2020 Gentrification Conference Postponed Until September 19, 2020

540WMain and City Roots Community Land Trust present’s

2020 Gentrification Conference 

Resisting Gentrification: Then and Now”

2020 Conference postponed until Saturday September 19, 2020

Due to a recent update in University of Rochester policy that limits on campus events to no more than 25 people, the 2020 Gentrification Conference presented by 540WMain and City Roots Community Land Trust has been postponed from April 4, 2020 to Saturday September 19, 2020 at Barber J. Burger iZone at University of Rochester Libraries.  The conference steering committee has made this decision in order to make the conference impactful and safe for all involved while also taking in to account logistical requirements. Community members who have purchased tickets will see their ticket transferred to the new date.

Anyone needing a refund can request their refund by emailing info540westmain@gmail.com

One more thing:

It is important to remember that COVID-19 is not connected to race, ethnicity, or nationality. Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to combat misinformation. Find reliable and up-to-date information about the outbreak from the following vetted sources:

Monroe County Department of Public Health
Center for Disease Control
World Heath Organization

Follow best practices as you hold space for yourself and others in the community: 

  • Regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover any cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Maintain a vicinity of personal space, avoiding unnecessary physical contact with others
  • Remain home if you are sick or have had recent contact with those who show symptoms of illness

2020 Theme

Themed “‘Resisting Gentrification: Then and Now’. Our 4th annual conference will bring together housing activists from past and present to educate, energize, and mobilize the housing justice movement in Rochester. The morning will include a plenary panel and the afternoon will feature a number of breakout sessions led by local organizers, activists and educators.

Submit a proposal to facilitate an afternoon breakout session:
Interested in volunteering for all or part of the conference
  • Parking in free in Library Lot
    The Barbara J. Burger Izone in located in Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester’s River Campus. This space is ADA accessible and ASL interpreting will be provided.
  • more details to come
  • Tickets can be purchased online ($10)
  • Open to all // no one turned away for lack of funds
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