CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – May 3 to May 10, 2022

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From CNY Solidarity Coalition: 

Upcoming Meetings: 5/15/22, 6/12/22, 6/26/22, 7/10/22, 8/21/22.

We are currently planning to hold in-person meetings at Bishop Harrison. We will watch for changing conditions. 

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

CNY Solidarity Coalition Meeting: May 15, 3 PM at Bishop Harrison Center

Special presentation: How to Support the Climate Leadership Community Protection Act 

“The CLCPA, enacted in 2019, is a comprehensive response to the climate change crisis that mandates carbon emissions reductions from all sectors of New York’s economy by 40% by 2030, and 85% by 2050 (both measured against 1990 levels). The CLCPA also requires that 100% of the electricity used in New York must come from clean energy sources by 2040.”- BloombergLaw

BUT- The Scoping Plan will determine how the CLCPA is implemented, and there is well-financed opposition to the plan. Come and learn how we can support a strong implementation. 

ARTICLES OF THE WEEK:

CNY faith leaders, others: Invest in easing childhood poverty, not an aquarium (Your Letters) Read it HERE

Ukraine war fuels a weapons gold rush — and defense contractors are already cashing in Putin’s war is a tragedy for the world, but it already has big winners: Weapons firms and the Pentagon budget

Read it on Salon

2020 Was A ‘Dry Run’ For MAGA Republicans To ‘Steal The 2024 Election’: Conservative Bush-Appointed Judge

Trump and the Republicans’ far more ambitious objective is to execute successfully, in 2024, the very same plan they failed in executing in 2020 and to overturn the 2024 election if Trump or his anointed successor loses…

Read it on Alternet

Zoom With Czarny Jeffrey Wice New York Law School

Watch it Here

In this week’s Zoom with Czarny, Dustin talks to Jeff Wice of New York Law School. As the foremost expert on redistricting in New York this is a timely discussion on the implications of the latest New York Redistricting ruling throwing out the State Senate and Congressional lines and restarting the process for 2022. Enjoy.

Lest we forget:

Nixon Adviser Admits War on Drugs Was Designed to Criminalize Black People

Ehrlichman: “We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.” Read the Article on the Equal Justice Initiative

See the Syracuse Peace Council Newsletter Here The connection between militarism and the environment, in particular militarism’s connection with climate change (or as one booklet puts it, “How Militarism Fuels the Climate Crisis and Vice Versa”). While you’re at it, sign up to donate regularly Here

ACTION ALERTS:

Send Comments: New York State Draft Climate Leadership Scoping Plan Each week this spring, join NY Renews in commenting on the New York State Draft Climate Leadership Scoping Plan. In late December, the Climate Action Council released its draft scoping plan for the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). Until June 10,  New Yorkers have a chance to provide feedback on the plan through written comments and at a series of public sessions being organized across the state. During this period, NY Renews will distribute weekly tools to help you make an informed comment about a sector of the plan and make your voice heard by state leaders. Here’s an overview of the CLCPA you can watch.

Lawmakers need to hear from New Yorkers that we expect the Democratic majority to fight for our right to healthcare because our lives are on the line. We must insist they vote on the New York Health Act this session to start building a healthcare system that puts people first.

Email & Tweet your Assemblymember, Senator and Leadership today & Monday demanding they bring the NY Health Act to a vote this session. Invite 3 friends to do the same.

Send your comments on the final I-81 plan: I81opportunities@DOT.NY.gov

NYCLU: https://www.nyclu.org/en/campaigns/i-81-story

NYS DOT: https://webapps.dot.ny.gov/i-81-viaduct-project

Here’s an action you can easily take in this election year: Do you have friends or family in swing states, or anywhere, who would like to read thoughtful, moderate analysis, history, and news updates?  Try to get them started on Heather Cox Richardson’s daily Letters From an American. Send them the link, then ask them what they think.

