in organizations and communities.

The facilitated workshop will involve interactive exercises and an experiential dialogue using historical and contemporary information, self-reflection, institutional analysis, visioning, and collective action planning.

Manlius Democrats Virtual Rally with Dana Balter! 

Tuesday, Aug.4, 7-9 PM

Now that we are past the primary and well into campaign season, our hope is to bring Democrats from all over Manlius to hear about Dana.   Register

Jubilee Homes Fundraiser 2020

August 5, starting at 3 PM

Details here

Join us as we celebrate Jubilee Homes of Syracuse’s 33rd anniversary fundraiser!
We will utilize a pickup/delivery model based out of Jubilee Homes’ Southwest Community Learning Farm. In collaboration with the Allyn Foundation, we will sell specially prepared meals from the kitchens of some of the restaurateurs who will open within the Salt City Market in Downtown Syracuse. Orders will include selections from SOULutions, Erma’s Island, Miss Prissy’s, and Cake Bar. Tickets are $60

Uprising! Race and Reckoning in Syracuse

Aug. 5 Wed 7 PM  · Online Event

For Syracuse DSA’s General Meeting we invite not only our whole membership body, but also the community as a whole to explore the movement for black lives. Discussion on black liberation will inform and inspire us on a range of topics: ending police brutality, defunding police, abolition, and reparations for starters. REGISTER today

Virtual Town hall with 50th Senate Candidate John Mannion

August 13, 2020; 5:30-6:30

Join us for a Town Hall with Mannion for State SenateJohn Mannion is back running again after a super close race in 2018. We will talk about his race this time around and what is at stake.. You can join and ask questions as well. To join confirm your spotand we will email you Zoom information. 

“Sandwich Saturday” together we stand fundraiser

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2:30 PM  FB Link

Please join us “Together We Stand fundraiser” let’s join together and celebrate Humanity, share love and kindness, Demonstrate peace and equality. To continue these efforts we need your help! to help us maintain our food pantry and street services for the homeless and to secure the future of Sandwich Saturday. 

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 continue.  6000 East Molloy Rd every Tuesday from 4:15 to 5 p.m. 

DEWITT: Weekly protest against IDF terrorism, maiming and killing of Palestinians. Fridays 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. at Erie Blvd E and E Genesee, 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

Local Protest Groups, Donation Links:


Last Chance for Change

Black Lives Matter Syracuse

OG’s Against Gun Violence

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

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

support undocumented workers and familiesDONATE HERE

Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network

Political/Electoral Actions, Donations 

Ready to Flip the Senate this Year? Indivisible’s Payback Projectisout to do just that! 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!


Also see COVID19 InfoBelow

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 undocumentedfolks. English and Spanish Or use these instructions to have Google translate .


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

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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