CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – July 19 to July 26, 2022

From CNY Solidarity Coalition: 

Meetings: 7/24/22, 8/21/22.

Meetings currently on Zoom. 

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

CNY Solidarity Coalition Meeting: NY22 Candidates’ Forum.

Sunday 7/24/22, 3- 4:30 PM on Zoom

We are expecting all four Democratic candidates for the NY 22 Congressional District. Watch for tomorrow’s announcement to submit your suggested questions, and for the Zoom link. 


The Practice of Anger in a Warming World – Genevieve Guenther

“So what I do is I turn my attention away from the climate crisis and focus like a hawk on the people who are causing global heating. I literally sit down, as if I was going to meditate, and I close my eyes and take slow and deep breaths and really let myself feel the crackling electricity of fear and the sharp ache of grief in my body. I try to stay in this place until the visceral intensity fades. And once it fades I turn my attention to the people who have knowingly caused the climate crisis and who are currently preventing the decarbonization of the economy and who are quite literally putting the lives of billions of people in danger and who are destroying the only livable planet in the known universe so they can make a few years’ more profit and then, guess what? I get furious all over again…. And once more I’m in the breach, my friends, I’ve stood up and run into the breach once more.”

Read it in The Kenyon Review (found on NotTooLate– find more great and hopeful articles there)

The Supreme Court v. the Rule of Law 

Guest Opinion by David Driesen, Syracuse University College of Law.

Congress must reform the court. Adding justices… is not the only reform option. Congress could require seven votes to hear a case. The need to agree would force the justices to gain each other’s trust by hearing only cases where they can reach unanimous and nearly unanimous decisions and encourage them to broaden the range of cases where that is possible. …Other options exist, such as requiring supermajorities to overrule precedent.

Read it on 

“This is a very clear road map to how to win…If you’re fed up with the democrats and you’d like better options and you find GOTV and supporting existing candidates a bit less than your dreams, you’re not alone. But if we hold the house and take the senate in November, we can pass climate and abortion legislation all day and all night.”

Rebecca Solnit passes along a post with specific races to support, with money or other actions. It starts with California but then includes a prioritized list of Senate and Governor candidates worth supporting. Read it Here

‘Nothing Short of a Death Sentence’: Fury as Manchin Tanks Climate Spending

Read it on

“Our democracy is broken when one man who profits from the fossil fuel industry can defy the 81 million Americans who voted for Democrats to stop the climate crisis.”

… the Sunrise Movement outlined a list of actions Biden could take without needing congressional approval:

  • End the practice of leasing public lands and waters for fossil fuel production;
  • Stop the issue of permits for any new fossil fuel infrastructure…
  • Declare a climate emergency;
  • Update and strengthen outdated standards limiting particulate matter, ozone, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, mercury, coal ash, and tailpipe emissions…
  • Finalize new methane standards for new and existing oil and gas operations…
  • Direct the EPA to designate greenhouse pollutants as criteria air pollutants… 

Ithaca Will Help Property Owners Swap Natural Gas Appliances For Electric

“The city launched its Electrify Ithaca program last week as part of the Ithaca Green New Deal initiative, which aims to completely eliminate the city’s net carbon emissions by 2030.”

Read it on CCAA’s post


Call the president and tell him to declare a climate emergency: 202-456-1111. This could be big. And yeah, it’s an emergency.

Washington Post reportsBiden could declare climate emergency as soon as this week, sources say.

Also see Manchin article above. 

Please join the fight to remove the Christopher Columbus statue. It still isn’t over – your voice needs to be heard! 

Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) and Women of Italian and Syracuse Heritage (WISH) call on the Syracuse Common Council to pass a resolution to remove the statue and create an inclusive heritage park in the area. We urge you to contact Common Councilors to support this effort.

We can assist the city in its efforts by urging the Syracuse Common Council to create a resolution. More information Here

And reach your Syracuse Common Councilor Here:…/Common+Councilor…

Oppose the Onondaga Aquarium

We have more important issues to address before considering a County Aquarium – Including but not limited to addressing poverty, increasing mental health services, building affordable housing, building better infrastructure like sewer, water, broadband, sidewalks, roads, etc., investing in public transportation, investing in education and more. More info on the CNY Solidarity Coalition website Here

County Executive Ryan McMahon: (315) 435-3516 |

Onondaga County Legislators: Emails & Phone Numbers at

Email all legislators at

Write a letter to the editor:  Go to our website aquarium page Here and scroll down to see many previous letters. Find a list of media outlets in our Guide to LTEs Here

See Aug. 2 Event below! 

The Syracuse Peace Council is Hiring! Get Paid to Work for Social Justice!  

