Category: BLOG POST

Travel To Europe On A Budget: An Introduction | by Austin Retzlaff

Travel to Europe On A Budget: An Introduction | by Austin Retzlaff Perceived (and real) cost are among the biggest reasons people don’t travel. I’m here to tell you that affordable travel is not necessarily as hard as you might think. Sure, you may…

Announcing Plant-Based Residency at Genesee Country Village Museum

I am pleased to announce my first week long residency at Genesee Country Village Museum Summer Camp Dear Community, This week July 22- 26, 2019 is a very special week for myself and 540Summer Interns. We will spend the week in Mumford, NY participating…

The Williams Sisters and the Joy of Seeing Black Women Lift Each Other Up by Chris Thompson

The only times I cared about tennis were when I had to write an index card about Arthur Ashe for a Black history Month project and watching the Williams sisters dominate the tennis. Venus was the best in the world, and then her sister…

Happy Julyteenth by Chris Thompson

“This Fourth July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn… What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty…

Let’s Talk About 540Summer (2019)

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Hi Community, I hope you are enjoying your day off! While you think about this nation’s independence keep in mind that the United States was founded on the enslavement and marginalization of black and indigenous people. Not everyone enjoyed the same freedoms then and…