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There's an exciting and important event coming up on Saturday, October 21st. From 1pm to 6pm, we will be holding a Blitz Day to contact restaurant workers and inform them of the Fight For 15 and our campaign to hold restaurant management accountable for sexual harassment on the job. Restaurant workers are some of the most harassed and assaulted people in the workforce and that needs to change.
That is why we will be going out in groups to invite workers into the fight. We will meet up at 1pm at the Metro Justice offices at 1115 East Main St. in Rochester. The day will begin with a light snack and then training. From there we go out to targeted full service restaurants to engage with workers until just before 5, when we will return to the office for a detailed debrief and dinner.
Workers do better when they can stand together and this is the crucial first step to them being able to do so. So come on out and help them find their voice. Please RSVP so we can plan appropriately
Metro Justice Fight for 15 Solidarity Committee
As Metro Justice grows as an organization, the number of dedicated members involved in committees grows. This training is being offered to the public as a way to teach members how to function better on a team or committee in order to strengthen the committee itself.
The training will focus skills such as meeting facilitation, recruitment to committees, and learning more about committee roles.
Training will start at 10am at the Metro Justice Office.
Tickets are $20, with scholarship tickets available for $5.
Come join Metro Justice for an evening of fun that you'll not soon forget, as we host our first ever benefit concert!Taking the stage will be:Her Dad's Banjo @ 8:00 pmVanishing Sun @ 9:00 pmDJ Alykhan @ 10:00 pm$10 suggested donation.
Here at Metro Justice, we believe social movements are the major catalyst for change. This training is open to the public, because we believe our community will benefit from having more skilled leaders and activists.
This training will focus on skills such as logistics around rally organizing, building mobilization plans, and media work to better prepare local activists to become community leaders.
Training will start at 2pm here at the Metro Justice Office.
Tickets are $20, or $5 scholarship tickets are available.
ROC the Day is a 24-hour, online event that gives people in our community an opportunity to support all of the not-for-profit organizations doing great work in the nine-county Greater Rochester area. People will visit ROCtheDay.org, a secure online giving platform, to make a gift.
Visit the Roc the Day page for Metro Justice here to give.
The Metro Justice Education Committee with NYSUT Rochester, AROS, and the Coalition for Public Ed. are excited to announce this FREE event. Parents and students are encouraged attend.
This feature-length documentary explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, BACKPACK FULL OF CASH takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing the world of corporate-driven education “reform” where public education -- starved of resources -- hangs in the balance.
THE FAIR IS 2 DAYS--Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am until 4:00 pm!
Metro Justice’s values are integral to our annual Alternative Fair. You can enjoy FAMILY HOLIDAY SHOPPING with a conscience at Metro Justice’s 36th annual Alternative Fair, featuring thousands of unique fair trade, earth friendly, and locally produced goods that support a strong local economy and a just and sustainable world.
This is holiday shopping at prices the whole family can afford, and for many families, it’s their #1 shopping destination each year. Sale items include pottery, textiles, jewelry, fine art, toys & games, ornaments, and much more — all fair trade imports or hand crafted by local artists.
There is a suggested donation of $5 for all those over age 12, and free child care is available for young children and babies. Bring the whole family for several hours, and enjoy the festive atmosphere as you shop with a conscience. Food will be available and chances are you’ll see many friends, too!