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.

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

Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse
476-1128 Twiggy Billue

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

Atlantic States Legal Foundation
475-1170 Sam Sage
Promote environmental justice.

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

CNY Council on Occupational Safety & Health (CNYCOSH)
471-6187 Jack Quinlan

CNY Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
422-3363 Mark Spadafore

CNY Labor-Religion Coalition
431-4040 Diane Swords

Citizens Awareness Network
425-0430 Tim Judson
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

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

Interdenominational Ministerial
472-1198 Sherman Dunmore
InterReligious Council of CNY
449-3552 Jim Wiggins

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.

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

Onondaga County /Syracuse Commission on Human Rights
435-3567 Linda Hall

Onondaga Communications Office (Onondaga Nation)

Partnership for Onondaga Creek
478-4571 Aggie Lane

Pax Christi
446-1693 Frank Woolever

Peace Action of CNY
478-7422 Mary Jureller

People Against the Death Penalty
476-9634 Bill Cuddy

People for Animal Rights
488-7877 Linda A. DeStefano

People’s Environmental Network of NY
469-5347 Vicki Baker

Planned Parenthood of Rochester/Syracuse
Luz Encarnacion

Pride Community Center of CNY

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

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

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

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

Student African-American Society-SU

Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)-SU
Thor Ritz or Lauren Shields

Student Peace Action Network-SU
443-6098 Emily Moeller

Youth Empowerment for Peace
472-5478 Gabe or Tina

Alternatives to War (Potsdam)
347-3788 Phil Harnden

BC Network for Peace & Social
Justice (Binghamton)

Cayuga Coal. for Peace (Auburn)
255-4362 John Fitzsimmons

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

Committee on US-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) (Ithaca)
(607) 255-7293 Dana Brown

Finger Lakes for Peace (Geneva)
Jackie Augustine

Ithaca Coalition for Global Justice
607-256-9733 Pete Meyers

Jefferson County Peace Alliance (Felt Mills, NY)

Metro Justice of Rochester
585-325-2560 Jon Greenbaum

Mohawk Valley Peace Coal. (Utica)
269-4583 Tracy Taylor

People Opposing War (Oswego)
312-2611 Maureen Curtin

Western NY Peace Center