Defend Puerto Rico – From Floods, Debt, and U.S. Colonialism!

When: Wednesday, October 18 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Link Hall 103, Syracuse, NY 13244, United States

As Puerto Ricans struggle to recover from a devastating hurricane, the U.S. government has shamefully proposed an “aid” package that will only add to the debt that has crippled Puerto Rico’s economy. Donald Trump, meanwhile, has wasted no opportunity to demean Puerto Ricans as undeserving of aid. What are the reasons behind Puerto Rico’s ongoing crisis, and why does U.S. policy continue to treat Puerto Ricans as second-class citizens?

Free and open to the public | ASL interpretation provided | Please contact us for any other accommodation requests

Link to Facebook Event Here

Green Light NY Driving Together : Luz Verde NY Manejando Juntos 10/15

Central and Western NY were presente yesterday at the Green Light NY: Driving Together campaign’s retreat where we learned together and established our goals for the next year.
El Centro y el oeste de NY estuvieron presentes el día de ayer en el retiro de nuestra campaña para ganar licencias de manejar en NY “Luz Verde NY: Manejando Juntos” donde nos preparamos juntos y establecimos metas para el próximo año. Sí se Puede!

Support BG’s Saloon Workers Fighting Wage Theft!

Sign this petition to support workers from BG’s Saloon, a now closed restaurant that used to be in Destiny Mall, fighting to reclaim stolen wages and two weeks of severance pay. They are also demanding that millionaire Bobby Genovese, the owner of BG Cowboy’s Saloon and BG Capital sit down with workers to address these issues and how to treat workers at his other establishments with dignity and respect going forward.

Undocumented But With a Voice Discussion with Cesar Vargas 10/25

Undocumented but with a Voice. Discussion with Cesar Vargas, national immigrant rights activist, hosted by Citizens Response Network of Wayne County, Ohmann Theatre, 65 Williams St., Lyons.

Syracuse Rapid Response Team Meeting 10/12

The Syracuse Rapid Response Team will be meeting at the Worker’s Center Thursday, October 12 at 6:30pm.

At the end of September, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted ruthless raids over the course of 4 days, which resulted in over 500 immigrants being rounded up. This specific raid–disgustingly called “Operation Safe Cities”– was specifically targeted towards sanctuary cities. The Trump Administration’s unrelenting attacks on immigrants demonstrates the importance of our Rapid Response Team. Please join us at the next meeting this Thursday. Becoming a member of the Syracuse Rapid Response team is a concrete way you can be in solidarity with immigrant members of our community. Come to the meeting and a bring a friend!

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day – Not Columbus Day 10/9

Date: 10/9/17    Time: 4:30-5:30

Location: Columbus Circle Syracuse, New York 13202

We gather to celebrate the many and varied contributions of the world’s Indigenous Peoples. We gather at the statue of Columbus because it is a clear reminder of his legacy of attempted genocide and land theft. Standing atop the heads of indigenous peoples, located squarely between the Church and Government buildings, located on land stolen from the Onondaga Nation, it is a clear monument to the Doctrine of Discovery, racism,and the oppressive structures of colonialism that continue to affect all of us today.

We gather here during a teachable moment to discuss the ongoing impacts of that legacy and to commit ourselves to reversing it.

Speakers and Music to be announced.

Organized by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON), a grassroots effort of Central New Yorkers and project of the Syracuse Peace Council. NOON supports the sovereignty of the Onondaga Nation’s traditional government, their Land Rights Action and collaborates with them on environmental protection and restoration.

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

Unidos Puerto Rico 10/8

The Spanish Action League in collaboration with the Latino Professional Social Group and leaders in the community are working together to help the people in Puerto Rico. We will be collecting items and donation to send to the Island.

We will have T-Shirts for sell for $10 and the proceeds will support the relief efforts.

FACEBOOK LINK HERE

WCCNY members made these keychains and we will be donating them to raise funds for the local donations efforts. You can get them at the Spanish Action League this Sunday at their donation event. Check the flyer for location and what to bring to donate .

Greenlight Coalition Call 10/25

The GreenLightNY Coalition monthly meeting has been postponed to Wednesday, October 25 at 11:00 am. Call in information will be posted at a later date.

Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead 11/1


Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead nOVEMBER 1ST

Save the date for this year’s Workers Center Day of the Dead Celebration! We will remember and honor the dead and recommit to fight for the living. Food, music and crafts. We want to invite the whole community to see and enjoy our space at the Center, recently we opened up the space to better accommodate our trainings, workshops and community events. Thanks to all of you for helping us to make this a reality.
We will accept donations to support our mission. A portion of the proceeds will go to Mexico grassroots efforts to assist victims of the recent earthquake in Ciudad de México.

Aparta la fecha para nuestra celebración anual del Día de Los Muertos. Honremos a los muertos, luchemos por los vivos. Comida, musica y manualidades. Queremos invitar a toda la comunidad a conocer y disfrutar nuestro nuevo espacio.
Estaremos aceptando donaciones para apoyar a nuestra mision. Parte de lo recaudado se donara a esfuerzos de bases en Mexico para ayudar a victimas del reciente sismo en la ciudad de Mexico.

Facebook Link Here

Driver Needed 10/10/17

Volunteer assistance needed to drive to NYC on Tuesday, October 10. Person will be a secondary driver. Please contact Sheila Sicilia Sheila <sicilia.sheila@gmail.com> or Rebecca <rfuentes@workerscentercny.org> if you’re able to assist.