The Mission

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.

CAMPAIGN COMMITTEES

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.

Justice Choir  Justice Choir Rochester provides a creative outlet for our Metro Justice community through singing.

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.

BASE-BUILDING COMMITTEES

Communications

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.

TASK FORCES

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.

 

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  • Vimal Pandey
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  • Karlienne Conrad
    commented 2018-02-10 15:57:42 -0500
    Hi my name is Karlie Conrad and I am currently working on my Masters Thesis project: Interrupting the School-to-Prison-Pipeline through Restorative Practices. I am trying to collect data for more current years on the school-to-prison-pipeline. If someone can point me in the right direction that would be so very helpful. Thanks!
  • Robyn Laird
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-09 20:47:46 -0500
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  • Sherry Nunn
    commented 2016-07-23 05:21:44 -0400
    I. Live in Rochester, New York
  • Sherry Nunn
    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!! 😃😍😀😉😄😛😀😃
  • Teraysah Barker
    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.
  • Claire Hall
    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?
  • Mike Carletta
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