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CNY’s 10th Anniversary Sister City Delegation with Cajibio, Colombia Taking Place in July

In Fundraising, Government, International, Peace on June 13, 2014 at 8:43 am

10329962_10101640180746486_7756845882952327429_oSYRACUSE, NY – Twelve regional residents from Syracuse, Cortland, and Ithaca will travel to Cajibio, Colombia from July 1st-9th marking the 10th year of this sister city relationship, one of the longest currently active in CNY.

The Cajibio relationship centers around supporting the Movimiento Campesino De Cajibio (MCC), or the Small Farmers Movement in English, a small farmers’ organization with the goal of ‘buen vivir’ (good living), rooted in sustainable local communities, free of exploitation, militarization, and dependent economic relationships.

Sister cities advance peace and prosperity through cultural, educational, humanitarian, and economic development exchanges; and serve as hubs for institutional knowledge and best practices in the field of citizen diplomacy.  Delegates on this 10th Anniversary trip will be engaging in the following activities:

1. Participation in a Feria Campesina (small farmer’s exchange fair)
2. Meetings w/ grassroots community leaders and advocacy meetings with local & national Colombian government officials.
3. Meeting with women leaders of MCC and other organizations, centered on learning of women’s rights struggles in Colombia.
4. Cultural exchange with artists’ collective & social movement working group at University of Cauca.
5. Work on the MCC’s cooperative farm for one or two days.

A fundraising campaign is currently underway to support the delegation – More general details about the delegation and the history of the sister city relationship can also be found at this link, including a curated collection of articles, blog posts, and other information curated by Syracuse delegates Frank Cetera and Emily Bishop that provide you with ongoing insight and education over the course of the next month.


Frank Cetera,, 315-308-1372

Fundraising for Galaxy S3 External Microphone

In Fundraising on January 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm

We are fundraising for an external microphone to use while streaming video on a Galaxy S3 for improving audio quality, particularly when streaming speaker engagements. Can you contribute a $ or $$?

Vidpro XM-L Wired Lavalier microphone – 20′ Audio Cable – Transducer type: Electret Condenser

Product Features

  • Vidpro XM-L Wired Lavalier microphone – 20′ Audio Cable
  • Transducer type: Electret Condenser
  • Output Connection: 3.5mm (1/8 inch) 4-Pole Mini-plug – Polar Pattern: Omni-directional
  • Frequency Range: 65Hz – 18KHz – Signal/Noise: 74dB SPL
  • Sensitivity -30dB +/- 3dB / 0dB = 1V/Pa, 1kHz
  • Weight: 4 ounces

VidPro Mic