CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Action Newsletter: Sept 19 – 26, 2023

Community Newsletter & Events

September 19, 2023 – September 26, 2023 


CNY Solidarity Coalition Meeting: 

Sept. 24, 2023, 2 – 4 PM

Bishop Harrison Center 

1342 Lancaster Ave, Syr. 13210

Special Meeting: Hearing from our Allies


If you haven’t been to a meeting in a while, (or ever!) please take this opportunity to come and meet the people in the groups we work so hard to support!


Much of the work of the CNY Solidarity Coalition has been in collaboration with other local progressive groups. Join us on 9/24 to hear from our allies. This will be a great meeting to learn about these groups, what they are working on and how we can support them. 

Groups presenting:

  • Syracuse DSA: Democratic Socialists of America
  • Syracuse Peace Council
  • Workers’ Center of CNY
  • New York Immigration Coalition
  • Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network
  • Urban Jobs Task Force
  • NYCLU: New York Civil Liberties Union
  • Families for Lead Freedom Now
  • Greening USA
  • Syracuse Cultural Workers

CNY Solidarity’s current plan for meetings, dependent on health warnings:

  • Please wear a mask, and practice reasonable social distancing.
  • One in-person meeting per month. Additional Zoom meetings may be scheduled, depending on issues.
  • Meetings will start at 2 PM, followed by in-person Committee Meetings when scheduled.
  • In case of inclement weather or other issues, notification/Zoom link by 10 AM on the day of the meeting.

CNY Solidarity Coalition Meeting Schedule: Dates are subject to change.

October 15 | November 12 | December 3 | December 17

Westcott Fair, Oct. 1. We need volunteers at the CNY Solidarity Coalition table. 


Articles of the Week


3 Articles on the killing of 2 Syracuse Youths:

Protesters in Syracuse call for sheriff to resign after deputy shoots teens in stolen car

The sheriff has said deputy John Rosello had no choice but to shoot at the stolen vehicle as it drove toward him in a parking lot of a mobile home park in DeWitt. The deputy fired three bullets. Two struck the front windshield and the third hit a side window…
…protesters saw the encounter differently. They said the video showed Rosello had plenty of time and in fact was able to move out of the vehicle’s path. They said the bullet hitting the side window shows the vehicle was passing him and not a real threat.

Sheriff damaged credibility by shading account of double-fatal shooting (Editorial Board Opinion)
Twice now, Shelley has stated his support for Deputy John Rosello — prematurely, in our view. Shelley said the deputy had no choice but to shoot when the driver of a stolen car tried to run over the officer in a narrowly confined space at a DeWitt trailer park.
Surveillance video released by the Attorney General appears to undercut that explanation. It shows Rosello stepping around the oncoming car. 

Sadness and caution in wake of deputy’s shooting of 2 teens: What do we need to talk about?
(Bishop Alex) sees part of it simply: There should be a policy that if an officer doesn’t turn on his body-worn camera for an incident like this, he should be fired immediately.
Shelley’s predecessor, former Sheriff Eugene Conway, resisted getting body-worn cameras for the department. They finally bought the cameras a little more than a year ago, but it’s unclear how often the cameras are used. Under Conway’s leadership the office bought, then returned, a device that would have turned on the deputy’s body-worn camera and dashboard camera as soon as he drew his gun.


You must read this to understand contemporary capitalism. 
Jack Welch and the End of Stakeholder Capitalism

…Welch represents a stunning change that occurred in American capitalism in the 1980s, whose repercussions lead all the way to Donald Trump. If we really want to understand the decline of the common good over the last four or five decades, we need to understand this change — and no one better illustrates it than Welch.


…As GE opened facilities abroad, staffed by foreign workers costing a small fraction of what GE had paid its American employees, the corporation all but abandoned upstate New York.


The March to End Fossil Fuels: 75,000 Rally in NYC to Push Biden & World Leaders on Climate Crisis

…more than 700 grassroots groups together called on President Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency, stop all federal approvals for new fossil fuel projects, phase out production of fossil fuels on federal public lands, and build a new clean energy future.


Naomi Klein on Her New Book “Doppelganger” & How Conspiracy Culture Benefits Ruling Elite

..Doppelganger, out this week, explores what she calls “the mirror world,” a growing right-wing alternate universe of misinformation and conspiracies that, while identifying real problems, opportunistically exploits them to advance a hateful and divisive agenda.


NYS DOT Community Outreach Centers for the I-81 Project are open!

Last week Governor Kathy Hochul announced the opening of two community outreach centers to provide information and receive feedback about the transformative Interstate 81 Viaduct Project.
The outreach centers locations and hours are as follows:
•Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Oakwood Avenue, Syracuse Open Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
•The Hills Building (first floor), 217 Montgomery Street, Syracuse Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
No appointment necessary. Stop in and visit both offices to get project information, ask questions and participate in the continued effort to collect community input.
Information is also available for job seekers looking to work on this transformational project.


