Through advocacy and education, Roc.SRJ strives to bridge the gap between sexual and reproductive justice resources and connect them to the people of Rochester, NY.Our Goal
Rochester’s Sexual & Reproductive Justice Task Force was established on July 16, 2016, by a group of passionate local health educators and advocates. We understood that our city was in need of amplifying the voices of those of us who have been omitted from the conversations surrounding our own bodies and rights.
Roc.SRJ believes sexual and reproductive justice exists when all people have the autonomy, resources, and rights to make decisions about their bodies, reproduction, and sexual lives, with dignity. We've evolved a lot in seven years, but our mission has remained the same: through advocacy, education, and community, we bridge the gap between SRJ resources and the people who need them in Rochester. Thank you so much for all of your support!
We are hoping to enrich the work we do and for the new year we’re seeking people who are interested in joining the collaborative community we’ve created. As you consider your New Year Resolutions, what change would you like to resolve within our community that intersect with your passion? We’d love to be the organization that you consider to do that work with!
Below, you will find some tangible and easy-to-follow information for changing the spaces we live, work, educate, and play in. Thank you for your advocacy, time, and energy in continuing this fight.
The Diversity Style Guide is a resource to help journalists and other media professionals cover a complex, multicultural world with accuracy, authority, and sensitivity.
A compilation of definitions and explanations of language and why it matters.
The National Sex Education Standards: Core Content and Skills, K–12 (Second Edition) were developed to create a national dialogue about the future of sex education and to promote the institutionalization of quality sex education in public schools.
The CDC’s collection of resources for professionals, schools, and parents for creating a better world for LGBTQ+ Youth.
The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
The Human Rights Campaign’s collection of resources for professionals, schools, and parents for creating a better world for LGBTQ+ Youth.
The Safe and Supportive Schools Project promotes safe and supportive environments to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among adolescents.
Just the Facts provides information and resources for principals, educators, and school personnel who confront sensitive issues involving gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.
For Abortion Advocacy information, please click here.
It is the hope of Roc.SRJ to help organizations, policy makers, board members, community stake holders, health care providers and those who work under those umbrellas understand that when we center Black , Brown and Indigenous people, we can resuscitate the systems and alleviate issues for everyone else.