Past Events

ROCDSA General Meeting – Monday, April 10th

5:30pm to 7:30pm
@ MetroJustice Offices
Hungerford Building
1115 East Main Street
Door #7, Suite 207A

We’ll start signing the Bylaws, in our quest to become a full chapter of DSA.
It’s also another opportunity to sign up for work groups.

March for Racial and Economic Justice MLK National Day of Action – Tuesday, April 4th

Tuesday, April 4th @ 4:30 – 6
Joseph C. Wilson Foundation Academy
200 Genesee St, 14611 Rochester, NY 

In the spirit of Dr. King’s Legacy, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and Metro Justice present: A Day of Action in Rochester for Economic and Racial Justice!
ROCDSA is an endorsing organization; our members will be meeting under the red flag.

The struggles for economic and racial justice have common cause in fighting the disastrous toll that 400 years of slavery and segregation, combined with 40 years of anti-union policies, has had on black and brown people in this country.

We ask the Rochester community and other allies to stand up together and fight back against racism and demand an end to poverty wages.

*Emergency Mobilization For Jose Coyote*

FREE Jose Coyote and End Trump’s Raids

Metro Justice has put out an urgent call and ROCDSA will answer it.


The Emergency Rally to Free Jose Coyote and End Trump’s Raids
THURSDAY, March 9th
5:30pm to 7pm
Summerville Presbyterian Church
4845 St. Paul Blvd
Rochester NY

RSVP to We’re mobilizing quick and big and the organizers need to estimate the numbers.

RocDSA General Meeting March 16th


Thursday, March 16th

5:00pm to 7:00pm 

Flying Squirrel Community Space

285 Clarissa St

Rochester, NY 14608

March 5th 1pm Sunday Socialism

Sunday, March 5th

1pm to 2:30pm

@ The Greenhouse Cafe

2271 East Main St, Rochester

The 1st Sunday of every month we have a casual gathering of democratic socialists and the curious. Stop in anytime!

Monday, February 13th 5:30pm RADS General Meeting

Monday, February 13th


5:30pm to 7:30pm

Community Room
Winton Branch Library
611 Winton Rd N, Rochester, NY 14609

1. Chapter Business and Updates

  1. We’ll be passing the hat to raise $ for a RADS banner and outreach materials
  2. Updates on the Platform for a Progressive Movement
  3. Rapid Response Plan for urgent mobilizations

2. Presentation: Why We Need Single-Payer (Medicare-for-All) Now

Finger Lakes Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program

Sue Ladwig is a long-time staff member at URMC, currently working as the research and quality improvement coordinator for palliative care, and is active in single-payer advocacy groups.

DSA’s own Ted Brown is a UR faculty member who teaches and publishes on the history and current challenges of medicine, public health, and health policy and who is an active member of several single- payer advocacy groups.

Feb 11th 8AM Planned Parenthood Rally

Saturday, February 11th

8:00am to 10:30am

2824 W. Ridge Rd, Rochester
On Feb 11th anti-choice groups across the country plan to rally outside Planned Parenthood clinics.

They aim to intimidate patients seeking basic health care and encourage the Trump administration to defund Planned Parenthood’s services. Come out to stand up against them and to protect reproductive rights. Come out to defend bodily autonomy. Come out to keep uninvited rosaries off our ovaries!

RADS will join Black Rose/Rosa Negra and other community partners as we display our strength, unity, and collective will to rally against the reactionary forces at work here in Rochester.