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”

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”

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)”