Featured Blogger Spotlight | Jake Sell Hicks

We are pleased to announce and spotlight Jake Sell Hicks as our newest Featured Blogger & Volunteer About Jake Sell Hicks Jake was born and raised in Northern New York, but has lived in Oakland, SF, Seattle, Rochester, and spent many months at a time traveling in Europe, North America, and the Islands. He’s onContinue reading “Featured Blogger Spotlight | Jake Sell Hicks”

Spring Drawing 4 Kids & Adults w/Ray Ray Mitrano | April 4

540WMain Community Learning Academy x Ray Ray Mitrano presents: Spring Drawing 4 Kids & Adults Tuesday April 4 // 2-4 PM A drawing workshop exploring various observational and experiential drawing approaches. All-ages. No prior experience needed! Free // $10 suggested donation // open to all ages 4+ RSVP required: E-mail questions to: info540westmain@gmail.com For moreContinue reading “Spring Drawing 4 Kids & Adults w/Ray Ray Mitrano | April 4”

I’m White and I Screw Up a Lot | by featured blogger Erin Egloff

Recently, in a discussion on anti-racist action, I listened to a woman share her experiences and frustrations with white people “committing” to anti-racist work and then, after a certain period, abandoning the work to shift their attentions elsewhere. She reminded our group of an essential fact: people of color don’t have the option to ignoreContinue reading “I’m White and I Screw Up a Lot | by featured blogger Erin Egloff”

**Special Announcement**What’s Going on w/ The 2018 Rochester Gluten Free Health & Wellness Expo

Dear Community, This message is long long overdue so instead of beating around the bush I’m gonna get straight to the point. I’ve made necessary decision to reimagine this year’s third annual Rochester Gluten Free Health & Wellness Expo and bring it back fresh in 2019. The Story… The last three years have been nothingContinue reading “**Special Announcement**What’s Going on w/ The 2018 Rochester Gluten Free Health & Wellness Expo”

Why Black Male Representation Matters In Education

Where are all the black male teachers? This is a question that I posed recently on my Facebook page and I was honestly looking for real answers. For as long as I’ve been an educator and especially since I’ve been a contract substitute teacher in many districts across Rochester, NY (and even during my timeContinue reading “Why Black Male Representation Matters In Education”