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”

A Child Who Lived with Autism: Why Person First Language Matters

A local tragedy that resulted in the death of a 14 year old young man brought out the need for a complete overhaul of the local Rochester City School District. However, the case also highlighted  how we classify and talk about individuals living with disabilities and mental illness. The young man Trevyan Rowe lived withContinue reading “A Child Who Lived with Autism: Why Person First Language Matters”

**Special Announcement** Rochester Gentrification Conference | March 24

540WMain Community Learning Academy presents: The first annual Rochester Gentrification Conference Saturday March 24 // 10-2 PM Dear Community, We are pleased to formally announce the first annual Rochester Gentrification Conference. In collaboration with City Roots Land Trust we are hosting this half day community powered education conference on Saturday March 24, 2018 at 441 ParsellsContinue reading “**Special Announcement** Rochester Gentrification Conference | March 24”

The Garden: A Music & Poetry Showcase | March 24 & 25

540WMain Community Learning Academy presents: The Garden: A Music & Poetry Showcase Saturday March 24 // 6-8 PM & Sunday March 25 // 5-7 PM     This two night intimate concert event features Rochester’s Rebel Flower Bomb & Ariana Highsmith together as The Garden Collective where spoken word poetry and piano combine to makeContinue reading “The Garden: A Music & Poetry Showcase | March 24 & 25”

28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Jennifer Jones (22)

We are pleased to spotlight Jennifer Jones in day twenty-two of our first annual 28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History Jennifer Jones was the first African American woman to join the famous Rockettes chorus line. A native of New Jersey, Jones started dancing at 10 years old. She was unfamiliar withContinue reading “28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Jennifer Jones (22)”