Action Alerts

Visit our Contact Your Representatives page for contact info. 

Tell Brandon Williams What You Think

Onondaga County Needs Election Inspectors


On Election Day we employ over two thousand people will work at schools, churches, and other facilities processing voters so that we can conduct a fair election, as perfect as possible. It is a long day but it is very rewarding to know you have helped your community choose its leaders. 

Election Inspectors are paid $241 to work in the Primaries and General Elections. The required working hours are from approximately 5:00 AM to 9:30 PM. At this time we are unable to accomodate half days shifts. We do not have any volunteer positions.

Event Calendar

Youth Violence: A Crisis that Impacts Everyone

Friday, September 22, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

SALTspace Theater | 103 Wyoming St, Syracuse, NY 13204 OR Zoom

FOCUS Greater Syracuse, Inc., in partnership with The Gifford Foundation, is hostingt a free, HYBRID forum on Youth Violence in the City of Syracuse and the impact it has on everyone. It will focus on solutions, what is currently being done, and what needs to be done. Panelists will challenge participants on what more we can do as a community to help address violence among our youth and young adults.

IN-PERSON OPTION: Join us for lunch. The Gifford Foundation is generously providing box lunches for those who attend in-person and who register in advance. We ask that those attending in-person arrive at 11:30 AM.

Free parking in Performance Park Lot (Marcellus Street).

VIRTUAL OPTION: Can’t join us for lunch? No worries! We’ll be hosting a Zoom link so everyone can join.


Special Election for ALL Town of Manlius Residents

Saturday, September 23, 9AM – 5 PM

Manlius Town Hall | 301 Brooklea Dr, Fayetteville

Town of Manlius Residents, including those in the Villages of Fayetteville, Manlius, and Minoa, will vote on whether the ward system should be established. Currently residents vote for 6 town councilors with 4-year terms. A ward system would create 6 wards and residents would vote for only 1 town councilor with a 2-year term.


Witness to Injustice

Saturday, September 23, 2023  10:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Fayetteville Free Library Community Room AB

Witness to Injustice is a unique three-hour interactive group educational experience.

It uses an experiential, participatory model to share the disturbing history of what Indigenous Peoples have experienced through colonization with a focus on the experience of the Onondaga Nation and other Haudenosaunee Peoples. Witness to Injustice is a project of Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation / Syracuse Peace Council.


Ten Year Celebration – Workers’ Center Central New York

Saturday, Sept. 23, 6-10 PM

The Rail Line, 530 S. Clinton St, Syracuse

Celebrate 10 years of worker justice, victories, and more to come with the Workers’ Center! Doors open at 6PM. Food (tacos with meat and vegan options) served at 6:30 followed by our first band. Our program starts at 7:30, followed by cake and more music and dancing. There will be a cash bar. In addition to the inside space, there is a beautiful view of the city from the rooftop seating area. The site has a private parking lot. It will be a night to have fun and reminisce on the work that has been done with the help of the community. In order to get a headcount and assure there is enough food for everyone, we ask that you confirm your attendance be. Thank you and see you there!


Syracuse DSA September General Meeting

Sunday, Sept. 24. 4- 5:30 PM

 Syracuse Center For Peace and Social Justice (2013 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210)

Join Syracuse DSA for our September chapter meeting! We’ll hear from UPS Teamsters about their newly ratified contract and discuss outcomes from the 2023 DSA National Convention.

Hybrid option is available, masks required for anyone joining in-person.

For more information contact:


Save the Dates

Educator Workshop: 
Learning Social Justice Through Art

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St, SyracuseEducators of all kinds – Especially teachers of English, Social Studies, or Art — can join us to explore our current exhibition, Helen Zughaib’s  Stories My Father Told Me. 
Participants will examine artwork in the gallery through thinking routines, consider how the artist has explored issues of migration
and explore what we might do as educators to address migration in our own curriculum.
Leading the workshop will be Jessica Fundalinski, Doctoral Student at the Syracuse University School of Education.
Register for this free workshop on Eventbrite


The Border is a Weapon – Artist Talk & Reception

Friday, September 29, 2023 | 6PM – 8PM

Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St, Syracuse

Event by Point of Contact – Punto de Contacto, Office of Cultural Engagement for the Hispanic Community and CMAC – Coalition of Museum and Art Centers at Syracuse University Punto de Contacto-Point of Contact (POC) commemorates National Hispanic Heritage Month 2023 with a new exhibit “The Border is a Weapon”, featuring work by Mexican and Chicano artists from the border towns of South Texas. This multimedia art collective reflects on life in a region that is united by culture, history, its people, and divided by the Río Grande. Featured artists include Angel Cabrales, Cande Aguilar, Daniela Cavazos, José Villalobos, Juan de Dios Mora, Maritza Bautista, and Ruben Luna. The show will open to the public September 22 through November 12, 2023. Admission is free and open to the public.


