540WMain Launches Membership Program for Antiracism Education in Team Environments

540WMain is pleased to announce the launch of an organizational membership program, providing essential social and racial justice training for team environments. This membership is open to organizations of any size and scope and provides virtual learning to the entire team enrolled, whether it be staff, board, student body, or members.  This education includes access […]

Existing While Black at The University of Rochester

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 of […]

Dear White Led Organizations

In the wake of recent #BlackLivesMatter civil unrest, protests, and uprisings 540WMain (like so many other Black led organizations) received a deluge of training, workshop, and consultation requests. The following letter is an edited version of a correspondence I recently shared with one of the white led organizations that reached out to 540WMain. As an […]

White People, What Are You Doing To End Racism

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White People, What Are You Doing to End Racism Honestly what are you doing? . . because we are tired… . . . Black people are tired… . . . Indigenous people are tired… . . Mexican people are tired… . . Chinese people are tired… Japanese people, Iranian people, Indian people, Taiwanese people, South […]

In The U.S. Reform After Prison Is Rarely Afforded to Black Americans

A 540Monthly Membership ensures that 540WMain is able to create and curate low cost/high impact educational content and programming rooted in antiracism, arts/culture & humanities, and wellness.  If you love 540WMain consider becoming a 540Monthly Member today. Help 540WMain reach its goal of 100 monthly members. Click here In the U.S. Reform After Prison Is […]

My 2019 Year In Review

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A 540Monthly Membership ensures that 540WMain is able to create and curate low cost/high impact educational content and programming rooted in antiracism, arts/culture & humanities, and wellness.  If you love 540WMain consider becoming a 540Monthly Member today. Help 540WMain reach its goal of 100 monthly members. Click here to become a member My 2019 Year […]

540WMain Launches First Annual Summer Reading List

We are pleased to launch 540WMain’s First Annual Summer Reading List Dear Community Everyone who’s anyone knows that we here at 540WMain love to read! Reading is power. And it should come as no surprise that we are launching for the first time ever an official summer reading list. The books listed are what light […]