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Morethanisms Extra!

Morethanisms Extra!

By Calvin Eaton
Morethanisms digs deep and unpacks social and cultural issues that impact black and non-black millennials of color. Created and hosted by Calvin Eaton, Founding Director of 540WMain, Inc.
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Black Women Roc! w/ Ngozi Udo
Black Women Roc 2020 continues with our interview featuring Ngozi Udo a Brooklyn native who moved to Rochester in 2014 and now works as a Health Educator with the Healthy Baby Network. Ngozi is dedicated to improving maternal child health outcomes by addressing inequity in the social determinants of health through education and community based participatory research. Learn more at
June 18, 2020
Black Women Roc! Dr. Celia McIntosh
This very special episode host Calvin Eaton sits downs with Dr. Celia McIntosh one of three finalists for 540WMain's annual Black Women Roc campaign. Learn more at and support our work by becoming a monthly sustaining member
June 11, 2020
Urbanism Book Picks w/ Matt Denker
This episode we discuss the top books about urbanism with Rochester area developer Matt Denker. Thank you for your support of the podcast. Consider becoming a sustaining member of 540WMain
May 21, 2020
Breaking Through Gridlock: COVID-19 Edition w/ Gabriel Grant
With rapidly changing world events it can be difficult to sift through the noise and ascertain what conversations are worth time, energy and resources and how to have them. This episode we did into strategies on how to better engage with the people we love and care about. Learn more ( and continue to support dynamic digital content from 540WMain (
April 23, 2020
Positive Vibes w/ John Martin-Cannon
Keeping positive energy during this pandemic can be hard to do. In this episode we share ways to maintain positive energy in spite of the chaos of the world. Support the work of 540WMain by becoming a monthly sustaining member //
April 16, 2020
Outside Yourself w/ Jeff Hoffman of
In this episode we explore how we can set boundaries and mindfully create a new normal during this global health crisis with Jeff Hoffman, Founder of the VisibleMan a platform promoting suicide prevention for men. Learn more at and consider becoming a 540 monthly sustaining member,
March 27, 2020
Fighting For Our Rights During COVID-19 w/ Marisa Zeppieri of
With COVID-19 forcing everyone to work from home those of us in the disability community are noticing accommodations at a scale that was never provided to those in the disability community. Marisa Zeppieri Founder of joins Calvin to unpack what this means and how employers and our culture at large can keep this same energy for all employees long after the dust of the pandemic settles. For more dynamic digital content become a 540 monthly sustaining member:
March 18, 2020
Self-care and Sanity Amidst Pandemic
How can we practice self care, sanity and grace for ourselves and others as we tackle the disruption of COID-19 pandemic? Become a 540 monthly sustaining member and help scale up our antiracism work online and in the community, // Learn moe about 540WMain at
March 13, 2020
Dear SUNY Brockport
In this episode Calvin breaks down the timeline of events that ensued after the unceremonious firing of former Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Cephus Archie and what the college needs to do to repair the harm done and hold its President Dr. Heidi Macpherson accountable for maintaining white supremacist status quo under her tenure.
February 27, 2020
Reflections on Performative Diversity
In this episode host Calvin Eaton provides insight on the challenges and internal burden and anxiety that working as a antiracism consultant sometimes elicits. Institutions that are not committed to true transformative change are doing more harm than they could ever know.
January 31, 2020
Antiracism Books You Must Read in 2020
This is the booklist for those looking to center black authors and how to be more inclusive in your every day way of being this episode is for you. Check out the article that inspired this episode by visiting and become a patron for exclusive digital content
January 15, 2020
Slow Down to Be Inclusive
In this Season II premiere, host Calvin discusses specific action you and your organization can take to be more intentional and thoughtful in bringing diverse voices to your decision making and planning tables. Learn more and support 540WMain at and become a member
January 15, 2020
Living With Fibromyalgia Without Morphine
In this episode Calvin shares his experience (and reasons for) phasing morphine and cymbalta from his management of fibromyalgia and the benefits he has experienced in the transition. To learn more about the Living with Fibromyalgia visit:
December 28, 2019
Rochester City School District Board Lays Off Teachers Days Before Christmas! Now What?
Morethanisms Extra Host Calvin Eaton sits down with Stevie Vargas Community Organizer (Citizen Action) and unpacks the systemic and institutional challenges that have plagued Rochester City School District for decades and lead the district to vote to layoff teachers in an effort to close a budget deficit of more than $30 million dollars days before Christmas Day 2020.
December 20, 2019
How Are You Supporting Local?
Did you know that 48% of every purchase at a local independent business is recirculated locally compared to 14% of purchases at chain stores? In this mini episode we talk about the importance of supporting local businesses and the interconnectedness of sustainability, justice, and shopping local. When making a new purchase always ask yourself how can I support a local business with my purchase?
December 2, 2019
Fibromyalgia & The Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)
In this episode we unpack the cultural construct of FOMO (fear of missing out) how you can be more mindful and less anxious about the inability to be everywhere and how those living with fibromyalgia and related chronic illnesses have to learn how to let go of the guilt that comes with missing out on life to manage the illness in order to embrace a new normal.
November 18, 2019
Artwashing on The Loop: A Conversation About Redlining and Gentrification w/ Ray Ray Mitrano
What is artwashing and how do corporations, developers, and city leaders work in tandem to exploit artists and art to displace, and gentrify divested neighborhoods? This episode unpacks the intersection of art, cultural erasure and gentrification with Rochester, NY art activist and organizer Ray Ray Mitrano.
November 9, 2019
Progress Shines Through The Cracks w/Laura Andino
In this episode Calvin sits down with cohost Laura Andino for the first time and they dish on the challenges faced by the latinx community and how we are all connected in this life of change.
August 24, 2019
Hot Racist Summer w/Chris Thomson
Chris Thompson joins Calvin for a real recap and reading of this summer’s most racist and cringeworthy moments. Follow Chris on 540Blog as well as twitter and Instagram at chronsofnon
July 22, 2019
Not Our Fourth of July
In this episode Calvin is joined by cohosts Jessika Whitehiuse and Chris Thompson and together they drag yt supremacy culture, national and local hot topics, the Fourth of July, and unpack the trash #notourariel movement after Disney hires Hallie Bailey to play Ariel in the live action remake of The Little Mermaid.
July 5, 2019
Defacto Segregation
Why are our schools more segregated now than they were in the 1950s? Calvin dissects and calls out the obvious elephant in the room that white people rarely want to call out head on.
July 3, 2019
Black and Brown
In this episode Calvin is joined by Twittervist and writer Chris Thompson to discuss the most black and brown topics of the final week of June 2019. So black so brown.
June 27, 2019
Welcome to Morethanisms Extra!
The debut episode of Morethanisms Extra!
June 24, 2019