Tag Archives: CNY Solidarity

Protest Border Patrol at Regional Transportation Center 11/17

Friday, Nov. 17th at 4pm
Protest Border Patrol at the Regional Transportation Center

Border Patrol continues to harass and detain people at the Regional Transportation Center. This Friday the Syracuse Rapid Response team will be continuing to speak out against this injustice in our community! Join the RR team this Friday! Bring your signs!

The William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center is the site of regular sweeps by ICE and Border Patrol, in which local residents are profiled, harassed, and intimidated, community members are detained, and families are separated. The Syracuse Rapid Response Team and our allies will protest to draw attention to these actions, to demonstrate our determination to protect our neighbors, and to put the government on notice that the Syracuse community is watching.

Inhuman policies at RTC are representative of a larger policy approach in the current administration that is also operating through the “travel ban” which targets Muslims who are twice terrorized by this brutal policy. The first time is when innocent civilians in countries largely populated by Muslims are victimized by US bombs (all these countries are under drone attack by the US and Saudi Arabia). The list of those not welcome here is growing and growing. Who will be next?

As we came together at the airport in January, as we came together against Islamophobia on June 10, and as we most recently came together at the RTC on July 8, we again come together to say No ban, No wall, our vision of America is to welcome all.

Link to Facebook Event Here

Rapid Response Training 11/09

Thur. Nov. 9th, 6:30pm
The rapid response team will be holding a training for new team members. Joining and participating in the team is a concrete way we can be in solidarity with immigrants in our community, especially those who are organizing and taking risks. Please RSVP by email Nikeeta at nslade@workerscentercny.org if you are interested in attending the training. If you have a smartphone, please bring it (and make sure it’s charged)!

Didi Delgado is coming to the ‘Cuse! 11/3

When: Friday November 3 at 7pm

Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 109 Waring Rd

Admission: $10-25 sliding scale. Please pay according to your means. No one turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds go directly to DiDi.

Over the past year, we have worked to unpack and understand how the institution of whiteness has created a culture where Donald Trump can be elected president, while Black and Brown people are continually discriminated against, abused, murdered, disenfranchised, endangered, and criminalized with impunity. In a city with the highest concentrated poverty among Black and Hispanic people in the nation, and a county with some of the most segregated schools in the nation, this is not just a Trump problem, this is an old problem and a local problem.

As an organization predominantly composed of white people seeking to act in solidarity with the marginalized, it is urgently crucial we dedicate our whole selves to this work. That means listening to, and following the lead of the directly affected, and educating ourselves on how to operate in social justice spaces while doing the least possible harm to the communities we wish to act in solidarity with.

If fighting white supremacy is something that’s important to you, you will not want to miss out on the opportunity to hear Didi Delgado’s voice on Friday November 3, 7pm at First UU.

Suggested reading: Whites Only: SURJ And The Caucasian Invasion Of Racial Justice Spaces, by Didi Delgado

Link to Event Here

Dream Act Now: Action Report Back

Strong action yesterday in Syracuse! Members of the Workers’ Center of CNY, United We Dream, CNY Solidarity Coalition, community members, and allies delivered 500+ signatures to Congressman John Katko’s office in support of a Clean Dream Act, DACA, and Undocumented People everywhere. We ran into some opposition from security in the lobby of the Mackenzie Hughes Tower, where we were yelled at from the moment we walked through the door, threatened with police, reminded “the federal government is heavily armed,” and one of our group members was assaulted by building staff. In the end, the general manager escorted three members of our group, including a mother and child, to deliver our petition to Katko’s office.

Dream Act Now! 10/19

When: Thursday, October 19 at 1 PM

Where: Katko’s Office 440 S. Warren

Upstate New York dreamers and allies will stage a rally and press conference to call on Rep. Katko to support a Clean Dream Act
Join United we Dream and Workers’ Center of CNY

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

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 .

#NoMuslimBanEver Mobilization 10/17 – 10/18

FACEBOOK LINK HERE

The news of the lowest number of refugees since 1980 and the third muslim ban is just the latest attack on immigrants from this administration.

The NYIC is a National Sponsor and has committed mobilizing from across NYS to stand up and say No Ban EVER! On October 18th, the latest iteration of the ban goes into effect and we will be present in DC to raise our voices and stand up to these racist attacks! The program is inclusive of our entire fight for Immigrant Justice and will include speakers that are impacted by Muslim/ Refugee Ban, DACA, and TPS.

A Bus is leaving Syracuse/Buffalo on 10/17 at 5:00pm. Tickets are $15 each which include lodging, food on 10/18, and transportation there / back. We will return to Syracuse/Buffalo on 10/18 very late. This is an important moment for us to organize a strong, loud, mass mobilization that sends a clear message that IMMIGRANTS, REFUGEES, & MUSLIMS ARE WELCOME HERE.

We will not be silent while our communities are being targeted. The NYIC has directly impacted members of our community speaking from Western and Central New York on the program and we need to show up in big numbers to support them! For more information please contact: mzaldivar@nyic.org.

IF YOUR ORGANIZATION WANTS TO SPONSOR THE NATIONAL ACTION PLEASE SIGN UP HERE.

*If you are a member organization and want to organize a group please contact Meghan mzaldivar@nyic.org directly to make arrangements.

TO CONFIRM YOUR SEAT ON A BUS NEAR YOU PLEASE VISIT OUR EVENTBRITE HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nomuslimbanever-nyic-mobilization-to-dc-tickets-38090545848