Activism in the Syracuse Community

Two individuals are holding a large white sheet with a monarch butterfly painted on it and the words, "No human being is illegal"Activism in the Syracuse Community

Have you ever wondered what people who live in Syracuse do for civic engagement? Well, here is a small list with a great deal of variety. Sample some!

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
Monday, October 8 at 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM EDT
Columbus Circle, Syracuse, N.Y.
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day! We come together to acknowledge the sovereignty and history of indigenous peoples of Turtle Island as well as the traumatic legacy of Christopher Columbus’s actions here. We will meet at Columbus Circle in Downtown Syracuse at 4:30 pm on Monday, October 8th to commune with local speakers and artists. Hosted by

CNY Solidarity Coalition Meeting
Sunday, September 16 at 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bishop Harrison Diocesan Center
1342 Lancaster Ave, Syracuse, New York 13210
Please join us at 4pm for a general coalition meeting followed by committee breakouts.
At 4pm we will be discussing and participating in our ongoing anti-oppression initiatives and trainings. Please join us and come ready to participate!

Worker’s Center Volunteer Craft Day
Friday, September 14 and Friday September 21st, at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Workers’ Center of CNY (2013 E. Genesee Street, 1st floor)
Come join us for a volunteer craft making day at the Workers’ Center!
We are in need of volunteers to help us make things like buttons, mirrors, keychains, banners, etc. and prepare materials for our table at the Wescott Street Fair this September 23rd. Anyone with sewing skills would be especially helpful.

Black Lives Matter – Solidarity with Maleatra
Saturday, September 15 @ 2:00 PM
Syracuse City Hall (233 E Washington St)
Maleatra was sexually assaulted by a Syracuse Police officer on Valentine’s Day in 2015. She called to report her teenage daughter missing, in return, officer Chester Thompson RAPED her in front of her new born son.
2016, Maleatra filed a suit against Thompson, The SPD & several higher ups. Thompson had a known history of sexual assault but was never investigated or called out by fellow officers. They ignored it to protect a fellow officer.
We ask you to stand with her in solidarity as she fights against this corrupt system. We Demand Justice for Maleatra!

 Syracuse Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)… studies socialism together!
Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Community Library of Dewitt and Jamesville
5110 Jamesville Road, Dewitt, N.Y. 13078
For the fall study group, we are kicking things off with Danny Katch’s book, Socialism … Seriously. We’ll read the Introduction plus Part’s 1 and 2 (which covers Chapters 1-5) . When we come together, we look forward to both discussion and group activities designed to help us put what we are reading into action. Refreshments provided.

27th Annual Westcott Street Fair
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Noon – 6:30 PM (Streets reopen at 7:30 PM)
Westcott St. between Concord St. and Dell St. (and side streets)
The Westcott Street Cultural Fair is an annual celebration of the diversity and uniqueness of the Westcott neighborhood through its culture, arts, food, organizations and activities for families and students. The fair attracts thousands of people to the Westcott Business District for a September day filled with great sounds, sights, tastes and more.