Category: BLOG POST

Who Are My Neighorbors Living Downtown? | Guest Blog by Michael Corey

Each week on Tuesday and Thursday through October 20th 540Blog will feature guest blog’s from city residents themed around gentrification. Today’s blog comes courtesy of Michael Corey; a downtown resident. Check out Michael’s blog below and be sure to register to attend 540WMain’s  ‘Fall…

**Special Announcement** 540WMain Founder Joins RocCity Coalition Advisory Committee

Dear Community, I am excited to announce that I have joined RocCity Coaliation’s Advisory Committee as an At-Large-Member.  The vision is to inspire and support an inclusive, thriving community with diverse young Rochesterians in positions of leadership. I am so grateful for the honor of…

540WMain Adds New Staff to Growing “Communiversity”

Dear Community, Running a grassroots “communiversity” is hard work! Developing, curating, and (yes) cancelling courses based on the needs and wants of the community at any given time makes my work as Executive Director super challenging but I couldn’t see myself doing anything else….

**Special Announcement** 540WMain Founder Accepted into Leadership Rochester Program

Dear Community, I am excited to announce that I have been accepted into the 2018-2019 cohort of Leadership Rochester. Leadership Rochester’s mission is to develop and advance leaders through participation in personal, professional, and community activities designed to encourage individual responsibility for taking an active…

Whitewashed: the Rosewood Massacre | by Erin Egloff

When an individual, group, or institution whitewashes something, they intentionally conceal information that they deem unworthy, unimportant, or unpleasant. Whitewashing occurs within families, communities, systems, art, and, most commonly, historical record. Like the vast majority of K-12 students in America, my education (Catholic school…