Announcing the 2020 Gentrification Conference | April 4, 2020

540WMain and City Roots Community Land Trust present’s

2020 Gentrification Conference 

Resisting Gentrification: Then and Now”

When: Saturday April 4, 2020

Where: Barabara J. Burger Izone, Rush Rhees Library at University of Rochester

Dear Community,

We are pleased to formally announce the 2020 Gentrification Conference presented by 540WMain and City Roots Community Land Trust.

Spring 2020 Theme

Themed “‘Resisting Gentrification: Then and Now’. Our 4th annual conference will bring together housing activists from past and present to educate, energize, and mobilize the housing justice movement in Rochester. The morning will include a plenary panel and the afternoon will feature a number of breakout sessions led by local organizers, activists and educators.

Submit a proposal to facilitate an afternoon breakout session:
Interested in volunteering for all or part of the conference
  • Parking in free in Library Lot
    The Barbara J. Burger Izone in located in Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester’s River Campus. This space is ADA accessible and ASL interpreting will be provided.
  • more details to come
  • Tickets can be purchased online ($10)
  • Open to all // no one turned away for lack of funds
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Published by Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton aka theglutenfreechef ( Calvin Eaton is a community educator, digital content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, inclusion, equity, curriculum writing, and higher education. In 2016 Mr. Eaton founded 540WMain Communiversity a grassroots non-profit community education and event space ( with a commitment to enrich the Susan B. Anthony Preservation district as well as connect greater Rochester to the neighborhood through antiracism, arts & culture, and wellness education.

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