CONTACTS FOR PEACE & SOCIAL JUSTICE--2003

This is a summary of active social change groups in the CNY region. All phone numbers begin with “315” unless noted. For a more detailed list, see the Stonewall Committee’s “CNY Community Directory” available at My Sister’s Words.

LOCAL CONTACTS
Abolish the Blockade of Cuba
471-5749 Doug Igelsrud

AIDS Community Resources
475-2430 Will Murtaugh

Alternatives to Violence Project
585-526-5202 Jill McClellan
mclellan@globalcrossing.net

Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse
476-1128 Twiggy Billue
Actsyracuse13207@aol.com

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
475-4822 Chrissie Rizzo
Quaker organization committed to nonviolence and justice.

American Indian Community House-WISH Program
478-8532 Cissy Elm
Assist Native American communities to address HIV/AIDS issues.

American Muslim Council
422-5621
amcsyr@hotmail.com

Atlantic States Legal Foundation
475-1170 Sam Sage
atlantic.states@aslf.org
Promote environmental justice.

CANOPY
471-4780 Larry Rutledge
Promote green space and parks.

Caribbean/Latin America Coalition
446-6099 Paul Weichselbaum


CNY Chapter NY Civil Liberties Union
471-2821 Barrie Gewanter
cnynyclu@aol.com

CNY Council on Occupational Safety & Health (CNYCOSH)
471-6187 Jack Quinlan
cnycosh@igc.org

CNY Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
422-3363 Mark Spadafore
mark@cnylabor.org

CNY Labor-Religion Coalition
431-4040 Diane Swords

Citizens Awareness Network
425-0430 Tim Judson
cnycan@rootmedia.org
Concerned with environmental pollution and exposure to toxins.

Citizen Review Board of Syracuse
448-8750 Felicia Davis
Address citizen complaints of police misconduct.

Colombia Support Network
478-4571 Ann Tiffany

Eastside Neighbors in Partnership
471-7911 Jim Dessauer

Fair Housing Council of CNY
472-8624 Monique Wright-Williams

Friends of Dorothy Catholic Worker 471-6853 Michael or Nick
Primary care/housing for persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Gay, Straight and Questioning Youth Group
(800) 475-2430 Mary Doody
glbtyouth@aidscommunityresources.com

Girls Incorporated of CNY
474-0746 Terry Eckert
To inspire all girls to be strong, smart & bold.

Interdenominational Ministerial
Alliance
472-1198 Sherman Dunmore
InterReligious Council of CNY
449-3552 Jim Wiggins
jwiggins@irccny.org

Jail Ministry
424-1877 Curt Andino
Advocate for inmates at the Onondaga County Justice Center.

The Media Unit
478-8648 Walt Shepperd
Performance/production of teen entertainment with a social conscience.

NAACP
422-6933 Preston Fagan

National Organization for Women, CNY Chapter
487-3188 Patricia Durgin

National Organization for Women, Greater Syracuse Chapter
682-5810 Amy Doherty

New Environment Association
446-8009 Harry Schwarzlander

NY Public Interest Research Group 476-8381

NYS Division of Human Rights
428-4633 Valerie Woods

Northeast Community Center
472-6343

Onondaga County /Syracuse Commission on Human Rights
435-3567 Linda Hall
lindahall@ongov.net

Onondaga Communications Office (Onondaga Nation)
492-1922

Partnership for Onondaga Creek
478-4571 Aggie Lane

Pax Christi
446-1693 Frank Woolever

Peace Action of CNY
478-7422 Mary Jureller
sfcny@igc.org

People Against the Death Penalty
476-9634 Bill Cuddy

People for Animal Rights
488-7877 Linda A. DeStefano
linpar@acmgfcu.net

People’s Environmental Network of NY
469-5347 Vicki Baker
ennewyork@hotmail.com

Planned Parenthood of Rochester/Syracuse
475-5525
Luz Encarnacion

Pride Community Center of CNY
426-1650

ReConsiDer
478-7815 Nicolas Eyle
Working to reform current US policy on illicit drugs.

SOA Abolitionists
445-4611 Mike Pasquale
Working to close US Army School of the Americas/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation

Sierra Club
492-4745 Martha Loew
marthaloew@usadatanet.net

Socialist Party
478-0793 Ron Ehrenreich

Southwest Community Center
474-6823 Pam Testone

Spanish Action League
475-6153 Lou Clark
Advance independence and growth of the Latino Community.

Stonewall Committee
476-6226 Bonnie Strunk
Promote understanding, equality and respect for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Syr. Alternative Media Network
425-8806 Tim Brachocki
Educational programs. Production services for community groups.

Syr. Area Domestic Violence Coal.
425-0818 Arethea Brown

Syracuse Community Choir
428-8724 Karen Mihayli

Syracuse Community Radio
426-0850

Syracuse Cooperative Federal Credit Union
471-1116 Ron Ehrenreich

SU Social Movements Initiative
443-3822 John Burdick

Syracuse United Neighbors
476-7475 Rich Puchalski
Neighborhood organization serving South and West sides of Syracuse.

Syracuse-La Estancia Hermanamiento (Sister Community)
446-6099 Shirley Novak
Educate CNY on realities of life in El Salvador, provide financial support and solidarity.

Vegetarian Education Group in Syracuse (VEGIS)
461-4838 or 451-8172 Betsy Naselli, Margo Chenell

Westcott Community Center
478-8634 Steve Sussman

Women’s Information Center
478-4636

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
OCC Political Awareness Group
450-9561 or 469-5717 Resa or Mike

Student African-American Society-SU
443-2718

Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)-SU
Thor Ritz or Lauren Shields
<http://students.syr.edu/student_orgs/advocacy/seac/indextrue.html>

Student Peace Action Network-SU
443-6098 Emily Moeller
ejmoelle@syr.edu

Youth Empowerment for Peace
472-5478 Gabe or Tina
gabey86@riseup.net
or silvurrchair33@hotmail.com

REGIONAL PEACE GROUPS
Alternatives to War (Potsdam)
347-3788 Phil Harnden
phil@northnet.org

BC Network for Peace & Social
Justice (Binghamton)
jgilroy@stny.rr.com

Cayuga Coal. for Peace (Auburn)
255-4362 John Fitzsimmons
fitz56@a-znet.com

Citizens Alternative Voice (Oneonta) 607-431-1985 Francis Carlson

Committee on US-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) (Ithaca)
(607) 255-7293 Dana Brown
cuslar-mailbox@cornell.edu

Finger Lakes for Peace (Geneva)
Jackie Augustine
Flforpeace@yahoo.com

Ithaca Coalition for Global Justice
607-256-9733 Pete Meyers
truthisonepathsaremany@yahoo.com

Jefferson County Peace Alliance (Felt Mills, NY)
jeffcopeace@hotmail.com

Metro Justice of Rochester
585-325-2560 Jon Greenbaum
metroj@frontiernet.net

Mohawk Valley Peace Coal. (Utica)
269-4583 Tracy Taylor
ttaylor@utica.edu

People Opposing War (Oswego)
312-2611 Maureen Curtin
we_hate_war@yahoo.com

Western NY Peace Center
716-894-2013