Communities Transforming Society
Vision: An empowered and engaged community, grounded in shared values, working to build and sustain an equitable, just, and moral society.
Mission: Transforming our community together toward equity and justice through community organizing.
Climate justice means finding solutions to the climate crisis that not only reduce emissions or protect the natural world, but that do so in a way which creates a fairer, more just and more equal world in the process. As injustice is a root cause of the climate crisis, so fighting for justice must be at the heart of the solutions.
Advocating for children and enabling a well-rounded, anti-racist education by working directly with the school systems. We commit to building strong relationships with school districts in Monroe County, educators, parents, and others who impact the learning of our children.
Focusing on justice rather than criminal issues the task force advocates for justice systems that are fair, humane, age-appropriate, free of bias and economically accessible in solidarity with other advocacy groups and engaging in training for our own membership.
Poverty, housing and jobs
Engaging with other justice fighters to identify policies that perpetuate spiraling homelessness, mass evictions, poor living conditions, decreasing affordable housing, and poverty wages to break the cycle of concentrated poverty in black and brown communities while collaborating with like-minded advocacy groups to connect young adults with resources that provide training in employable skills with a goal to disrupt the cycle of poverty, housing instability, poor education,
In February of 2022 a partnership was formed with the League of Women Voters Rochester Metro Area (LWV Voting Rights and Get Out the Vote GOTV) leaders. This collaboration focuses on drives and defines activities to support voting rights in the city of Rochester along with recruitment of volunteers to support voting rights activities such as being a part of a distribution list used to solicit volunteers to work at various voting rights events, voter registration drives, helping to host speaking engagements, attend post-card writing campaigns, or assist with other events aimed at increasing voter turnout.
“The first step in addressing racism in society and in the church is to acknowledge its persistence in ourselves and our institutions and in cultural attitudes.”
Marvin L. Krier Mich, Founding Member of RocACTS
Religious Leaders Caucus
Theology of Resistance
Demonstrate power and demand public accountability
Build teams, develop public relations, analyze and decide how to act on issues
1:1s in which we listen and hear
the pain of our people
Identify the systemic ways (such as race) which fracture and isolate us from each other
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