CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Action Newsletter: Nov 7 – 14, 2023

Community Newsletter & Events

November 7, 2023 – November 14, 2023

Vote Today! Polls Open 6AM – 9PM

“These local leaders actually have way more of an impact on your daily life than the national and federal races,” Czarny said. “Your local leaders are the ones who decide how much sales tax you’re going to pay. They pave the roads that you drive on everyday. They determine the funding for public transportation.”


Show us your voting pictures! Tag @CNYSolidarity & use the hashtag #LevelUpOC on social media! We will share your pictures, let’s show up at the polls and get all our neighbors out to vote!


CNY Solidarity Meeting

November 12, 2023, 2 – 4 PM

All Saints Church | 1342 Lancaster Ave, Syracuse


Join us this Sunday for a presentation by Christine Wood from Public Citizen about New York State Public Campaign Finance Program and a discussion about today’s election. Followed by committee meetings. This meeting will be recorded & shared on our YouTube page.

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CNY Solidarity Coalition Meeting Schedule: Dates and agendas are subject to change.
December 10, 2023 – Tentative Agenda: Micron & Sustainability 
January 7, 2024 – Annual Meeting

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

  • Please wear a mask, and practice reasonable social distancing.
  • 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.

Action Alerts


Donate to help Doctors Without Borders in Gaza

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is actively working on preparing medical and humanitarian supplies to be sent to Gaza and we are reiterating calls for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian aid. MSF calls for the urgent establishment of safe spaces and safe passage for civilians trapped in Gaza. The wounded and sick must receive medical care. Medical facilities and personnel must be protected and respected; hospitals and ambulances are not targets.


Support Central Current for Independent Local News

Starting now — through December 31 — NewsMatch will match your new monthly donation 12 times or double your one-time gift, all up to $1,000. That means that, through NewsMatch, we can earn up to $26,000. 

Create a pipeline for freelance journalism in Central New York: Many of Central Current’s best stories have come from freelancers like Eddie Velazquez and Carl Mellor. Alternative news outlets in Central New York have been shuttered over the last few years, reducing the number of unique voices, perspectives and stories shared in the community. We’d like to help reverse that trend. 


Ceasefire NOW Resolution — Call Congress

If you are heartbroken seeing the news of death and destruction in Gaza and feeling powerless and sick to your stomach bc the U.S. government is supporting the collective punishment and genocide of Palestinians in Gaza…yeah, me too.


One things we can ALL do is CALL our members of Congress. It’s easier that you think and it takes less than 5 minutes. And it’s so very important. The message is simple: Support a Ceasefire and Stop the Genocide. Jewish Voice for Peace has this awesome and easy call tool you can use and share.


Articles of the Week

On Armistice Day, Join Veterans In Celebrating Peace, Not Militarism

Armistice Day? What is that? Isn’t Nov. 11 Veterans Day? The confusion arises primarily from the fact that powerful institutions in our country engineered a cultural shift that led to the celebration of Veterans Day rather than Armistice Day beginning during the Cold War in the 1950s.


Read it on


Pro-Palestine Protests Are Becoming A Mass Movement

Yesterday, (Nov. 4) tens of thousands of pro-Palestine protesters marched in Washington, the culmination of weeks of mass action in the US calling for a cease-fire in Gaza. We’re seeing perhaps the largest US antiwar movement since the invasion of Iraq.


Read it on Jacobin


Gaza’s Children Face Catastrophe As Death Toll Nears 4,000, UN Warns

Israeli bombs hit school being used as a shelter while warning comes that children form 40% of fatalities


Read it on The Guardian


The Anniversary And Evolution Of Artrage Gallery: Celebrating 15 Cheers For 15 Years

 “15 Cheers for 15 Years” – a list that highlights five of the gallery’s accomplishments and ten more goals it is striving to achieve in the future.


Read it on


The Legacy of CORE: Syracuse’s Urban Renewal Protests, 60 years Later

Sixty years later, CORE’s warnings about the impacts of urban renewal — the ones Wiley laid bare in his maps and statistics — have proved prophetic.

The measures Walsh implemented in response to CORE’s campaign failed to steer the city toward housing integration. Displaced Black residents continued to face a housing system rigged against them, with many rerouted back into impoverished neighborhoods built in the shadow of Interstate 81.


