what to expect for the 2021 conference

Resisting Gentrification: Then & Now presents a historical recap of Rochester’s movements and resistance led by BIPOC community activists around issues related to gentrification, housing injustice and environmental racism and how these movements have continued in the modern era in Rochester and beyond.
virtual keynotes

virtual keynotes

community activists will speak on housing injustice & environmental racism

virtual workshops

virtual workshops

community engaged discussions and panels on the topic of gentrification

socially-distanced outdoor events

socially-distanced outdoor events

hands-on work in Rochester neighborhoods affected by displacement

get involved

Attendees will learn about the political and economic systems that cause gentrification, and the major players within those systems that benefit from the process.

Topics will be presented by several organizations working to combat gentrification and holistically develop communities in the City of Rochester.

Have a class, workshop, or panel idea? We are always looking for proposals.

it starts with equitable collaboration

The 540WMain-City Roots Community Land Trust Gentrification Conference was founded in 2018 by Calvin Eaton, Founding Director of 540WMain & Shane Wiegand of City Roots Community Land Trust. The annual conference is designed to unpack and discuss the topic of gentrification in the City of Rochester.