Existing While Black at The University of Rochester by Calvin Eaton

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 ofContinue reading “Existing While Black at The University of Rochester by Calvin Eaton”

A Wednesday Word from The Director | Be Kind to Yourself

During these uncertain times a 540Monthly Membership ensures that 540WMain is able to create multi-media content, virtual classes, and educational programming rooted in and taught from a social justice and anti-racism perspective. If you love 540WMain consider becoming a 540Monthly member for a little as $3/month.  Dear Community, It’s been awhile since I’ve written aContinue reading “A Wednesday Word from The Director | Be Kind to Yourself”

All About Melanin by Calvin Eaton | 29 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History (VI)

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 All About Melanin Fast Facts Eumelanin isContinue reading “All About Melanin by Calvin Eaton | 29 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History (VI)”

Special Announcement**Introducing Community Organizer Jake Sell Hicks

Dear Community, Join me in welcoming Jake Sell Hicks as 540WMain Community Learning Academy‘s inaugural Community Organizer. Jake recently joined 540WMain as a featured blogger and in a very short time we both agreed that his level of expertise and education made him the perfect candidate for an expanded role with the organization. In thisContinue reading “Special Announcement**Introducing Community Organizer Jake Sell Hicks”

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”