See the info below under Activist Positions

What do you think about local news coverage in Syracuse? Take the Central Current survey

and check out the new Central Current nonprofit local new site, which has several important local news articles. 


Crafting Equitable Solutions to the Climate Crisis 

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2022 6:30P.M. – 7:30P.M. EDT |

Info Here


By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Martha’s Vineyard Museum & Martha’s Vineyard Bank

The panel will provide insights into the impacts of climate change on underserved communities, and explore collaborative, justice-centered responses to the challenges of climate change, both locally and on a global scale. 

Syracuse Community Choir’s Concert in the Park! “The Right to Live in Peace”

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2022 AT 7:15 PM @ Thornden Park (near Pool) 

(rescheduled from July 13 due to rain)

Facebook Event

Event by Syracuse Community Choir and Nina Pelligra

Tickets Here

First in-person concert since the pandemic began. We’re so excited to be with you!

This concert will feature a collaboration with our long-time friends at The Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company, with poetry from youth “word warriors” in honor of the late Jackie Warren-Moore. 

We will also be combining powers with a new local chapter of Rock Voices. Rock Voices is a non-auditioned, adult choir that sings only rock music from the 60s through present day. This season, they are singing songs by The Beatles, so they will join us for our shared rendition of Imagine. 

Sliding Scale Tickets: $0-$25 (No one turned away)

For info: 315.428.8151

The Final City Map Needs Your Feedback!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2022 AT 5:30 PM – 6:30 Pm

South Side Innovation Center 2610 S Salina, Street, Syracuse NY 13205′

The Final City Map Needs Your Feedback!

Event by City of Syracuse Redistricting Commission

The final proposed Syracuse City map needs your feedback before it is submitted to the Common Council. See map at Submit feedback online at:
City residents are encouraged to attend and submit their feedback on the final proposed map. 


Discussion Series: End the War in Ukraine Thursdays

Thursday, July 21 at 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 28, 12:00 p.m.  (Save the date)

Sponsored by the Syracuse Peace Council and Syracuse Democratic Socialists of America

Live on Zoom (no passcode or Zoom Account required. See link):  Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: End the War in Ukraine Thursdays. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Wondering how we can respond to the war in Ukraine? Do you have ideas for action? Don’t be alone. 

This week, we will use 3 short videos about the food crisis, the energy crises, and inflation that are partly fueled by the war in Ukraine. What does all this mean about how we think and communicate about the war?  Participants are encouraged to watch the videos in advance if possible.   

Can’t be with us for the discussion?  See what you think about the videos.    

·       UN warns of global food crisis, famine as war in Ukraine drags on

·       Russia-Ukraine war exposes EU’s Russian gas dependency | World News | English News | WION

·       The Full Context | US Inflation: Food, fuel, houses get more expensive in United States | WION

Syracuse Community Health Jazz In The City Public Health Concert

Thursday, July 21, 6 to 9 p.m. Free

Schiller Park, Farmer Street and Whitwell Drive, Syracuse 

Deepak Thettu and Judah Sealy; Opening act 1Accord Line Dancers

Jan 6 Committee Hearing: Thursday, July 21, 8 PM

2022 Torneo de Fútbol / Soccer Tournament

Sun. July 24, 9 AM – 5 PM

Christian Brothers Academy (DeWitt, New York)

2022 Torneo de Fútbol / Soccer Tournament

Event by Syracuse U. Falk College Food Studies Program and Workers’ Center of CNY

Nuestro evento más grande de todo el año, recaudación anual y evento comunitario para todo nuestros miembros y aliados. Esperamos verles el domingo! Comida, actividades de niños y mesas informativas durante todo el día. / Our biggest event of the year, annual fundraiser and community event for all members and allies. Food, children’s activities and info tables all day long. We hope to see you Sunday!

Fundraiser for the Workers’ Center 

Syracuse Schools to Prison Pipeline: Town Hall Meeting

Monday, July 25, 2022, 6-8PM

Fowler/PSLA High School Info

Sponsored BY: Citizen Action of NY; Garland Brothers Funeral Home; Elevating Young Creative Minds; The Incredible Chefs LLC; Syracuse DSA; The Sons and Daughters of Freedman; We The People Syracuse; Mothers for Justice


Discussion Series: End the War in Ukraine Thursdays – Thursday, July 28, 12:00 p.m.  

City as Canvas: Delavan Mural Event

Thursday, July 28, 2022 At 4 Pm – 7 Pm

509 W Fayette St, Syracuse, NY 13204-2916, United States

City as Canvas: Delavan Mural Event

Event by TNT Syracuse

Please join the Westside TNT for the City as Canvas Delavan Studio’s mural event! This event will take place on the west facing side of Delavan Studios (Niagara & W. Fayette Street). Help us to celebrate local artist Cayetano Valenzuela in the unveiling of his mural ‘ And Still I Rise’! There will also be fun art activities for all ages!

