CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Community Events & Newsletter – October 11 to October 18, 2022

From CNY Solidarity Coalition:

It’s Election Season! We have decided to hold off on our regular meetings so we can all do the critical work of door-knocking, phone calling, and other tasks so crucial to getting out the vote!

See this page or the links below for all our weekly articles on how you can help with the November 2022 election. 

Donate to Indivisible’s Give No Ground – support selected House and Senate candidates:


Some questions for Onondaga County here:

The Computer Chip Industry Has A Dirty Climate Secret

As demand for chips surges, the semiconductor industry is trying to grapple with its huge carbon foot print

“The industry presents a paradox. Meeting global climate goals will, in part, rely on semiconductors. They’re integral to electric vehicles, solar arrays and wind turbines. But chip manufacturing also contributes to the climate crisis. It requires huge amounts of energy and water – a chip fabrication plant, or fab, can use millions of gallons of water a day – and creates hazardous waste.” Read it in The Guardian

How Onondaga County’s proposed $1.4 billion budget breaks down

NOTE: The vote is scheduled for Oct. 11 at 1 PM. The Central Current article is an excellent overview of County spending, regardless of the outcome of this vote.

Read it on and follow Central Current!

“The Onondaga County Legislature will vote later this week on how to spend more than $1.4 billion over the next year.  Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon proposed his 2023 budget on Sept. 15. Over the last two weeks, the Legislature has met to discuss the budget and potential amendments.

Five county departments individually account for at least 5% of the county’s budget. Each of those departments cost more than $80 million to fund. They are: Department of Social Services; Department of Child and Family Services; Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office; Water and Environment Protection; Health Department”

Another History Lesson from Heather Cox Richardson

A few comments on Reconstruction, the Chicago Fire, the Paris Commune, the 14th Amendment, and voting suppression. Read it Here and subscribe to her daily email. 


Support the Lawsuit on Challenging Onondaga County map

Sunny Aslam: One reason that trying to change or even have input into our county’s approach to public health, social, physical and many other services is so difficult, is because of one party control for decades. We are fighting back with a lawsuit to try to change the gerrymandered county legislative districts. We need money to do so. We need to raise $10k. We have a commitment to match donations up to $1,000. I hope you will consider contributing and sharing this real chance to make more competitive seats and more checks and balances in our county government.

Donate here: Onondaga County Democratic Committee (NY) — Donate via ActBlue

More info here: Lawsuit on Challenging Onondaga County map – Dustin M. Czarny (

Pakistan: humanitarian emergency.  Doctors Without BordersLearn more and Donate Here

Oxfam Here

Organizer Position with NYCU: Listen! Ya’ll be all up in the community- talking all kind of ish- advocating for peoples rights, why not get paid for it? Be an organizer for the NYCLU. We are looking for a Junior Organizer (1-2 years experience). It’s a full-time permanent position, good benefits, and decent pay. Info Here

Apply ASAP we are moving fast!

Election 2022

It is vital that Democrats keep the House and Senate. Over the next few months, Indivisible Onondaga County will highlight ways you can contribute to this effort, as well as to critical NYS races. CNY Solidarity Coalition does not endorse specific candidates. See this page for all our election articles. 

Easiest way to support change at the national level? Donate to Indivisible’s Give No Ground campaign to support selected House and Senate candidates:

What else can you do? Donate or volunteer in the races we will be highlighting. Forward this newsletter to friends who might be interested. Suggest they visit our website Here and sign up for this newsletter Here

Here are links to our previous election articles on our website: 

NY 22 Congressional Race (9/6/22)  Link

National Groups to Support: Donate if you Can! (9/13/22)  Link

Election 2022: Critical Governors’ Races (9/20/22) Link

Secretary of State Candidates to Support (9/27/22) Link

NY Congressional Races Part II (10/4/22)  Link

Indivisible Onondaga County on 2022 Elections: 

Crush the Coup!

In June, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear a case this fall (Moore v Harper) that could give state legislatures unchecked authority over election procedures, voting laws and the ability to create gerrymandered maps. State legislatures with unchecked authority have the potential to override the choice of the voters in their states, so candidates elected to state legislature seats in 2022 might determine the outcome of the 2024 presidential election.

Indivisible Action has launched a 2022 midterm election campaign, Crush the Coup, to help either flip or protect critical state legislator seats in six swing states that are trending blue in presidential elections but are currently ruled by Republican state legislatures. Crush the Coup is supporting candidates in 29 highly-competitive legislator races in Arizona (6 races), Georgia (6 races), Michigan (3 races), No Carolina (4 races), Pennsylvania (5 races) and Wisconsin (5 races). 