Read on The Daily Orange


What Baby Boomers Can Do About Climate Change, According To Bill Mckibben

Yale Climate Connections sat down with McKibben to learn more about why he started Third Act and how older adults’ strengths complement the enthusiasm and momentum of youth activists.


Read it in Yale Climate Connections


Event Calendar


Election Day: Tuesday, November 7, 2023


Unchained: Talk with Emily NaPier Singletary 

November 8th @ 7pm. Grace Episcopal Church, 819 Madison St. Syr

Pre-rehearsal (Community Choir) talk with Emily NaPier Singletary, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Unchained, working to decarcerate prisons and jails while improving conditions in them.

Emily leads Unchained alongside her husband Derek Singletary who is currently serving the final 4 years of a 20-year state prison sentence.

Unchained will be the recipient of the SCC Annual People’s Peace Award, presented at our Winter Solstice Concert on Dec 16th.

Public talk will end around 8PM, then a short break and  transition to rehearsal. 

Feel free to stay for the duration if you’d like to sing with us, just for the night or for the season! Last night for new members to join. 




How to Be an Ally to Indigenous People

Thursday, November. 9th 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Petit Library, 105 Victoria Pl. Syracuse

Learn concrete ways to work as an ally to Indigenous Peoples and about the work of Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON). This program is designed for people who feel a responsibility to work towards Indigenous justice, and want to explore how to live and act in solidarity with our Indigenous neighbors. This is a particularly good follow-up to participation in a Witness to Injustice program.


Presenters: Andy Mager is a cofounder of NOON and has worked in solidarity with the Onondaga Nation for several decades. He is the coordinator of peace and justice publisher Syracuse Cultural Workers. Sarah Howard is a member of NOON and the national Indigenous Solidarity Network and works for the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at SUNY ESF as well as for the Tonawanda Seneca Nation.


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Legacy Speaker, Jasmine P. White

Thursday, November 9th at 6:30 pm – pm

Community Folk Art Center at Syracuse University will present the inaugural Legacy Speaker, Jasmine P. White, 15’ of S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Jasmine P. White is a groundbreaking screenwriter and producer. Following her 2015 graduation from Syracuse University, Jasmine refined her craft as a Junior Executive on the Lifetime Original Movies team. She contributed to notable projects such as Surviving R. Kelly, Married at First Sight, and The Clark Sisters. She has also produced her groundbreaking digital series ‘Hotline’, as seen on Revolt TV, Amazon Prime, and OTV. Jasmine’s trajectory has only continued to ascend, highlighted by her recognition as the 2022 recipient of the esteemed CRNY grant, a remarkable $1.85M investment that bolsters her commitment to creating original content. 


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Reconsidering Refugees and Immigration

Friday, November 10 | 4 PM EDT | Maxwell Auditorium at Syracuse University

A Conversation with Dina Nayeri, Iranian-American writer and on the faculty at The University of St. Andrews

Why are honest asylum seekers dismissed as liars? Former refugee and award-winning author Dina Nareyi begins with this question, then turns to her own shocking and illuminating experiences, which grow into a reckoning with believability in our culture. Who Gets Believed? is a deeply personal as it is profound in its reflections on morals, language, history, compassion, and the unspoken social codes that determine how we relate to one another. Nayeri offers a new understanding of refugee life, confronting dangers from the metaphor of the swarm to the notion of “good” immigrants. 




Imagine Armistice Day

Saturday, Nov. 11, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Onondaga County Public Library, 447 South Salina St 

This Armistice Day VFP and BWaM call upon all veterans and people who wish to commemorate the true meaning of Armistice Day to gather with us. In our continual effort to reclaim Armistice Day we will “Imagine Armistice Day in Syracuse”. We will gather, not to pay homage to the weapons of destruction, but to renew our commitment to work to end all wars and to foster peace and justice, at home and abroad. We will exercise appropriate social distancing and request all to wear masks.

Veterans for Peace (VFP) and the Beyond War and Militarism Committee (BW&M), a joint committee of the Syracuse Peace Council and the CNY Solidarity Coalition


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William Mazza – Forest for Trees -Mining the Literary Landscape

Saturday, Nov. 11, 6-8 PM Opening Reception

ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syr.

