Category: BLOG POST

A Wednesday Word from the Director | Change Begins With A Conversation

Conversations with self Conversations with a loved one Difficult conversation A Community Conversation: Hate Crime & Frederick Douglass “The most powerful conversation I’ve witness at 540 this year” Is how I described last night’s standing room only discussion at 540WMain Communiversity An outpouring of over 50…

Introducing Austin Retzlaff | Volunteer Spotlight

We are pleased to spotlight Austin Retlaff our newest 540Volunteer About Austin (he/his/him) In addition to volunteering with 540WMain; Austin Retlaff is a graphic designer, writer, video editor and multi-disciplinary artist living and working in upstate New York. Throughout his art practice he explores…

An Open Letter to St. John Fisher President Gerard J. Rooney

An Open Letter, Dear President Rooney, My name is Calvin Eaton and I am an antiracism educator, activist and founder of 540WMain Communiveristy (www.540westmain.org). I can say that like many in the Rochester community; I am appalled and angry at the public vandalism and…

**Announcement 540WMain Welcomes Three New Community Volunteers

We are excited to announce the addition of three new 540Volunteers to our team Darian Ward Austin Retzlaff Annie Kwon Have joined the 540Volunteer Team for the winter semester which runs through February 28, 2019. We are excited to have their diverse talents, support,…

Spotting Our Own White Privilege | Guest Blog by Erin Egloff

White privilege. It’s a loaded phrase for most white people, particularly if they have a limited understanding of history. If a person in the United States is white, they were born with and benefit from white privilege. The phrase itself makes many white people…