My 2019 Year In Review by Calvin Eaton

2019 spelled out in fireworks

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My 2019 Year In Review by Calvin Eaton

In August 2018 I took the scary leap of faith into the role of a antiracism diversity, and inclusion educator. Up until then I was full-time growing 540WMain (on no salary) and failing at making substitute teaching fit in just enough to pay the bills. I knew trying to fit both into my life was an exercise in futility and both endeavors would suffer irreparably at the attempt. I knew that I needed to lean fully into my journey as a non-profit leader while at the same time developing a consultant career that would be conducive to both paying the bills, making me fulfilled, and building a non-profit from the ground up.

The day I decided to move myself in the direction my mind and heart was guiding me still very clear. I remember it as a sunny warm day walking home from Ugly Duck Coffee. I had no idea how I would build my client list, what I would charge or how I would overcome the stifling pangs of imposter syndrome that swirled in my mind telling me I wasn’t experienced enough, good enough or smart enough to engage in such important and historical work. On that short walk home, I decided I wouldn’t let my inner self critic get the best of me and I told myself very firmly to consider what I had accomplished thus far and that I absolutely was worthy, able, and qualified to do this work. Fast forward to today and I can hardly believe all that I have accomplished not only with 540WMain but in my work as an antiracsim educator. Dozens of workshops, hours of reading, hundreds of conversations and connections and all that self-doubt seems so silly now.

“All that self-doubt seems so silly now”

What I Accomplished in 2019 by the Numbers

Blog posts written/published :

  • 25+

antiracism books read

  • 6
Community involvement

# of boards I serve on

  • 3
Social Media

Instagram accounts managed

  • 2

facebook pages managed

  • 13

twitter accounts managed

  • 3

LinkedIn pages managed

  • 1
Public Speaking

# of organization clients

  • 30+

classes/workshops taught in the community 

  • 40+

panels spoken on:

  • 3

podcasts I produced: 

  • 14

radio shows I produced (morethanisms radio): 

  • 25

radio shows featured on:

  • 10

college classes spoken in:

  • 10
health & wellness

Yoga classes:

  • 5
What I’ve learned

I am ever grateful to have the privilege and ability to make a living doing work that is not only important but very dear to my heart. Work that envelopes me so completely that most days it hardly feels like work. I am ever happy to share the highlights of my accomplishments and very soon be able to share even more in a book that delves much deeper.

About Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton is a community educator, digital content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, inclusion, equity, curriculum writing, and higher education.

Scale Up 2020 Campaign

540WMain will celebrate its 4 year anniversary with a party and extravaganza on Saturday June 18, 2020. In just four years the organization has become a pillar in the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood and a convener and curator of important and vital community conversations, classes, and programs. Your financial support helps us scale up this work in 2020 and beyond with a year long fundraising goal of $40,000

Published by Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton is a disabled community educator, content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, equity, justice, instructional design, and program development. In 2016 Mr. Eaton founded 540WMain, Inc. a non-profit online and community-based organization for accessible education and events that promote justice for all.

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