CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – October 12 to October 19, 2021

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From CNY Solidarity Coalition

Upcoming Meetings:10/17/21, 10/31/21, 11/14/21 on Zoom.

Committees will meet on their own. See last page to signup for committee lists. 

IMPORTANT: General Election: Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Polls are 0pen 6:00am- 9:00pm. State, county, and local positions, and statewide proposals. 

Information: http://ongov.net/elections/

Early Voting will be October 23 – October 31 http://ongov.net/elections/early-voting.html

Sample Ballot: Look up your own voter info here: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov . Then, using that information, get your sample ballot here:  http://ongov.net/elections/SampleBallots.html

Reminder: there are five proposals on the back of the ballot. Proposal 2 is the Green Amendment (see above)

Click here to learn more about the 5 statewide proposals.

I- 81 Project Update:

Comments to DOT by 10/14. For more I-81 information: https://www.cnysolidarity.org/2021/07/29/i-81-community-grid-deis/

Easiest Ways to take Action:

1: Here are the two simplest ways to submit comments: (and you can submit as many as you wish)

 View UJTF’s Guide for DEIS Comments regarding Economic Justice.  

OR – NYCLU Has a quick and easy way to submit comments from their site: https://action.aclu.org/send-message/ny-i81

2: Sign the UJTF Jobs Petition: https://www.ujtf.org/i-81-campaign

Articles of the Week:

Bursting the Aquarium Bubble

Aquariums might seem like underwater wonderlands, but building a new one comes at a cost.

Read it in The Atlantic

Onondaga County Democrats Mount “Flip The Leg” Campaign Aimed At Adding To Their Ranks On Legislature

“The GOP just recently rushed through measures to start the reapportionment process, even though the county charter gives the commission until March. Democrats claim the move is a not so subtle attempt to redraw district lines before a new legislature is seated in January.”

Read it on WAER.org

Go to https://www.fliptheleg.com to donate, volunteer, find events, and learn more!

School Board Candidates Address Community

Local groups keep residents informed by organizing election forums

Read it in The Stand

Board of education candidates Karen Cordano and Twiggy Billue shared their visions for Syracuse City School District and the city at large in an in-person voter forum held Tuesday evening at Syracuse Community Connection.

What the Five Ballot Proposal Questions Mean for New Yorkers this November

Five ballot proposals are up for a vote in the general election on Nov. 2. They include questions on the future of political representation in Albany, environmental protections, easier voter registration and absentee balloting, and how New York’s civil courts function.

Read the Article in The City

How Kyrsten Sinema Went from Lefty Activist to Proud Neoliberal Democrat

The story of Senator Kyrsten Sinema — a former Green Party–aligned activist who happily rejected a minimum wage hike recently and is now one the most right-wing Democrats in the Senate — is about how a desperate thirst for power can debase even the most idealistic progressive.

Read it in Jacobin

Columbus Day Helped Italians Become ‘White’, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Explains

This excerpt from “Not ‘A Nation of Immigrants’” explains how Italian immigrants used Christopher Columbus to assimilate to American culture and whiteness.

Read it in Teen Vogue

Over Two Decades, U.S.’S Global War On Terror Has Taken Nearly 1 Million Lives And Cost $8 Trillion

A new report from the Costs of War Project makes staggering estimates for the human and financial costs of the global forever wars.

Read it in The Intercept

Also see Brown University’s Cost of the War Project

EVENTS/ACTIONS CALENDAR:

Stealing the Earth Part 2: The Doctrinal Legitimization and Theft of the People’s Land

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021 AT 1 PM

Stealing the Earth Part 2: The Doctrinal Legitimization and Theft of the People’s Land

Event by United Methodists for Kairos Response and Methodist Federation for Social Action

Register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZwsfuurqTkjG9ROq1tjFDtTgSzvX… 
The second webinar will explore the ways that the Doctrine of Discovery is implicated and implemented in the seizure of indigenous lands from North America to Palestine.

Our Speakers:

Tink Tinker, a citizen of the Osage Nation (wazhazhe), is Emeritus Professor of American Indian Studies at Iliff School of Theology and author. During his 33 years at Iliff, Dr. Tinker brought a distinctly Indian perspective to a predominantly White, euro-christian school and continues to do so in lectures across the continent. 

Jonathan Brenneman is a Palestinian-American Christian who grew up in the Great Lakes watershed, St. Marys, Ohio (traditional Shawnee land). Jonathan was a frontline activist of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) Palestine project in Hebron/Al-Khalil from 2012 to 2014. 

Learn more about the series: https://www.mfsaweb.org/stealing-the-earth 

Noam Chomsky on the Consequences of Capitalism 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021 AT 6 PM EDT

Register Here

Event by Haymarket Books and Noam Chomsky

Covid-19 has revealed glaring failures and monstrous brutalities in the current capitalist system. It represents both a crisis and an opportunity. Everything depends on the actions that people take into their own hands.

Register through Eventbrite to receive a link to the video conference the day before the event. This event will also be recorded. Live captioning will be available via the webcast.

