Syracuse-Area Activist Contacts

This list of active social change groups in the Greater Syracuse area is far from complete. For a more detailed list, see the Stonewall Committee’s CNY Community Directory. All area codes are “315.”

Peace Council Projects

Syracuse Peace Councit

Bikes 4 Peace
472-5478 Jessica Maxwell,

Local Cost of War Committee
472-5478 Jessica Maxwell,

Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation
472-5478 Carol Baum,

Peace Newsletter
472-5478 Andy Mager,

Plowshares Craftsfair

SPC Study Group
472-5478 Aly Wane,

SPC TV: The Peoples’ 60 Minutes
Paul Pearce,

Weekly Peace Outreach
472-5478 Andy Mager,

SPC-involved Coalitions

Bill of Rights Defense Campaign
471-2821 Barrie Gewanter,

Caribbean/Latin America Coalition 
478-1592 Paul Weichselbaum

Military Alternatives Education Project
472-5478 Eric Benner,

Partnership for Onondaga Creek
478-4571 Aggie Lane,

Progressive Coalition
472-5478, Andy Mager,

Public Power Coalition

Other Community Organizations

AIDS Community Resources
475-2430 Will Murtaugh,

Alliance Network
474-0922 Walt Dixie,

Alliance of Communities Transforming Syr.
478-0191 Rev. Davis,

Alternatives to Violence Project
585-526-5202 Jill McClellan,

American Friends Service Committee
475-4822 Chrissie Rizzo,

Atlantic States Legal Foundation
475-1170 Sam Sage,

Beyond Boundaries
478-4571 Aggie Lane,

Black Voice (SU)

471-4780 Larry Rutledge,

CNY Chapter NY Civil Liberties Union
471-2821 Barrie Gewanter,

CNY Council on Occupational Safety & Health
471-6187 Jack Quinlan,

CNY Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
422-3363 x11 Mark Spadafore,

CNY Labor-Religion Coalition
431-4040 Tim Fay,

Center for Community Alternatives
422-5638 x227 Alan Rosenthal,

Citizen Review Board of Syracuse
448-8750 Felicia Davis

Citizens Awareness Network (CAN)
882-6689 Tim Judson,

Citizens Campaign for the Environment
472-1339 Dereth Glance,

CNY Colombia Support Network & Cajibio Sister Community
478-4571 Ann Tiffany,

Community Animal Project
491-4699 Shawn DeLeo,

Democracy for America
252-0947 Vicki Trojnor,

Dunbar Association
476-4269 Sharon Jack Williams,

Fair Housing Council of CNY
471-0420 Merrillee Witherell,

Friends of Dorothy Catholic Worker
471-6853 Michael or Nick,

Gay, Straight and Questioning Youth Group
475-2430 Elizabethe Payne

Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
472-5119 Pastor Bryant L. Gerald, Sr.

InterReligious Council of CNY
449-3552 x102 Jim Wiggins,

Jail Ministry
424-1877 Melody Holmes,

LGBT Resource Center (SU)
443-3983 Adrea Jaehnig,

Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation
637-9511 Sally Roesch Wagner,

The Media Unit
478-8648 Walt Shepperd

422-6933 or 672-7085 Preston Fagan,

National Organization for Women (NOW), CNY  
422-7700 Cher Leszczewicz

NOW, Greater Syracuse Chapter
682-5810 Amy Doherty,

New Environment Association
446-8009 Harry Schwarzlander

New York Public Interest Research Group
476-8381 Francis Clark,

NYS Division of Human Rights
428-4633 Valerie Woods

Northeast Community Center
472-6343 Tom Bazydlo,

Onon Co. /Syr. Commission on Human Rts
435-3567 Linda Hall,

Onondaga  Nation Communications Office

250 Waring Rd., Syracuse, NY 13224,

Pax Christi
476-0048 or 391-4877 Dick Keough,

Peace Action of CNY

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
475-5540 x223 Betty DeFazio,

478-7815 Nicolas Eyle,

SEIU 1199 Upstate
424-1743 x126 Court Bonthius,

SOA Abolitionists
446-2720 Mike Pasquale,

Sierra Club
492-4745 Martha Loew,

Socialist Party
478-0793 Ron Ehrenreich,

Southwest Community Center
474-6823 Courtney Ramirez,

Spanish Action League
475-6153 x207 Rita Paniagua,

Stonewall Committee
476-6226 Bonnie Strunk,

Student Environmental Action Coalition
218-5481 Bobby Powers,

Student Peace Action Network-SU
508-596-8142 Anna Hadingham,

Syracuse Alternative Media Network
852-6190 Tim Brachocki,

Syracuse Area Domestic Violence Coalition
425-0818 Loren Cunningham or Elisa Morales

Syracuse Community Choir
428-8151 Karen Mihayli,

Syracuse Community Radio
426-0850 Paul Melnikow,

Syracuse Coop Federal Credit Union
471-1116x201 Ron Ehrenreich,

Syracuse Cultural Workers
474-1132 x 111 Dik Cool,


Syracuse Real Food Coop
472-1385 Joanne Grisanti,

Syracuse-La Estancia Sister Community
446-6099 Shirley Novak,

SU Social Movements Initiative
443-3822 John Burdick,

Syracuse United Neighbors
476-7475 Rich Puchalski,

Community Center

478-8634 Steve Susman,

Women Transcending Boundaries
446-1694 Betsy Wiggins or 687-3551 Danya Wellmon

Women’s Information Center