A Long Overlooked but Significant History: Meet the Panelists for “What to the Black Woman is the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment?”

As 2020 marks the Centennial Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we find ourselves asking, what does this mean for Black women and their role in women’s suffrage throughout the United States? On October 5, at 7:30pm, 540WMain along with SUNY Brockport and the Susan B. Anthony Institute at the University of Rochester will examine thisContinue reading “A Long Overlooked but Significant History: Meet the Panelists for “What to the Black Woman is the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment?””

The Value of Black Teachers by Chris Thompson

The Value of Black Teachers  I didn’t know until this year how immensely privileged I was during my high school and academic years. In grades K through 8, I was in upstate New York, first in Colonie/Albany, and then in a rural town in Fulton County, with a brief stint in Syracuse. Fulton County had/hasContinue reading “The Value of Black Teachers by Chris Thompson”

2020 Gentrification Conference rescheduled to April 9-10, 2021

Hello Friends and Supporters It’s been awhile since most of us have connected and we hope you are finding moments of joy amidst the madness of the world. We wanted to share a brief update about the 2020 Gentrification Conference conference rescheduled to next year After many months of living through COVID we were thinkingContinue reading “2020 Gentrification Conference rescheduled to April 9-10, 2021”

Pandemic Teaching At Home, Vol. I: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion | August 6

540WMain is pleased to present our first ever virtual roundtable: Pandemic Teaching At Home, Vol. I About this event The proliferation of “pandemic” pods and home teaching support groups across the country has sparked robust discussion and debate among parents, families and caretakers in the wake of school reopening amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. AmongContinue reading “Pandemic Teaching At Home, Vol. I: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion | August 6”

**Announcement** 540WMain Transitions to A Virtual Organization

540WMain is excited to announce its transition to a virtual organization effective August 1, 2020 Dear Community, After months of operating remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 540WMain, Inc. is embarking on a new era of growth and development by becoming a virtual organization. This pivot will allow the organization to grow its reach asContinue reading “**Announcement** 540WMain Transitions to A Virtual Organization”