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  • Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM · 1 rsvp
    Metro Justice in Rochester, NY

    "Effective Follow Up" Training with Rochester for NY Health

    Join us for an organizing training to base build for Rochester for NY Health. Rochester for NY Health is a committee of Metro Justice, and the Rochester chapter of the statewide Campaign for NY Health. We aim to win the New York Health Act so that health care becomes a human right in New York State.

    When we organize, we win! This training will cover one of the most important components of building an effective and sustainable movement to win health care for all: Follow-Up! Consistent communication and engagement gets the job done. 

    The training will cover effective follow up strategies for getting future attendance commitments, effective one-on-one conversations that move people to action and assigning good leadership development tasks.

    Even though we will be focusing on the context of health care, this method can be adapted to any campaign. So, if you are a part of other social justice groups, come through and take back what you learn to your other efforts!

    If you need child care, please send us a message and we will figure out making child care available.

    Please RSVP below! 

  • Friday, September 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 7 rsvps
    Metro Justice in Rochester, NY

    Introducing: Rochester for Energy Democracy

    After months of research, input from organizational allies, and deliberation among member leaders and elected leadership, we have formed a campaign for energy democracy and environmental justice to build real, community-centered solutions to the climate crisis. Join us the evening of Friday, September 20th, from 6 - 8 PM to learn about how you can create a future in which energy is 100% renewable, clean, and a public good controlled by communities. There will be a short presentation, meet and greet activities, and refreshments! Metro Justice is hosting this event as a part of our participation in the Global Climate Strike from September 20th to September 27th.

    Climate change is an existential crisis that is disrupting the environment upon which we have depended to build human civilization. These accelerating changes increasingly result in flooding, drought, extreme and unpredictable weather, sea level rise, mass extinction, and most recently, the burning of the Amazon Rainforest. Inadequate and market-based responses to the crisis will continue to ignore these communities or shift costs to them - abandoning workers in the fossil fuel industry, displacing poor communities in the aftermath of extreme weather events, instituting regressive taxation, and concentrating waste and emissions in Black and Brown neighborhoods. Responding to this crisis within the framework of democratic and just societies will require transformative changes in the way we produce and consume food and energy. These changes will affect virtually every sector of the modern economy - from agriculture to industry, from the provision of health care to the construction of living space.

    With our new campaign, we're hoping to take our first steps towards accomplishing these transformative changes. Join us to learn more and invite your friends! Please RSVP so that we can plan refreshments and space accordingly. 

  • Friday, September 27, 2019 at 03:30 PM · 3 rsvps
    Rochester City Hall in Rochester, NY

    Rochester Climate Strike 2019

    Between September 20th and 27th, millions of us across the globe will walk out of our workplaces, schools, and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels!
    Here in Rochester we will show our solidarity with the global community, as we come together to rally and march to specific local spaces to issue our local, state, and federal recommendations and demands.
    Please join us on Friday Sept. 27th at 3:30 pm as we gather in front of Rochester City Hall 30 Church St, Rochester, NY 14614.  Please bring your signs, drums, and loudest voices.
    We will be heard!  Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone!
  • Friday, December 06, 2019 at 05:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    First Unitarian Church in Rochester, NY

    Alternative Fair!


    THE FAIR IS 2 DAYS--Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am until 3:00 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 37th 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.

    Want to be a vendor? Are you part of a community organization that wants to table? Contact Andrew Thomas, Fundraising and Membership Director (andrew@metrojustice.org), for an application and information.

    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 $3 for all those over age 12, and free child care is available for children 8 and under. Bring the whole family and enjoy the festive atmosphere as you shop with a conscience. Food will be available and chances are you’ll see many friends, too!

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