What We Do

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.

Metro Justice lives this quote from 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. All of our work is meant to build the strength of our communities to win that struggle for justice, but we can't do it without you. Below you'll find some of our events and on-going campaigns where you can join us on the path to a brighter future.


Upcoming Events

We maintain an online calendar of our upcoming events here. We post these events as far in advance as we find possible. Here you'll find rallies, educational events, inspirational speakers, and volunteer opportunities. To get announcements of these events via email, sign up for our list here.


CURRENT CAMPAIGNS


Fight for $15 

As part of a nationwide struggle for economic justice, fast food workers are standing up and demanding $15/hr and a union. Workers at McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and many other fast food chains are done making poverty wages for some of the wealthiest corporations in the country. They are demanding a fair wage, respect, and a voice at work. In Rochester, Metro Justice is leading this effort. Find out more here.

 

Quality Public Education for All

Metro Justice maintains a long-standing commitment to stronger, equitably-funded, public schools that incorporates a genuine community voice to meet real educational needs. Our Education Campaign is currently focused on ending the school-to-prison pipeline through implementation of restorative justice measures in school discipline policy. Find out more here.


LOCAL CAMPAIGNS


Elder Justice

The Elder Justice Campaign's goal is to change the nature of nursing homes from hospital-like holding institutions into meaningful and fulfilling homes for elders. We work to ensure a real voice for our elders in finding justice to add years to their lives. To join this effort, sign up here.

Health Care

Because we believe that every person should have access to quality, affordable health care, we are working with our partners across the state to get a single payer system of health care adopted in New York State. To do this work, we partner with the Campaign for New York Health. Get involved by signing up here.

Racial Justice

The Metro Justice mission to fight for economic, social, and racial justice calls us to address the ongoing white supremacy at the core of the structural and institutional racism in our society. We invite you to join us in this urgent work.

Showing 7 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-09 20:47:46 -0500
    What We Do
  • followed this page 2017-01-24 07:16:53 -0500
  • commented 2016-07-23 05:21:44 -0400
    I. Live in Rochester, New York
  • commented 2016-07-23 05:18:58 -0400
    Thanks for all of your efforts & detication— I would love to volunteer -!!! Sherry nunn call me soon— phone number is (585) is. 953-5179. Call me whenever you get a chance!! 😃😍😀😉😄😛😀😃
  • commented 2016-06-01 19:47:29 -0400
    Living in Rochester, New York has been the ultimate culture shock in RACISM. They say one thing, but easily do another. They’ll stand against you based on WHO you know and not RIGHT or WRONG. Much straining at gnats but the ability to swallow a camel is huge here. Ignoring some injustices as the fight for others…..IS the Rochester way.
  • commented 2016-02-27 00:46:57 -0500
    I heard that Rochester is one of the most segregated Cities in the country, and is in the top ten cities for poverty. This is unexcaptable to me, and I don’t know what to do about it but feel strongly that something needs be be done. I am 68, white women, in poor health and call my self middle class but realize I am fast sinking down out of that catagory. (I don’t even make $15/hour and am not a fast food worker. I have no savings for retirement so I cannot give money, that is clear. But what can a person in my situation do to help?
  • followed this page 2015-10-27 15:35:54 -0400

Donate Get Involved Events

connect

get updates