Pursuing Justice

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.

~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The pursuit of justice is the intersection of GBM’s work to serve people and build community. It is a process through which unjust systems – the arrangements of power by which we relate to each other as human beings in our daily public lives – are named and confronted to ensure equality and justice are available for all.

GBM seeks to address issues within systems, such as, governance, public transit, electoral, employment, healthcareimmigration, and utilities to ensure these systems are just and do no harm. When these systems include and support people, they bring life. When they exclude participation of groups or individuals, or when these systems exploit people, then these systems have become unjust and must be changed.

We choose to stand alongside those who lack power and influence and find ways to bring about fairness and understanding. This work is often slow and extremely difficult, but is the basis of GBM’s over 40-year history of community organizing, being faithful in the work for justice for all people, especially those most susceptible to exploitation.