Welcome to 540WMain
540WMain, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community based organization located at in the historic Susan B. Anthony Preservation District of Rochester, NY. Based on the ongoing national situation around COVID-19 community classes at 540WMain will shift to virtual formats until further notice. Register for classes via Eventbrite.
540WMain is an online and community-based hub for accessible education and events that promote justice for all. We aim to create a cultural shift in perspectives and practice by connecting members to lifestyle programming informed by social justice and anti-racism strategies.
Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free via Rally.org. Your donation helps us scale up in 2020 and beyond.
Any amount, from as many folks as possible, will make our non-profit work all the more stable, informed, and flexible to meet the needs of our community. Your monthly support helps sustain 540WMain’s work and scale up the reach.
Community volunteers help us fulfill our mission. You can make a difference today by signing up to volunteer with 540WMain.
I’m proud to be a member of an organization that educates the community about racism, poverty and so many other issues.Rae Barnhart
I appreciate the breadth of class topics, and I am particularly grateful for the classes focused on anti-racism and social justice.Michelle Burack
- Summer Intern Spotlight | Haylee HornWe are pleased to spotlight Haylee Horn who joins the 540Team as our Grants Research Intern for Summer 2020 About Haylee Haylee Horn is a rising senior at the University of Rochester majoring in linguistics and minoring in psychology and Russian. She spends a lot of her free time involved with community service organizations, servingContinue reading “Summer Intern Spotlight | Haylee Horn”
- White People, What Are You Doing To End Racism by Calvin EatonWhite People, What Are You Doing to End Racism Honestly what are you doing? . . because we are tired… . . . Black people are tired… . . . Indigenous people are tired… . . Mexican people are tired… . . Chinese people are tired… Japanese people, Iranian people, Indian people, Taiwanese people, SouthContinue reading “White People, What Are You Doing To End Racism by Calvin Eaton”
- Coronaviruses Can’t Kill Casual Racism by Chris ThompsonCoronaviruses Can’t Kill Casual Racism A few years ago, it was my turn to get my department’s Friday bagels. I parked next to a pickup truck that was well over the line. I could still get in and out of my car, so I didn’t really care. As I went to enter the bagel shop,Continue reading “Coronaviruses Can’t Kill Casual Racism by Chris Thompson”