CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – December 21 to December 28, 2021

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From CNY Solidarity Coalition:

Upcoming Meetings (on Zoom until further notice: 1/9/22, 1/23/22, 2/6/22, 2/20/22, 3/6/22, 3/20/22, 4/10/22, 4/24/22.

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

January 9 Meeting: Annual Membership Meeting on Zoom. Nominations for the Coordinating Committee are open. A few additional members would be a huge help! Email coordcommcnysolidarity@lists.riseup.net for information. 

CNY Solidarity Coalition December 12 Meeting: We had a very productive conversation with several DSA members and we are pursuing a couple of opportunities for collaboration. Over the past year, we have cooperated on a number of initiatives, including the successful Invest in Our NY campaign and a Lead Freedom rally. More to come. 

Articles of the Week:

Black Feminist bell hooks’s Trailblazing Critique of “Imperialist White Supremacist Heteropatriarchy”

“…in midlife I find myself constantly seeking to understand why we have heightened awareness about the suffering caused by exploitation and oppression, both in our nation and in the world, yet this awareness has not inspired us all to move towards the collective action needed to bring peace, love and healing.”

Read or listen to Amy Goodman’s interview with bell hooks’ longtime colleague Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Here on Democracy Now. And while you’re there, signup for the Democracy Now Daily Digest. And send them a Donation.

It’s Time To Get Ready | Chief Oren Lyons (Faithkeeper Of The Wolf Clan)

Chief Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Wolf Clan speaks about the ignored warnings & how we are living in the times of a 200-year-old prophecy. It will get worse before it gets better – get ready. Watch it on YouTube

Why are US rightwingers so angry? Because they know social change is coming

A hopeful and forward-looking vision from Rebecca Solnit. Read it in The Guardian

Vaccine Refusers Don’t Get to Dictate Terms Anymore

People who opt out of shots shouldn’t expect their employers, health insurers, and fellow citizens to accommodate them.  Read it in The Atlantic

ACTION ALERTS:

CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS NOW— Onondaga County Legislature votes on funding $85 million Aquarium today.

 Scheduled for 1 PM

Take a few minutes to contact your representatives and urge them not to rush forward with this project: http://ongov.net/legislature/documents/2021MEMBERSHIPLIST_3.5.21.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2kbFy2MeXoKCsyFVGcnaTek8bzVQjoDP3eOzo_knfVJ5ETYIykFWqvdVQ

EVENTS/ACTIONS CALENDAR:

UNUM Chat: Ken Burns & Heather Cox Richardson on the History of the Republican Party

Tuesday, 12/21 AT 1 PM

UNUM Chat: Ken Burns & Heather Cox Richardson on the History of the Republican Party

Event by UNUM Ken BurnsHeather Cox Richardson and Ken Burns

Join filmmaker Ken Burns and historian Heather Cox Richardson as they discuss the history of the Republican Party – from Lincoln to today – on Facebook Live. 

Ahead of the conversation, watch relevant clips from Ken’s films in this UNUM Playlist on the history of the Republican Party at the link below. 

Watch here: http://www.pbs.org/…/heather-cox-richardson-ken-burns

Save the Dates:

Heat Pumps 101

Monday, January 10, 2022 At 7 Pm – 8 Pm

Event by GreeningUSAHeatSmart Tompkins and 2 others

Want to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient?

Register Here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZUldumtpzsrGNRPMu…

Heat Smart CNY is hosting an online workshop about improving home performance and and clean heating and cooling technologies like air and ground source heat pumps.

ArtRage Gallery Virtual Fair Trade Sale

November 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022

We are once again opting for a virtual sale this year. In addition to it being safer, we loved that everyone could choose from the full range of SERRV products rather than the limited selection at an in-person event.

Your purchase supports ArtRage Gallery and artisans from around the world!

There are two ways to shop with SERRV International as a fundraiser for ArtRage:
1. Place your order through ArtRage using this order form and ArtRage will receive 25% to 50% of the sale.   
2. Shop directly with SERRV. Through our partnership with SERRV International, ArtRage Gallery (The CORA Foundation) will receive 20% from your purchases made online using this special web address: https://www.serrv.org/?a=artrage. Make sure you see the banner that The CORA Foundation will receive 20%.
There is FREE Ground Shipping on $50+ orders from November 8-22! Use Promo Code SE4SERRV21
We’ll keep you posted on other upcoming promotions.

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

BAN KILLER DRONES MONTHLY STREET HEAT

4 to 4:45 pm every first Tuesday of the month thru the winter – local upstate drone action coalition members protest the nys national guard’s 174th attack wing.

For over a decade we have been  gathering right across from the main gate of the 174th’s host, Hancock Airbase, on East Molloy Road in the town of Dewitt.

Please join us. To learn more: 315 478 4571 and upstatedroneaction.org.

PALESTINE SOLIDARITY WEEKLY STREET HEAT. Gaza and Palestine Solidarity  Street Heat to 4 -4:45 PM Every Friday. Join us at the intersection of East Genesee St &  Erie Blvd east [across from the DeWitt fire station]

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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