Metro Justice is a progressive member-driven, grassroots organization dedicated to social, economic, and racial justice in Rochester, NY. Founded in 1965 as Friends of FIGHT, in a struggle for equal access to good jobs at Kodak, our organization was born fighting for justice and equality for all people.
Since that time, Metro Justice has evolved, taking on many important issues and growing as we go. Today, with around 1,000 members our Fight for Economic Justice Campaign works to put an end to the incredible wealth inequality and the poverty that our city experiences as a result of that inequality. When we join together to demand a more fair and just society, our individual voices are louder, our efforts more effective, our power greater.
"... no matter who gets into office, the crucial question is... what kind of social movement do you have? Because we have seen historically that if you have a powerful social movement, it doesn’t matter who is in office... if you have a powerful social movement, the person in office will have to yield, will have to in some ways respect the power of social movements." - Howard Zinn
Want more information on specific departments and campaigns? Visit The Mission tab, then contact one of our staff members!
Interested in reserving the space for an event? Contact Jay Rowe at (585) 397-3538 or [email protected]