About Us

Welcome to SURJ ROC


A world where the diversity of humanity is fully recognized and celebrated; and where justice is available for all.


As a chapter of the national SURJ organization, SURJ ROC's purpose is to support the missions of People of Color-led racial justice groups in the Rochester area in their fight against oppression and inequality. We educate white people about privilege and white supremacy and organize white people to act for racial justice with passion and accountability.


  • Calling people in, not calling people out
  • Take risks, make mistakes, learn, and keep going
  • Tap into mutual interest
  • Accountability through collective action
  • Enough for everyone
  • Growing is good

For more information, check out the SURJ National website!