51st Annual Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

Fri, Jul 29 – Sun. Jul 31 

Columbus Circle (Syracuse, New York)

51st Annual Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

2022 Citizens Academy from FOCUS Greater Syracuse and Syracuse University

Now in its 18th year with more than 500 graduates, FOCUS Greater Syracuse and Syracuse University

will accept applications for the 2022 Citizens Academy Class through July 31.

Topics that will be covered include:

Community Vitality; Economic Vitality;

Environmental Stewardship; Schools, Scholars and Resources;

Public Safety; Planning, Land Use and Transportation;

Local Government Budget and Finance; and the

Organization of Local Government.

The 2022 session will run for nine weeks on Wednesday evenings from Sept. 14 to Nov. 16, 2022. The class is held from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. with a boxed meal provided at sites throughout the community.

Each night, government officials and representatives convene to discuss challenges and opportunities their departments face and to answer participants’ questions.

Invest in Our Communities Rally: No to Aquarium

Tuesday August 2 12pm 

Watch here for more info next week!

Outside in front of the County Courthouse 401 Montgomery St Syracuse 

Contact Your Representatives: County Executive Ryan McMahon (315) 435-3516 | Onondaga County Legislators Emails & Phone Numbers:  or email all legislators at

The Syracuse mayor also needs to hear from us! at (315) 448-8005. Email: 

Help stop an expensive aquarium from being built with taxpayer money! Click here to sign the petition online…/oppose-the-onondaga-county

Learn more! At

102 Years of Women’s Suffrage Celebration Concert

Saturday, August 20, 2022 At 4 Pm – 7 Pm

Breitbeck Park, Oswego

Event by Democratic Action Women’s Network

Come and celebrate 102 years of women voting! Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, a picnic basket!

Tickets available at 

New York State’s second primary election!

August 23rd

New Yorkers will vote for their party’s candidate for their district’s representative in Congress and the New York State Senate. More info at League of Women Voters’ post Here.

Get your Sample Ballot Here

Socialism 2022:

Join us in Chicago September 2-5, 2022!

a four-day conference bringing together hundreds of socialists and radical activists from around the country to take part in discussions about social movements, Marxism, abolition, working-class history, and the debates and strategies for organizing today. So 

Register before July 22 for the discounted rate.

Westcott Street Cultural Fair: September 25, 2022


 Central New York Arts & Entertainment Calendar. Check out the calendar Here Looking For  Flexible  — No Meeting,  No Committee —  Opportunity To OpposeWar And Oppression And Work For Peace And Social Justice?We call it STREET HEAT: an easy, uncomplicated way –in solidarity with a handful of others — to  stand up and out for what we stand for. Greeting passing traffic at rush hour with hand-held signs, we want to get them thinking about the day’s crucial issues. First & Third Tuesdays Of The Month…4 to 4:45 p.m.: Killer drones                                                                                                                       Hancock AFB (home of the 174th Attack Wing of the NYS National Guard), 6000 East Molloy Rd. across from the main gate. Park on the south shoulder.Every Friday…4 to 4:45 p.m.    West sidewalk of the broad intersection of Erie Blvd East & East Genesee St. in De Witt (across from the Fire Dept.)                                                             For years our focus has been on solidarity with the people of Palestine; while the invasion of Ukraine persists, we also address that tragedy.Every Saturday…9 to 9:45 a.m.                                                                            Across from Syracuse’s Regional Market, 2100 Park St., our team also deals with a range of topics (racism, anti-war, anti-nuke, etc.).Our current stalwart team: Julienne, Les, Leslie, Geoff, Ed, Ann, Peter…. To learn more, Ed or Ann 315 478 4571  Activist Positions

Get Paid to Work for Social Justice!  The Syracuse Peace Council is Hiring  The Syracuse Peace Council, the longest running, independent peace and social justice organization in the country, is hiring TWO Staff Organizers! SPC is a Syracuse-based grassroots group that has been educating, agitating and organizing since 1936 for a world where war, violence, and exploitation in any form will no longer exist. SPC Staff Organizers provide both support and leadership to our program and administrative committees, and facilitate communication with members, supporters, and the general public. Information at or find out more about the Peace Council at  

CNY Solidarity Coalition

Check out our Website and our Instagram.

Twitter: @CNYSolidarity and @IndivisibleNY24

Facebook:  and

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 Onondaga County (Formerly Indivisible NY24): Contact: Deborah Rose:

Climate Justice: Contact: Dick Kornbluth

SLAT (State/Local Action Team) Contact: Peter McCarthy –  

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

CNY Solidarity Coalition contributes regularly 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 above.

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