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
- Existing While Black at The University of Rochester by Calvin EatonExisting While Black at The University of Rochester The University was my first “career” job out of college (PWI; RIT) way back in 2006 and like so many other BIPOC ( Black , Indegenous, People of Color) people. I have stories of overt racism and covert microagressions during my tenure as a staff member ofContinue reading “Existing While Black at The University of Rochester by Calvin Eaton”
- Summer Intern Spotlight | Adam HopsonWe are pleased to spotlight Adam Hopson who has joined the 540Team a few weeks ago as our EJ Research Intern for Summer 2020 About Adam Adam is a rising Junior at the University of Rochester, studying Biochemistry and Environmental Studies. He is serving as an Urban Fellow through the University of Rochester Urban FellowsContinue reading “Summer Intern Spotlight | Adam Hopson”
- 540WMain Director and Founder Joins Honors Program at St. John Fisher College as Adjunct FacultyWe are pleased to share the positive news that 540WMain Director and Founder, Calvin Eaton has joined the ranks of adjunct faculty at St. John Fisher College. Mr. Eaton will be teaching the newly designed course: Exploring African American Culture Through Food: 1619 to Present through the colleges Honors program in the fall semester 2020. Continue reading “540WMain Director and Founder Joins Honors Program at St. John Fisher College as Adjunct Faculty”