Ryan McMahon wants to spend $85 million cash on an aquarium. Please consider a short email to “County Legislators” expressing your objection and asking them to vote “NO”. Address it to:  JamieMcNamara@ongov.net. Jamie is the Clerk of the Legislature and she can forward it to all 17 Legislators. 

From the Syracuse Peace CouncilWhat can we do about Ukraine?

Contact your members of Congress by phone, email or in person.  Peace Action has a useful position paper on Ukraine to help with your preparation. If you prefer to tweak an already written letter urging diplomacy that will go to your members of Congress a quick click, use this link

Contribute to humanitarian aid organizations See the list from SPC’s  3-15-22 Ukraine News

EVENTS/ACTIONS CALENDAR:

My Body, My Rules 

Tuesday, May 3, AT 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Syracuse Federal Building, 110 S Clinton St, Syracuse, NY 13202, United States

My Body My Rules

Event by Women’s March Syracuse

Join us in our protest TODAY! 

In a stunning breach of Supreme Court confidentiality and secrecy, Politico has obtained what it calls a draft of a majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that would strike down Roe v. Wade.

The draft was circulated in early February, according to Politico. The final opinion has not been released and votes and language can change before opinions are formally released. The opinion in this case is not expected to be published until late June.

Masks are recommended! 

Pathways to Peace in Ukraine and An End to War

Tuesday May 3rd 7-8:30 PM via zoom.  Register in advance for this meeting.

FB Event link

A panel discussion, hosted by The Syracuse Peace Council and Syracuse DSA

We will hear from panelists on the world’s heightened state of nuclear risks, the state of the refugee crisis caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the strategies that can still be used to end the attack on Ukraine, while avoiding world war. 

Many thanks to our co-sponsoring organizations CNY NOW (National Organization for Women), and Syracuse Veterans For Peace Chapter 51, and CNY Solidarity Coalition. This forum is dedicated to the war resisters – those who want an end to the senseless bloodshed of wars everywhere. 

Panelists: Aly Wane, Donald J. Hughes, Khury Petersen-Smith 

Emcee: Carol Baum 

Concluding action items: Brian Escobar 

City of Syracuse Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Open House

Wednesday, May 4, 4-6 PM

Historic Freight House @ Inner Harbor, 425 Solar St, Syracuse, NY 13204, USA

https://www.syracuselwrp.com

Open house on for community members to view and share thoughts on proposals to revitalize Onondaga Lake as well as the Lakefront and Inner Harbor areas. Proposed community projects are intended to support natural resource protection, enhance waterfront access for pedestrians, improve inter-connectivity and transportation options, and provide economic revitalization opportunities.

Sentencing Mitigation Services Webinar

May 5 at 6pm 

For more than 40 years, The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) has provided sentencing mitigation services for people caught in the criminal legal system. This work entails the production of a sentencing mitigation report that presents a full picture of each client to the court—an assessment of each person’s particular circumstances, strengths, and vulnerabilities. These reports open up pathways to justice by helping to make the case for community-based alternatives to incarceration. Join CCA for a one-hour webinar to learn about its sentencing mitigation services, and to hear firsthand accounts of how its work keeps families and communities together. To register,  click here.

Housing Justice Town Hall with Assembly Member Pam Hunter

Thursday, May 5. 6:30 PM 

Salt City Market, 484 S. Salina St. Syracuse 13202

Event by Syracuse DSAFamilies for Lead Freedom Now and Syracuse Tenants Organizing for Power – STOP Coalition, CNY Solidarity Coalition

Good Cause Eviction would protect tenants from no-fault evictions, empowering tenants to demand better, safer living conditions without fear of retaliation. 
The goal is for the Syracuse Common Council to pass a resolution supporting the statewide version of the Good Cause Eviction law, known as the Right to Remain law. 

For inf0: http://Goodcausesyr.org  

GreeningUSA’s 18th Annual Meeting: The Virtual Big Tent
May 6, 8-10am 

Event Link

GreeningUSA advocates for sustainable communities to the benefit of local economies and environments. Join us this year to learn about the outstanding organizations working to make Central NY a leader in sustainability.

