“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass.
We seek a better, more just world, free of economic, racial, and social injustice. We know that the way to move closer to this world is through an organized, collective struggle for justice. Below you'll find some specific ways you can join us on the path to a brighter future.
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT: JOIN A COMMITTEE OR TASK FORCE
Our internal Committees either tackle campaigns for specific social justice demands or help keep Metro Justice running. Our Task Forces are external organizations functioning under the Metro Justice umbrella. For more information and to get involved with our committees, click the links below.
Healthcare Join partners across the state to get a single payer system of health care adopted in New York State.
Criminal Justice Reform Get involved in the fight to legalize marijuana and fight back against the devastation of America’s decades long war on drugs.
Racial Justice Help address the ongoing white supremacy at the core of the structural and institutional racism in our society.
Elder Justice Join our fight to enable elders to live purposeful, self-directed, meaningful, and dignified lives in their homes and communities.
LGBT+ The LGBT committee is fighting to end the trans/gay panic defense in New York. To learn more about this issue and what we can do about it join us at our next meeting.
Climate Justice Metro Justice is focused on the disproportional impact of climate change on poor, working class, and communities of color. Click here to learn how you can get involved in the fight for Climate Justice.
RCSD Student Union Students are the most directly impacted stakeholders in in our educational system, yet they have no voice. Click here to learn more about our efforts to help students at RCSD organize their own student union.
Finance No matter the work you're passionate about, the finance committee has a hand in supporting it.
Fundraising & Membership The massively important, behind the scenes work to engage existing members and new members and raise money to fund our movement.
Personnel Metro Justice is blessed to be able to hire staff who can help our volunteers carry forth or vision. The Personnel Committee is tasked with supporting, developing, and overseeing our staff.
Justice Choir Justice Choir Rochester provides a creative outlet for our Metro Justice community through singing.
ROCLA Founded in 1973, the Rochester Committee on Latin America seeks to build bridges between the Rochester, NY community and the people of Latin America.
Ciudad Hermana Ciudad Hermana Task Force organizes a sister city program, based in the solidarity model, with El Sauce Nicaragua.
Peace Action & Education PA&E aims to address and oppose the many-headed, bloated US war machine, ranging from endless US wars in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan to US military threats against Iran, North Korea, and now Venezuela.