Welcome to 540WMain, Inc.
540WMain, Inc is a 501(c)(3) virtual non-profit organization and antiracist education brand that promotes justice for all. We encourage individuals to broaden their horizons and learn more about multidisciplinary issues and topics that impact the world
540WMain is an online hub for accessible education and events that promote justice for all. We aim to create a cultural shift in perspectives and practice by connecting members to lifestyle programming informed by social justice and anti-racism strategies.
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I’m proud to be a member of an organization that educates the community about racism, poverty and so many other issues.Rae Barnhart
I appreciate the breadth of class topics, and I am particularly grateful for the classes focused on anti-racism and social justice.Michelle Burack
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- Black vs. POC: A New But Outdated TermBlack vs. POC: A New But Outdated Term I am not a person of color. I am Black. This is a sentence that I have said to countless people– each time with more conviction. When hearing it, I feel as if my blackness is being lumped into a group without notice. It feels like aContinue reading “Black vs. POC: A New But Outdated Term”
- Time to Come TogetherTime to Come Together By the time you read this, January 20th, 2021 will have passed, and barring another attempted mass insurrection, we will have a new President of the United States of America. I never held my tongue about how dark a chapter was written over the last four years, and I am gladContinue reading “Time to Come Together”