GreeningUSA’s Sustaining Our Communities awards will be presented.

All are welcome! Free but you must register to attend: https://tinyurl.com/yxbs255d

What do Food Justice and Highway 81 in Syracuse have to do with math?

May 7, 2022; 12-2 PM

At Café Sankofa and Community Garden – 2323 S. Salina Street, Syracuse

Join us to explore Local Social Justice Issues through Hands-On Activities 

by SCSD and SU students, teachers, coaches, and researchers.

Please Save the Date for this FREE Family-Friendly Event

Learn more about the event: 

https://www.cnycorridor.net/calendar/a-sense-of-place-using-math-to-engage-in-our-communities/

Climate Change as Class War – Book Launch with Matt Huber 

Monday, May 9, 2022 At 7 Pm

Event by Syracuse DSA

ArtRage Gallery

Join our hybrid, in-person & online, book launch event with author (and DSA member), Matt Huber.

“Huber has written a ‘What Is To Be Done?’ for all of us who are vexed by the failure of progressive climate activism to produce a blueprint for a national action with clear strategic goals. In a blazing critique, he skewers ‘radical’ as well as liberal environmentalists who advocate market solutions to a crisis whose very cause is the cost-and-profit logic of energy markets. Equally he shows that the electoral road to a Green New Deal is a dead-end without a massive public struggle, integrally involving labor, for public ownership of the power industry. The shelves groan with books on the coming apocalypse , but here, at long last, is a concrete strategy for socialists.” – Mike Davis

**SAVE THE DATES**

HeatSmart Pompey Campaign Kickoff!

Thursday, May 12, 2022 At 6:30 PM – 8 PM

HeatSmart Pompey Campaign Kickoff!

Event by HeatSmart CNYRenewable Heat Now and Alliance for a Green Economy

Pompey Town Hall (8354 U.S. Route 20 Manlius, New York 13104)

The Town of Pompey, HeatSmart Pompey, and HeatSmart CNY are working together to educate local homeowners about new developments in heating and cooling technologies, and available grants and rebates for insulation and heat pumps for all income levels. Together we can make our homes and buildings more comfortable, cost-effective, and better for the climate!

HeatSmart brief presentation, followed by Q & A and with expert installers. FREE & OPEN to the public. Masks are encouraged. Registration is encouraged: https://airtable.com/shrIS4yy8awjc77lH 

Free Shredding Event – Confidential Documents Only
Saturday, May 14 9 a.m. to Noon; Orange Parking Lot of the NYS Fairgrounds. Registration

Legs Against Lyme Awareness Walk

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 11 AM  at Onondaga Lake Park! This is a 3K (1.8 mile) walk.

The Central New York Lyme & Tick-Borne Disease Alliance 

Join our team of providers, scientists and community members at the Willow Bay Area as we march against ticks and the diseases they carry. Walk alongside some of the leading local (and national) experts in disease advocacy and research. We are lucky to have them on our team, right here in Central New York! Your registration fee covers the cost of your t-shirt and refreshments. 

ACTS Annual Spring Event

Tuesday May 24 at Drumlins

Registration open at 5:30 PM and program ending by 8:30.

Join us to recognize 100 Black Men with our Community Social Justice Award,  to honor Rev. Craig French with the Rev. Dr. Nebraski Carter Award for Clergy Leadership, to affirm the work of Assemblywoman Pam Hunter with our Public Servant Award and to acknowledge the commitment of Aneesah Evans as Co-Advisor of our Youth Council.

Primary Election: Watch here for updates.

ONGOING EVENTS:

The War in Ukraine: Dispatch from Moldova

Photographs by Maraine Rae Staab

ArtRage VIRTUAL EXHIBITION on view from April 29, 2022 to May 31, 2022

VIEW THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

One week after Russia invaded Ukraine, photojournalist, Maranie Rae Staab traveled to Moldova at the Ukrainian border and to the Southern Ukrainian cities of Odessa and Mykolayiv. Her intention with this virtual exhibition is to share the experiences of those she met and give us an intimate perspective of what is happening on the ground. 

