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The Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse (ACTS) is a grassroots, interfaith network advocating for social justice. We are voices striving for a more just and fair community that improves the quality of life for all.

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The Impact of the Black Church: an ACTS Clergy Caucus Panel Discussion 

In February 2021, PBS released a special titled "The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song." Following the 2-night special, our ACTS Clergy Caucus took to Zoom to discuss the history of the Black Church in Syracuse and Onondaga County. 

Watch our panel discussion recording and be sure to check out this incredible PBS special.

ACTS CLERGY CAUCUS PROTEST & VIGIL, JUNE 14, 2020 at CITY HALL

ACTS' LIST OF DEMANDS TO MAYOR WALSH: 

  • Monthly meetings to discuss benchmarks and progress of agenda. 

  • Implementation of a Citizens Review Board with subpoena power;

  • Release of body camera footage within 48 hours of a police shootings;

  • Review of the department’s Use of Force Continuum;

  • Immediate firing and full prosecution of Officers in direct violation of the Color of Law;

  • Ongoing Diversity and Sensitivity training for all officers with visible certification for public view (patch or maker on uniform or patrol cars);

  • Full cooperation from the State Attorney’s Office to prosecute cops who violate law;

  • Complete transparency throughout the investigative internal affairs process;

  • Elimination and ban of “no knock warrants,” “knee holds,” and “choke holds”;

  • Full funding of Community Based Policing Initiatives;

  • Support for bail reform; and

  • Immediate investigation of known corrupt officers who have a history of police brutality against citizens of color in black communities.

CONTACT US

910 Madison Street

Syracuse, NY 13210  

Tel: 315-416-6363

acts.cny@gmail.com

www.ACTS-Syracuse.org

 

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