Monroe Community College’s downtown campus hosted the Spring 2019 540WMain Gentrification Conference on Saturday. The Spring 2019 conference continued the discussion around the history of gentrification in Rochester neighborhoods.

The conference is a community-led conference that aims to facilitate positive conversation and action around making Rochester accessible to all.

The conference cost $10 per person but no one was turned away for lack of funds.

P.E. Moskowitz, author of the acclaimed 2017 book “How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality and the Fight for the Neighborhood” spoke in the beginning of the conference. 

Proceeds raised were donated to support the respective missions and work of 540WMain Communiversity & City Roots Community Land Trust Development Without Displacement: Activism & Action.  

The conference brought together leaders, developers, and residents of our community to learn about what is currently being done to counter displacement, find better solutions, and determine a collective path forward.