For more information on these races and the candidates and to find out how you can get involved (financial donations, letter-writing campaigns, etc.), go to: Crush the Coup

And work for local candidates; only four weeks until election day!!!!


Syracuse Weekday Canvassing for Democrats! by Francis Conole for Congress

Tuesday, October 11, 5:30 – 7:30pm AND Every Weekday until Election Day 

Coordinated Campaign Office, 501 W Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13204

Join us as we get out and talk to voters to remind them to vote for Democrats up and down the ballot this November!

With less than 100 days until Election Day, we need all hands on deck to get the word out and let folks know how important it is to vote Blue this year!

We will provide you with a list of houses and voters to talk to, a simple script, and a quick training – so all you need to do is come ready to make an impact!

Monthly CCAA (Climate Change Awareness and Action) Member Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6 PM – 7 PM

Monthly CCAA Member Meeting

Event by Climate Change Awareness & Action

Register in advance. To join us in-person, contact  for details. 

CCAA Hosts member meetings monthly. All interested people are welcome to join us! For more details about becoming a CCAA “member” visit:

Ukraine War – Russia, China & the United States

Tuesday, Oct 11, 7pm ET by Massachusetts Peace Action REGISTER

The Ukraine War has become increasingly dangerous with nuclear threats and the commitments being made for a long war. It has also deepened and accelerated the Russian-Chinese military and economic “partnership” with enormous consequences for the world, not least the increasingly confrontational U.S.-Chinese competition for Asia-Pacific hegemony.

Join us for this discussion with Rajan Menon, John Feffer and Michael Klare and moderator Prof. Avi Chomsky in an exploration of these developments, their implications, and how peace and justice advocates can best respond.

Exonerated 5: Yusuf Salaam

Tuesday, October 11, 7:30 PMThe Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St, Syracuse, NY 13202

Presented by the Friends of the Central Library    Buy Tickets

In 1989, at just fifteen years of age, Yusef Salaam was tried and convicted in the “Central Park Jogger” case along with four other Black and Latinx young men. The Exonerated Five spent seven to 13 years behind bars for crimes they did not commit, until their sentences were overturned in 2002. Since then, they have received a multi-million-dollar settlement from the city of New York for its injustice and have been profiled in award-winning films, including The Central Park Five documentary from Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, and the Emmy award-winning Netflix limited series When They See Us by Ava DuVernay.

Charlie King, Annie Patterson, and Colleen Kattau 

Wednesday, October 12th, 7:00 PM ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13203. Info/Tickets Here

Three of North America’s finest activist folk singers: Charlie KingAnnie Patterson, and Colleen Kattau. This is the first stop on a 9 city tour Annie & Charlie are doing of the Midwest in October 2022. Annie and Charlie are excited to have the chance to perform in person again! COVID precautions will be in effect guided by local and venue guidelines for safety.

Grasping at the Roots of Ecofascism: A Conversation on Climate Change, White Supremacy, and the Need for Radical Educational Projects

Oct.13, 2022 at 5:00pm – 6:30pm. Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Room 114 and Virtual

With Professor Joseph Henderson and Stephanie Morningstar.

As the world grapples with climate breakdown and democratic backsliding, we are again witnessing a rise in far-right political violence in the name of environmental sustainability and white supremacy. This event features two scholars in conversation on the settler colonial and capitalist roots of the crisis, how they root themselves in place to understand the long histories and structures that allow ecofascism to flourish, and how to create radical, solidaristic educational projects that produce more joy and less suffering in the world.

Register for virtual attendance Hybrid Event: registration is not required for in-person attendance. Free and open to the public. CART open captioning/Zoom captions will be provided.

Music as Medicine Salon 

Thursday, October 13, 2022 At 6 Pm – 9 PM. Unity of Syracuse, 300 W. Seneca Turnpike

Music As Medicine Salon Syracuse, Ny

Event by Syracuse Community ChoirSchool for The Great Turning and Emily Coralyne


*No one turned away for lack of funds! Register via Donation*

…part sing-a-long, part-storytelling, artist-activist Lydia Violet (Bay Area) will fiddle and sing an evening to shore up our spirits in these wild times. Come lay your troubles down in the arms of Lydia Violet’s gospel-folk tunes, weaving a soulful thread through that which feels tattered and longs for peace. Lydia will also teach some short-form sing-a-longs, for anyone who misses the art of singing together, especially drawing from traditions that have uplifted protest and healing for many years. Lydia will also share from the beloved teachings of Joanna Macy, who Lydia has been dedicatedly apprenticing with for the past 14 years

Ukraine/Russia/NATO Update

Thursday, Oct 13, 7pm ET by Massachusetts Peace Action REGISTER

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern will address the new situation created by Russia’s annexation of parts of Ukraine; the sabotage bombing of the Nord Stream pipelines; and how the Germans, in particular, are likely to react to all this. He will also provide a proper burial to the notion that Russia’s attack in Feb. was “unprovoked”.

