Center for Peace and Social Justice
At press time, a purchase offer was submitted for the building which will become the new Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice. As outlined in the November PNL (758), the center will allow "peace and social justice organizations to share space, collaborate and expand efforts to build a more peaceful and just city, nation and world."
The Alliance for Peace and Social Justice, a newly-established organization will purchase and operate the Center. "The early response to the capital campaign has been strong," noted Alliance Board member Ann Tiffany. "However, with just over $150,000 committed thus far, we have a long way to go to reach our goal of $300,000 plus to purchase and renovate the building at 2013 E. Genesee St."
The American Friends Service Committee and Peace Action already rent office space in the building and will remain as part of the Center. The Syracuse Peace Council and other groups will move in the spring after renovations have been completed.
"The establishment of a high-quality facility in a central, highly-visible location will provide a major boost to organizing for peace and social justice in our community," said Nick Poulos, also an Alliance Board member.
Organizers aim to complete fundraising for the project by March 15, 2007. Please consider a donation to support this groundbreaking project for our community. Contributions can be sent to Alliance, c/o 340 Midland Ave., Syracuse, NY 13202. Donations over $100 can be tax-deductible (make checks out to AJ Muste Institute, with Alliance for Peace & Social Justice on the memo line), non-deductible donations can be made out to the Alliance for Peace and Social Justice. Learn more at www.alliance4peace.org or call (315) 478-4571. -Andy Mager