CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter November 3 – November 10

From CNY Solidarity Coalition:

Next Meeting:  Sun. Nov.8, 2020, 3-4 PM, via Zoom. Link to come. 

Agenda: What’s Next?

Upcoming Meeting Schedule:  11/22, 12/6, 12/20/20, 1/10/21

You voted, Right? Today is Election Day if you haven’t. 


If Trump, for once, follows through on a promise he’s made – to steal this election by any means necessary – it will be important to combat that effort on a wide range of fronts. One essential way will be for mass demonstrations to show public support for a full vote count. So please show up if you can:

Rally to Demand that Every Vote Be Counted

Planned to be Wed, Nov. 4 at 4pm

Location to be determined (see facebook event

· Wear a mask and please practice social distancing at the rally.

· We are committed to safety and nonviolence at this event.

· Organized by a new Coalition, Choose Democracy CNY 

· Please share on social media. Link to the social media toolkit.

Join Choose Democracy CNY for a rally to demand that every vote be counted in the election.. We continue to monitor the changing landscape of the election, and it is possible our event plans may change due to changing circumstances. Check the facebook event and your email for current information. We expect to know by very early Wednesday afternoon.

Choose Democracy CNY is a coalition of local groups, committed to protecting the results of the 2020 election.  We are joining with two national movements –  Protect the Results and Choose Democracy.  

We know that we won’t get all of the results on election night, and it may take days or weeks to get an accurate count from key states. We urge election officials, media outlets, elected office holders, and all of us to demand that all votes be counted and call out any efforts Trump and his supporters may make to suppress votes.

There is a pledge for elected officials to sign here. Insist that they do it.

Choose Democracy CNY is a coalition of local community organizations including CNY Poor People’s Campaign,  CNY Solidarity Coalition, Indivisible NY 24, Syracuse Democratic Socialists of America, Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network and Syracuse Peace Council. The list is still in formation.

Contact for more information or if your group would like to become a co-sponsor.

If an ongoing effort proves necessary, you can DONATE to support it: Donate to CNY Solidarity Coalition at or mail a check to CNY Solidarity, 2013 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210. All contributions during this period will be available to support Choose Democracy CNY’s efforts. We are making an initial contribution to Cuse Action Medics (FB Here), who have been invaluable at protests, to help them prepare.

RALLY Health Tips: Take Care of yourself when you show up Nov.4!

·       Wear a mask

·       Stay hydrated

·       Use hand sanitizer

·       Don’t yell; use signs & noise makers instead

·       Stick to a small group

·       Keep 6 feet from other groups

·       Consider limiting your time of exposure. 



Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 17 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by National Action Network Syracuse Chapter, Black Leadership Coalition and 

Syracuse Police Accountability and Reform Coalition-SPAARC


The People’s Agenda on Policing, in partnership with the Syracuse City School District, is hosting a series of town halls on School Resource Officers (SROs) in Syracuse City Public Schools. The conversation comes as public scrutiny of police officers in schools is growing nationwide as part of more extensive calls for police reform and accountability.

The conversation with the panelists will also be live-streamed on social media platforms. 

In Syracuse, the history of police in schools has been riddled with excessive force including taser use and chokeholds, over suspension, and unnecessary arrests. What this has manifested is the school to prison pipeline, where young Black and Brown and disabled students are disproportionately impacted by police encounters, and funnelled into the carceral state. Despite the New York State Legislature and Governor passing and signing Education Law 2801-A(10), Syracuse City School District has not adequately engaged the community in reimagining what safe schools without police could look like.

Police free schools is the rallying cry of students and teachers, advocates and parents seeking to imagine the fullest potential for Syracuse City School District students. By saving and redirecting funds that would have otherwise gone to law enforcement, students are provided the best learning environment and outcome they need – counselors, not cops, mentors, not police, services not suspensions. Further, teachers are provided with all the tools that they need to ensure the most optimal learning environment for their students.

Making Change: Basics of Organizing for Social Justice  

Saturday, November 14⋅12:00 – 4:00pm via ZOOM

This is a skills-building workshop facilitated by RiseUp Social Action Training and Education. It is part of the workshop series sponsored by the Conflict Management Center of the Program for the Analysis and Resolution of Conflict and Change at Syracuse University.

The training will provide a hands-on introduction to skills needed to organize effectively for social change on a campus and in the community. Coming just 10 days after a pivotal election, it’s a great opportunity to learn skills to accompany your passion for social change. Participants will learn to identify stakeholders and potential allies, develop outreach strategies and build a campaign on issues of concern to them.

Andy Mager and Aly Wane of RiseUp for Social Action will facilitate the workshop. The workshop is FREE and open to all. To register, send an email to include information about organization affiliations or academic departments and any special accommodations that would enable your full participation.  


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 from 4:15 to 5 p.m. For the winter months, we will reduce our schedule:  the first Tuesday of every month: same time 4:15 to 5 p.m. Dec 1; Jan 5; Feb 2; March 2; April 6.

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: Protests are off until April. 

For more information:

WAITING FOR NORMAL: Cuba and the United States

October 22, 2020 to January 17, 2021 at ArtRage Gallery

You must make a reservation to view this exhibit in the gallery!

CLICK HERE to reserve your time to see the exhibit.

People feel an undeniable attraction to Cuba after visiting even once. It’s mostly about the people—their warmth and friendliness, their art, music and culture. However, it is almost impossible to photograph or create art in Cuba without capturing the effects of the embargo. Photographer Joe Guerriero’s photography and film work does just that, reflecting more than 20 years of spending time with the Cuban people and experiencing first hand the effects of the United States’ continuing embargo of the island. He shows how the embargo affects the lives not only of Cubans but of those Cuban-Americans who still have relatives in Cuba.


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. 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

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

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