McGovern conducted the early morning briefings of the President’s Daily Brief to President Reagan’s most senior national security advisers (1981-85). Earlier, he led the Soviet Foreign Policy Branch, and chaired National Intelligence Estimates and other inter-agency efforts. After he retired, Ray co-created Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) as a corrective to the fraud that had overtaken intelligence analysis – most blatantly before the invasion of Iraq.

Filling the Gaps in Local News Coverage: GreeningUSA’s Next Virtual Green Bag Lunch!
Friday, October 14, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, EST
Speakers: Julie McMahon, Editor-in-chief, Central Current; Chris Libonati, Reporter

Central Current ( is a new online journalism outlet for Syracuse and Central New York, with a mission to fill in the gaps in local news coverage. Editor-in-chief Julie McMahon and reporter Chris Libonati will share their stories about leaving a legacy media organization to launch a startup, nonprofit news website. They will discuss what gaps, including environmental reporting, they perceive as needing coverage in Central New York, and how they plan to build a sustainable business that can support better coverage for this community long-term.

As usual, there will be a generous amount of time for questions, comments and interaction with participants.
FREE! But you must be registered to attend.
A link to the GoToMeeting will go those registered. Registration closes at 5pm on October 13. 
Registration Link: 

Team Mannion: Day of Action!

Friday Oct. 14, 4 Pm – 7 Pm – 600 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13202-3106

Team Mannion: Day of Action! – Event by Mannion for State Senate

Join Senator Mannion’s campaign team for a day of action! We will have lists for you to knock on doors, make calls, and of course: free pizza! We need ALL HANDS on deck as we will be 25 days away from Election Day on the 14th! If you would like to phonebank, please be sure to bring a cellphone and a laptop. We hope to see you there!

AGREE 10th Anniversary and HeatSmart CNY Campaign Party!

October 15, 2022 at 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Rail Line Event Venue 530 South Clinton Street Syracuse, NY 13202 

You’re Invited! Join AGREE (Alliance for a Green Economy) as we celebrate the accomplishments of our first 10 years, and the success of our 4-year HeatSmart CNY Campaign. 

We hope you’re able to join us! We are asking $10 per person to help cover costs. ($10 for 10 years!) On COVID: The Rail Line is a large indoor venue with space to spread out and outside seating on its green roof. We are strongly encouraging masks indoors when not eating or drinking (as is the CDC), as well as at-home testing in advance. Let’s keep each other safe while celebrating. TICKETS HERE!  Donations are also always welcomed to support AGREE’s work in the world.


Town Hall: Housing Justice And Freedom

October 20 at 6:30pm; Syracuse Latin School, 345 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse NY 

Featuring leaders and organizers from Communities Not Cages, Clean Slate, Parole Justice & Housing Justice for All. Food will be provided by Winnie’s Soul Food. RSVP here. 

The crisis of mass incarceration and housing access are interconnected. Our neighborhoods have seen systemic disinvestment, soaring costs, and unaffordable housing. Instead of the resources we need, our communities have been criminalized with far too many of our loved ones sent to jails and prisons. When they come home, they struggle to find housing, trapping our families in cycles of instability. It’s time for change. 

Learn more and take action as we fight for housing justice and the end of mass incarceration.

Understanding Oppression, Privilege and Working as an Ally/Co-conspirator

Thurs., Oct. 20. 7-8:30 PM. Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice, 2013 E. Genesee St.

Presenters: Aly Wane and Andy Mager
Oppression and Privilege affect every aspect of our lives, our society and our work for social justice. Understanding these issues and learning how to work with them enables us to work more effectively. Aly is a undocumented organizer, born in Senegal, who works with the Syracuse Peace Council, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, the Undocumented and Black Network and part of the RiseUp Core Team. Andy is longtime community organizer, Coordinator and Social Movements Liaison at Syracuse Cultural Workers and part of the RiseUp Core Team. Register online.

Workshop One of the Activist Skillbuilding for Justice Series by Riseup For Social Action

October 2022 – March, 2023; All workshops 7-8:30 pm

Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice, 2013 E. Genesee St.

