Meet the Metro Justice Annual Dinner Awardees

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This year’s Annual Dinner, which is just around the corner, is going to be the biggest and the most exciting Dinner yet!
We are celebrating the work of two very special women who have worked hard over the years to fight for progressive causes in our community.  

Alison Clarke’s career and volunteerism have focused on community, non-profit work. Not only is she the founder of the former Rochester Peace & Justice Education Center, which evolved with Metro Act into Metro Justice but she is also the founder and former chairwoman of the Canandaigua-based Center for Sustainable Living. Alison spends much of her time these days coordinating the NY Small Scale Food Processors’ Association, which she helped found over 10 years ago. We are so thankful for Alison’s infinite energy toward sustainability and social justice causes.

Paula Hansen will receive our member award for the work that she has done over the years at Metro Justice during her time on council and as President.  Paula Hansen began her work going door-to-door and educating residents on lead testing in Monroe County and morphed into a tireless leader who has since led Metro Justice toward growth.  Although she is no longer President, she continues to work with staff and volunteers to ensure that all of our campaigns and events (including the Annual Dinner) run smoothly.  We are so thankful for the work she has done over the years.      

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