Summer 2023 Workshops at the Marcellus St. Bike Depot

Saturday 9/30, 3-5PM – How to Fix a Flat

713 Marcellus St, Syracuse

The Marcellus St. Bike Depot, a member and volunteer-run community bicycle shop founded in 2022 to provide bicycle riders in Syracuse a place to share and learn bicycle repair skills, share tools, and connect with other bike riders. Workshops are open to the public and free (donations welcome!) Cyclists and bicycle riders of all skill levels are welcome to attend, especially women, trans, and non-binary cyclists. Workshops will be capped at 12 participants. Light refreshments served. Please RSVP to secure your spot and please and spread the word. 
Open Shop at the BikeDepot is most Tuesday evenings from 4/5-7 and Saturday afternoons from 2-5. Find up to date info about Open Shop and workshops on our 
Facebook page


6th Annual ArtRageous Bike Ride!

Sunday, October 1, 2023

ArtRage | 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse

Choose either the 20 or 40 mile ride and enjoy a homemade lunch back at ArtRage after the ride. 

Lunch will include gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Early registration is $45 ($55 after September 26th).

Youth under 18 years of age, accompanied by an adult -$10

The 40 mile ride leaves ArtRage at 9:30am. The 20 mile ride leaves ArtRage at 10:30am.



Sunday, October 1, 2023 | 12PM – 6:30PM

Westcott Street, Syracuse

The CNY Solidarity Coalition will tabling with Greening USA. 


Strengthening Police Accountability in Syracuse: A Panel Discussion by NY Civil Liberties Union

Tuesday, October 3, from 5pm to 7pm

Community Folk Art Center 805 East Genesee Street, Syracuse. NY 13210

Join this panel discussion to explore the challenges and opportunities surrounding police accountability in our  communities. We will bring together experts, community leaders and activists to engage in a constructive dialogue on strategies to enhance transparency, address misconduct, and promote effective oversight mechanisms. 


Sunday, October 8, 2023, 10AM – 8PM

Everson Museum | 701 S State St, Syracuse.

Mingle with Onondaga vendors, learn from Haudenosaunee artists and local community groups, listen to speakers and Haudenosaunee singers, and join in social dancing. There will be activities for the whole family to enjoy!

The Everson Museum has open and free entry for their monthly community day! 

Our third annual Refocus feature of short films begins around 7:00 PM. The day will close by 8:00 pm.

Join organizers from Women of Italian and Syracuse Heritage in Central New York (WISH CNY), Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON)- which is a project of the Syracuse Peace Council;  to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Onondaga Nation Land.


Saturday, October 21 | 8AM

Canastota Canal Museum 


FOCUS Greater Syracuse 2023 Wisdom Keeper

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 5:30-7:30 PM

Daniella’s Fresh Seafood & Pasta House
The Board of Directors of FOCUS Greater Syracuse, Inc. proudly announces the 2023 honorees:
Mary Nelson, President & CEO, Mary Nelson Youth Center
Stan Linhorst, Former Editor, & The Post-Standard
We recognize the outstanding contributions of remarkable individuals who have positively impacted our community.



Election Day: Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Plowshares and Peace Festival

December 2 & 3, 2023

Nottingham High School


Ongoing Events


Syracuse Street Heat is just one, very unencumbered way to work for peace and social justice. We’re part of a decades-long grassroots tradition here, in Ithaca and elsewhere. We stand out and stand up for what we stand for. 

A handful of us stand at busy intersections, for 45 minutes at rush hour, pivoting to the traffic with hand-held signs. We want to get the public thinking about issues often underrepresented in the media. We’re there weekly in almost all of Syracuse’s weather (we seldom cancel). Bring your own sign – or use one of ours. No meetings or committees, so participation time is minimal (yay!) Our Team:  Ann, Dick, Ed, Geoff, Jim, Julienne, Les, Leslie, Peter…. 

To learn more, call Ann: (315) 478 4571.      

1ST AND 3RD TUESDAYS: 4 PM to 4:45 PM at Hancock’s main gate.


West sidewalk of the broad intersection of Erie Blvd East & East Genesee St., DeWitt (across from the Fire Dept.) For years our focus has been on solidarity with the people of Palestine.

EVERY SATURDAY: 9 to 9:45 a.m. – RACISM, ANTI-WAR, ANTI-NUKE, etc. Across from Regional Market, 2100 Park offramp from Liverpool/Park St exit of 81 N.        



Donate to the CNY Solidarity Coalition

CNY Solidarity Coalition contributes regularly to local progressive organizations: Syracuse Peace Council, National Action Network, & Urban Jobs Coalition. We also make occasional donations as needed to other local groups. We depend on your donations for this. 


Donate Online through PayPal


Mail donations to: 

CNY Solidarity Coalition

P.O. Box 6137, Teall Post Office, 226 Teall Ave., Syracuse NY 13217


Our Committees

To sign up for each of the committee mailing lists, contact the person listed. 

Indivisible Onondaga County: 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:


Peter McCarthy

Coordinating Committee

CNY Solidarity Coalition

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