Existing While Black at The University of Rochester by Calvin Eaton

Existing 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 Hopson

We 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 Faculty

We 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”

A Wednesday Word From The Director | Cherish The Present Day

Dear Community, Last week I promised a deep introspective post and now (today) I am just not feeling like writing a lengthy post. So often we hold ourselves to incredibly high standards, set these lofty expectations and then stress out when our reality doesn’t match the thing we envisioned. I have been learning and practicingContinue reading “A Wednesday Word From The Director | Cherish The Present Day”

A (Thursday) Word From the Director | Nothing Stays The Same

Dear Community, The month of June hit us all like a wrecking ball and I am still trying to process everything that happened. It feels as if a years worth of life was packed into one month and adding all that to the “brave new world” of COVID-19 pandemic has me reeling. Thankfully, I amContinue reading “A (Thursday) Word From the Director | Nothing Stays The Same”