FROM WHERE WE STAND: Photographs from The Stand’s Annual South Side Photo Walk
Now Through May 14, 2022

ArtRage READ CARL MELLOR’S REVIEW HERE

The South Side Newspaper Project, a collaboration of neighborhood residents and Syracuse University, has given voice to the South Side community of Syracuse since its founding in 2010. The annual summer Photo Walk is its largest annual community event, bringing together photographers of all skill levels and ages to explore the South Side, take photos and practice their skills. This exhibition features 51 photographs by 45 photographers taken during this event throughout its 12-year history and is a visual testament to the struggles and resiliency of the neighborhood.  VIEW THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION HERE

Unchained: Allan Rohan Crite, Spirituality and Black Activism 

Saturday, February 19, 2022 – Sunday, May 08, 2022 10:00 am

Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art 310 Genesee Street Utica NY, 13502

https://www.mwpai.org

One in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as part of the Art Bridges Initiative.

The first exhibition to explore how the spiritual art of Allan Rohan Crite (1910–2007) reflected the African American quest for racial justice in the years leading up to the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibition brings together over 60 of the artist’s paintings, watercolors, works on paper, and sculptures that reveal how Crite’s art, faith, and social connections began inside spaces of worship and extended outside to the urban environment.

Busy, But Want To Do Your Part To Help End War And Oppression? Join A Bunch Of Us For 45 Minutes On Any Tuesday, Friday Or Saturday

TUESDAYS TWICE A MONTH : as of April 5 we’ll be stepping up our HANCOCK demos  from the first Tuesday to both the first & third Tuesday — same time  (4 to 4:45 p.m) and as it has been for over a decade, is on ending killer drones.EVERY SATURDAY: as of April 2 we are resuming our “fair weather” street heat across from the Regional Market, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Every Saturday morning. same time and place as in previous years. While most of our signs focus on killer drones, we also will bringwider selection (anti-war, anti-nuclear, etc,).EVERY FRIDAY: we are continuing our every Friday street heat in De Witt at the broad intersection of Erie Blvd east and East Genesee from 4 to 4:45 pm.  For years out focus has been solidarity withPalestine; While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine persists our signs will also address  that crisis.To learn more contact Ann or Ed, 315 478 4571.###

Organizing Jobs

Citizen Action of NY is hiring a Statewide Healthcare organizer:

 https://nexusmanagement.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=194 and 

Campaign for NY Health is hiring a temporary Upstate Organizer: https://www.nyhcampaign.org/jobs

Join The AGREE Team And Fight With Us For People And The Planet

Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE)works to bring about a just transition to 100% renewable electricity, heating, and transportation. 

We are excited to announce that our small organization is growing, and we are looking for new team members. We seek passionate, intelligent, and kind people who work well both independently and as part of a team, and who are ready to roll up their sleeves and get stuff done

Read about the jobs Here and about Agree Here

CNY Solidarity Coalition

Check out our Website and our Instagram.

Twitter: @CNYSolidarity and @IndivisibleNY24

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cnysolidarity/  and 

www.facebook.com/groups/IndivisibleNY24

Mailing Address:

CNY Solidarity Coalition 

2013 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210

To contribute: Donate Here through PayPalOr send checks to mailing address above

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

CNY Solidarity Coalition makes regular contributions to local progressive organizationsSyracuse Peace Council, National Action Network, and Urban Jobs Coalition, as well as to our mailing list provider, RiseUp. We also make occasional donations as needed to other local groups. We depend on our supporters’ contributions for this. 

To contribute: Donate Here through PayPalOr send checks to the mailing address at the end of the newsletter.

Peter McCarthy
pmccar1100@gmail.com

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