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October 2018

Community Meeting on Evictions and Housing Stability

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henninger High School, 600 Robinson St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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Dr. Matthew Desmond (MacArthur Genius Award recipient, Pulitzer Prize winner, founder of Evicted Lab and Professor of Sociology at Princeton University) will visit Syracuse as part of an initiative led by Legal Services of Central New York to raise awareness and foster dialogue around the critical issues of evictions and housing stability in our community. Desmond's book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” was the first book selection by Mayor Ben Walsh's city-wide book club. The event is free and open to the public and will feature Desmond discussing his groundbreaking book highlighting the reality of eviction for families and communities. The multimedia event will be interactive and will include questions from the audience. Free and open to the public, but seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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Golden Alert: Human Trafficking

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Syracuse Community Connections, 401 South Ave.
Syracuse, NY United States
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The Syracuse Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. and the Syracuse City School District’s Parent University will hold its Annual Golden Alert: Human Trafficking event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Syracuse Community Connections. The event will feature a panel of guests from the McMahon Ryan Advocacy Center, Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office and Assembly member Pamela Hunter, ready to answer questions regarding this serious topic and how it impacts Syracuse. This event is Free. Refreshments and child care will be provided.

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Strathmore Speakers Series

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Onondaga Park Firebarn, 500 Summit Ave.
Syracuse, NY United States
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Refugee Emad Rahim will share his remarkable journey from the Cambodian Killing Fields to Syracuse, where he learned to how just survive, but thrive in “Against the Odds.”

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Zombie Survival with Marcus

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Central Library, 447 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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Find out and discuss what you can do in order to protect yourself in case of a zombie outbreak. This entertaining program will focus on the following topics: Basic Zombie Survival Techniques; Combat Weapons; Survival Vehicles, and Common Mistakes, Myths and Generally Bad Ideas about Zombies. The workshop will be led by Marcus Suraci, the volunteer MakerSpace Sound Engineer. No registration necessary. For teens and adults. Meets in MakerSpace, Level 1.

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Repair Café

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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At Syracuse Repair Café, everything centers on making repairs. There will be various experts on hand: electrical, mechanical, carpentry, seamstresses and advice (only) for computer problems and appliance repair. There is no charge or fee, although donations are appreciated, and organizers ask that guests pay for expensive parts. Toasters, lamps, clothes, bikes, toys, wobbly furniture, and crockery ... anything that is broken is welcome and can more than likely be repaired.

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Halloween Costume Close

October 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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Swap or pick up Halloween costumes — free for everyone. At 2:30 p.m., everyone will be able to access the costume closet and choices will be limited to one costume per person. Library staff will also have a treat-bag decorating activity in the teen area.

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November 2018

Strathmore Speaker Series

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Onondaga Park Firebarn, 500 Summit Ave.
Syracuse, NY United States
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A family-focused event with illustrator Erin McKenna Nowak and author Lamis Solaim who will do a reading of their dual-language children's book "The Silent Nightingale," inspired by a time-honored Arabic poem.

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