William Mazza—a collective member of Syracuse’s Altered Space gallery (1991-1996) and currently an artist based in New York City—uses chance, duration, and accumulation to interpret landscape as the relationship of people to mediated environments. The most material expressions of his wide-ranging projects are drawings, paintings, animations, and video created by translating subjects such as lived environments, spatial relocations, television programs, or text into constructions of landscape.

While Mazza responds to his surroundings in many exploratory ways, in this, his Literary Landscape series exhibited with us, he mines the words from texts written by such authors as Angela Davis, Cecilia Vicuna, Anne Waldman, and Susan Sontag. He then separates them into the letters that fill one written page…and one painting. 


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Merchants of Death People’s Tribunal Launch Event

Sunday,  November 12

7:30 Watch Party Begins at SPC | 8 PM Livestream

Syracuse Peace Council  2013 E. Genesee Street. (ample parking in the rear, accessible) 

The Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal will hold accountable U.S. weapons manufacturers who may knowingly be committing Crimes Against Humanity as well as violating U.S.Federal criminal laws by manufacturing and profiting from products which attack and kill not only combatants but noncombatants also. For more information on the Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal and to register for the Opening Session, visit


Save the Date

NYSDOT Open House: I-81/481 South Interchange (Interchange 16)

Tuesday, Nov. 14; 6-8 PM. Clary Middle School, 100 Amidon Dr., Syr 13205

Project email:

Project Hotline: 1-855-481-8255



Join Striking Starbucks Workers For Red Cup Rebellion

November 16 at these Starbucks Locations:

8:00 am – 10:00 am  3475 Erie Boulevard East 3475 Erie Blvd , Syracuse

9:00 am — 10:00 am Fairmount Starbucks 3604 W Genesee St., Syracuse

Red Cup Day is Starbucks biggest sales day of the year. On Thursday, November 16 , the “Red Cup Rebellion”, we will support striking Starbucks workers to protest Starbucks’ s unfair labor practices  at the above non-union locations.


Sustainability In Action

Paving The Way For A Sustainable And Resilient CNY

FOCUS Greater Syracuse, Inc., a free, virtual forum 

Friday, November 17 | 12-1 PM

The forum will feature a panel discussion on the next chapter of sustainable planning for Central New York. Panelists will explore the definition of sustainability today, effective local policies and practices, and Plan Onondaga. They will also share best practices for individuals, businesses, and municipalities to promote a healthy and vital CNY region. This informative and thought-provoking forum is open to all who are interested in learning about sustainable planning and its role in creating a resilient future for our planet and our region. Join us and be a part of the conversation on how we can work together to make a positive impact on our community. 




MOST Native Arts and Crafts Show

Saturday, November 18 | 10 am – 5 pm | MOST

Join us for the largest native craft show in the area! Featuring 40 local native artisans and crafters, the MOST Native Arts & Crafts Show, sponsored by Honest Engine Films, has thousands of items for sale from some of our area’s most talented designers. This is a great opportunity to shop local and support local vendors as you get a start to your holiday giving. Admission free with a ticket to the MOST or free to any MOST member.


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Syracuse DSA November Chapter Meeting 

Sunday, Nov 19 @ 4PM

Syracuse Democratic Socialists of America

Conntinuing our discussion of our Palestinian solidarity work.  If this is an area of organizing you want to dive into or learn more about, we strongly encourage you to attend!

A hybrid option will be available, masks are required for anyone joining in person!

For more information contact:

RSVP For ADDRESS(In-Person) or Zoom Link For Those Attending on Zoom


Holiday Open Studios at the Delavan

Sat. Dec. 2, 10 AM – 5 PM. 501 W Fayette St, Syr

Shop for original art for the holidays + see artist spaces as Delavan Studios opens for its annual event. 

Tickets $4 in advance – at Delavan office – or $5 at the door.


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Plowshares and Peace Festival

December 2 & 3, 2023

Nottingham High School

Join us at the 53rd annual Plowshares Crafts Fair! With over 120 local artisans and community organizations selling handmade crafts, Plowshares is the perfect place to get all your holiday shopping done at once.


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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 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.

If temperature is below 20 degrees, we will cancel.




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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