Honorable Harvest & Braiding the Sacred: Indigenous Land Stewardship 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 At 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Honorable Harvest & Braiding the Sacred: Indigenous Land Stewardship

Event by Syracuse Community Choir

Please join us for an evening of indigenous women talking about the traditional gardening movement, seed-saving, and the honorable harvest. We will be graced with thinking from our Haudenosaunee neighbors and Robin Wall Kimmerer (author of Braiding Sweetgrass).

Angela Ferguson (Onondaga Nation, Eel Clan) will respond to a video of Robin Wall Kimmerer about the honorable harvest, discuss the Onondaga Nation Community Garden, as well as Braiding the Sacred (a movement of indigenous corn cultures). Our own altos, Hazel Powless (Oneida Bear Clan) and Maureen Lyons (Onondaga Eel Clan) will also share their thoughts. 

·       Angela Ferguson is a member of the Onondaga Nation Eel Clan, Supervisor of the Onondaga Nation Community Garden, and Founding Member of “Braiding The Sacred”Movement, a Corn Seed Collection Project across Turtle Island—braidingthesacred.org.

·       Hazel Powless is a member of the Oneida Bear Clan and an alto with the Syracuse Community Choir. 

·       Maureen Lyons is a member of the Onondaga Eel Clan and an alto with the Syracuse Community Choir. 

·       Robin Wall Kimmerer is an author, scientist, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. 

Poor Peoples’ Campaign Moral Congress

October 15, 16, 18, and 23rd

The PPC worked tirelessly this summer pressing DC on voting rights, minimum wage and infrastructure.  This is a chance to learn from national leaders, as well as some talented NY State folks

  • Friday, October 15, 11am – National Press Conference
  • Saturday, October 16, 2-6pm – PPC Congress Plenary Sessions, Part I (The PPC Moral Fusion Organizing Model, June 2022 Mass Assembly, and Voter Participation and Protection)
  • Monday, October 18, 7:30-9:30pm – National Town Hall on Building a Third Reconstruction
  • Saturday, October 23, 2-6pm – PPC Congress Plenary Session Part II (Training on theomusicology, social media, religious organizing, electoral politics and more)

Register Here by Oct. 11. 

SAVE THE DATES:

Accessibility Gala at the Center for Peace and Social Justice

Friday, October 22, 2021 At 4 PM

2013 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210-2215, United States

Link to Event

Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice

2013 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210-2215, United States

Join us as we celebrate the completion of our elevator addition! Featuring Singer Colleen Kattau and dance music from Zimbabwe by Kambuyu Marimba! Appetizers and Beverages served, for public safety please mask and/or distance. Limited handicapped parking by reservation. (315) 701-1580. Add’l parking on Westcott and Cambridge Streets.

Heat Pumps 101: Introduction to Greener, Cleaner Heating and Cooling

Heat Smart CNY is hosting an online workshop on how to make your home more energy efficient and install renewable heating and cooling technologies like air and ground source heat pumps.
Come learn how heat pumps work, what incentives are available for you to install one, and how they can help save the planet while making your home safer and more comfortable!
The presentation by Campaign Director Lindsay Speer will be followed by a Q&A with expert installers.
Nov 8, 2021 07:00 PM
Dec 13, 2021 07:00 PM

Register Here

2021 General Election – Early Voting will be October 23 – October 31

http://ongov.net/elections/early-voting.html

General Election: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Polls are 0pen 6:00am- 9:00pm

VERY BUSY? BUT WANT TO DO YOUR PART?  JOIN STREET HEAT!

STAND FOR  PALESTINE —  expose IDF terrorism, Occupation and apartheid in Gaza and West Bank…

intersection of Erie Blvd E and E Genesee in De Witt…

NEW TIME 4:00 to 4:45 p.m EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY       

Park St. opposite the Regional Market main entrance… every SATURDAY 9 to 9:45 a.m.      

BRING YOUR OWN JUSTICE OR ANTINUCLEAR, KILLER DRONES etc. SIGN

 or use one of ours. (Ann or Ed  315 478-4571 home)

***Social distancing***Legal***No meetings, no obligation, no cost***Easy  parking***Rain or shine***

CNY Solidarity Coalition: Follow us online and on social media. Check out our Website and our Instagram. Follow us on Twitter: @CNYSolidarity and @IndivisibleNY24 and Facebook: www.facebook.com/cnysolidarity/  and 

www.facebook.com/groups/IndivisibleNY24

From our Committees: To sign up for each of the committee mailing lists, contact the person listed. 

Indivisible NY24: Contact: Deborah Rose: dcurryrose@gmail.com

Climate Justice: Contact: Dick Kornbluth dick@dickkornbluth.com

SLAT (State/Local Action Team) Contact: Peter McCarthy – pmccar1100@gmail.com  

Beyond War and Militarism. A joint committee of CNY Solidarity Coalition and the Syracuse Peace Council.Contact: Ron Van Norstrand; ron@vannorstrandlaw.com

Peter McCarthy
pmccar1100@gmail.com

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