Hear Code Pink Co-Founder Medea Benjamin Speak at SPC's 80th Birthday Dinner!
When: Saturday, Oct 29, 6:30 PM
Where: Bellevue Heights United Methodist Church, 2112 S. Geddes St.
Come for delicious local seasonal food, meet others who love justice and peace, and hear from super-activist Medea Benjamin, co-founder of women-led antiwar group Code Pink. She just published her new book Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi Connection. Make a reservation here. Suggested donation $30, sliding scale (what you can afford) $15-75. And download the Birthday Dinner poster here.
A Day of Fun and Activism at the Westcott Street Cultural Fair - Thank You
The hopes of Westcott Fair afficienados were realized with a lovely day (must have been our collective energy that drove away the storm clouds). SPC's booth on Harvard Place in the Westcott neighborhood of Syracuse was hopping!
Thanks to everyone who helped with the booth - those who staffed it, leaflet makers, poster designers, carriers of loads, organizers, set up and take down people. Thanks also to the stalwart crew who walked through the crowds wearing sandwich boards, asking fairgoers to sign the "Petition to Remove Weaponized Drones from the NYS Fair,
" donate money to the Standing Rock Water Protectors
(who are working to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline), and buy tickets for the fabulous bike (from our neighborhood bike shop Mello Velo
) SPC was raffling off at the close of the Fair.
Thanks to people's generosity and commitment, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation/SPC raised $331 for Standing Rock. We'll be combining our money with funds from the Onondaga Nation to help buy them a heavy duty tent for the months of water and environmental protection to come.