$5-$20 sliding scale fee (no one turned away for lack of funds) Maximum 20 participants per session

Organized by RiseUp for Social Action in collaboration with the Syracuse Peace Council and the Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice

For info on the full series: On Facebook:


Book Launch: Socialist Reconstruction 

Saturday, October 22, 2022 At 6 PM at ArtRage Gallery

BOOK LAUNCH: Socialist Reconstruction

Event by Syracuse PSL (Party for Socialism and Liberation)

The Party for Socialism and Liberation announces its newest book Socialist Reconstruction: A Better Future for the United States. A groundbreaking and visionary new title, Socialist Reconstruction provides a vision for the first decade of socialism in the United States. Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $18.95!

Jubilee Homes Community Job Fair

Mon, October 24, 2022, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

St. Lucy’s Church 432 Gifford St. Syracuse, NY 13204

Jubilee Homes of Syracuse’ Build to Work Program invites all County Residents to attend our upcoming Job Fair 

Link to Event

Labor’s Revival: Unions and the Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice. 

The 2022 Lender Center Conversation

Monday, October 24th from 4-8PM Zoom or in-person (see link below for details)

After decades of decline, the U.S. labor movement is once again on the rise, as workers turn to collective action to push back against stagnant wages and unsafe working conditions. What will this 21st century labor movement look like? How are workers challenging corporate greed and racist divide-and-conquer tactics? Hear from prominent labor leaders about the ongoing struggle for dignity and democracy at work.

The Lender Center Conversation will be held in person at the College of Law (Room 020 in Dineen Hall) and virtually via Zoom on. Check out our website to learn more. While the event is free and open to the public, please register:

4-6 p.m.  Moderated panel with Chris Smalls, Jaz Brisack and Johnnie Kallas

6-6:45 p.m.  Reception with food, drink and tabling by local organizations

6:45-8 p.m.  Erica Smiley, Keynote Speaker

Consensus Decision-Making and Participatory Group Process

Thurs., Oct. 27. 7-8:30 PM. Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice, 2013 E. Genesee St.

Presenter: Jessica Maxwell

Consensus decision-making seeks to maximize full group participation and creative thinking. Jessica, Executive Director of the Workers Center of CNY, has over 20 years of experience working in movements for social justice and has facilitated scores of meetings large and small. She is part of the RiseUp Core Team. Register online.

Workshop Two of the Activist Skillbuilding for Justice Series by Riseup For Social Action

Syracuse NAN Annual Dinner/Fundraiser

Saturday Oct. 29,2022 6 PM – 9 PM. Bellevue Country Club, 1901 Glenwood Ave., Syracuse, NY 13207

Please join our National Action Network Annual Dinner/Fundraiser. All tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Purchase through cash app $syracusenan or call 315 420 5411. Facebook Event

Boycott – film screening

October 30, 2022 – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, ArtRage Gallery 

The Justice for Palestine Committee of Syracuse Peace Council would invites you to view the film Boycott with a Q&A to follow. Link to Event

Boycotts are a well-tested tool for citizens to band together, make their voices heard and apply pressure on those in power. An attack on the right to boycott is an attack on our right to collective political action. In Boycott, award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha pulls back the curtain on a movement of conservative legislators and lobbyists in the United States who are succeeding in curtailing free speech.  Since 2015, 34 states have passed laws intending to silence boycotts of Israel.

Facilitating Effective Meetings 

Thurs., Nov. 3, 7-8:30 PM Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice, 2013 E. Genesee St.

Presenter: Andy Mager
Meetings play a critical role in most social movements – helping organizations make decisions, share responsibilities and plan for their work. Unfortunately, many meetings are frustrating and discouraging. Learn how to prepare for and facilitate meetings that build community and accomplish your goals.  Andy is longtime community organizer, Coordinator and Social Movements Liaison at Syracuse Cultural Workers and part of the RiseUp Core Team. Register online.

Workshop Three of the Activist Skillbuilding for Justice Series by Riseup For Social Action

Using Power Analysis for Issue Campaigns

Thursday, Nov. 10; 7-8:30 PM Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice, 2013 E. Genesee St.

Presenter:  Phil Prehn
Power Analysis is an important tool to help organizers identify strategic targets, as well as allies, opponents and other critical players to develop a winning campaign. The campaign to prevent Onondaga County from spending $85+ million public dollars to build an Aquarium will be used as a case study for the workshop. Phil Prehn has been a professional organizer for 25+ years, working with the incarcerated, low income families and people with disabilities. Register online.

Workshop Four of the Activist Skillbuilding for Justice Series by Riseup For Social Action


Looking For Flexible  — No Meeting,  No Committee —  Opportunity To Oppose War 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

CNY Solidarity Coalition

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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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