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The Onondaga Citizens League (OCL) continues its current study, “How CNY Works” by inviting the public to participate in the next study session. OCL is examining the diversity of CNY’s economic base. This week’s session will be held at the Erie Canal Museum on Thursday, October 13, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Several speakers – including representatives from the New York State Department of Labor, Upstate Hospital, Crouse Hospital, the Syracuse City School District, Syracuse University, and VNA Homecare—will help us form a better understanding of what constitutes the base of an economy with regard to labor, how “Eds & Meds” are part of our economic base, the diversity of employment opportunities and wages in these fields, and how we make predictions about our economic future.

OCL’s study sessions are free and open to the public.  They are designed to promote dialogue, reflection and learning around critical community issues. The current study will explore the interrelationship between employers, workers, jobs, wages and overall community prosperity, including implications for dealing with the concentration of poverty in Syracuse today.

Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch to eat during the presentation and discussion. Light snacks and beverages will also be provided.

The Erie Canal Museum is located downtown at 318 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13202.  Traveling by car? Parking can be found either on-street surrounding the museum, or convenient nearby parking lots.  Traveling by public transportation?  Centro bus lines Sy 58, Sy20, and Sy 88 will get you closest – right around the corner from the museum.