Speakers


Upcoming Speakers

11/10/2017 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join Chris Hedges for a dinner prepared by visiting gourmet chef Intaba Liff-Anderson and Jonathon Segol, the head of KitchenSanctuary. Enjoy an evening of fresh cuisine for a cause, as we [...]
11/10/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and New York Times Best Selling author Chris Hedges is returning to the Sanctuary to speak about corporatism, government, and fascism in the age of Trump.   With [...]
11/18/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Come watch an excerpt of "A Sinner in Mecca" with filmmaker and writer Parvez Sharma. Sharma's documentaries and written works dissect the complicated intersection of faith and sexuality. Through his work [...]
12/01/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Azmat Khan is an award-winning investigative reporter. Her work on the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East has brought her to Afghanistan, Pakistan and other conflict zones.  She's also received [...]
12/09/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  Documentary filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski presents his first feature-length film: Quest.  The documentary is a moving portrait of a North Philadelphia working class family over the span of 10 years. [...]

Past Speakers

04/29/2017 - 04/30/2017 - 11:00 pm - 1:30 am
We just learned that Richard Wolff is suffering from a severe flu; his doctor advises him not to travel or expose others to his illness. We wish him a speedy [...]
11/20/2016 - 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Medea Benjamin on Creative Resistance and her latest book sponsored by Women Against War 5:30-6:30 Community potluck before presentation Join us in the Sanctuary's 10th Year Celebration, as we honor [...]
05/21/2016 - 05/22/2016 - 10:30 pm - 1:19 am
Join Amy Goodman at The Sanctuary for Independent Media! She'll be the guest of honor from 6:30-7:30 PM at an intimate dinner made from local, farm-fresh and wild ingredients. The [...]
11/13/2015 - 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Troy author and activist Amy Halloran will speak about her new book "The New Bread Basket: How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local [...]
05/04/2015 - 11:00 pm
Co-sposored by iEAR Presents! and Vasudha Learning Living Community at Rensselaer. In 1998, pirate radio enthusiast “Petri Dish” was one of the founders of Prometheus, emerging from the clandestine studios [...]
11/12/2014 - 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Join Dear Climate artists Marina Zurkow and Oliver Kellhammer in conversation about climate change. Learn strategies to "Befriend Climate Change," from international environmental crises to hyper-local challenges such as brownfields, decaying urban [...]
03/21/2014 - 03/22/2014 - 11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Former Black Panther, Mama Charlotte Hill O'Neal is an accomplished poet, musician and visual artist, and Founding Director of Tanzania's United African Alliance Community Center (UAACC), a community-based organization which [...]
03/19/2014 - 03/20/2014 - 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Join us for a presentation by artist Oron Catts, who will speak about "Growing Neolifism," his work with Tissue Culture and Art. *Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents!. Funded by NEA and NYSCA. Oron [...]
10/21/2013 - 10/22/2013 - 11:00 pm - 2:00 am
 "The Body in a Criminal Age" Remember the OJ Simpson case? This talk is designed to creatively counter mass-media dramatizations thattypically misinform the public, and provide audiences with the conceptual [...]
09/29/2013 - 09/30/2013 - 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
The two award-winning authors discuss their new book, "Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America" (Nation Books, 2013).  Blending vivid reporting from the 2012 campaign trail [...]
03/22/2013 - 03/23/2013 - 11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Exodus! Russell Maroon Shoatz and breaking out of the prison industrial complex: a book launch event featuring Colia Clark, Theresa Shoatz, and Milk Not Jails, plus welcome to the Sanctuary [...]
04/20/2012 - 04/21/2012 - 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Two-time Polk Award-winning New York Daily News columnist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez has emerged as one of the country’s best-known and most-respected Latino journalists during a turbulent career [...]
03/04/2012 - All Day
5 PM  "Facing Change" art opening and potluck  Join visiting photojournalists for a walk-through of the "Facing Change: Documenting America" exhibition now featured in our Underground Gallery, followed by a community potluck. [...]
10/13/2011 - 10/14/2011 - 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
October 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the Patriot Act. In the days following 9/11, fear and shock dominated the public and domestic security issues rose to the top of [...]
05/13/2011 - 05/14/2011 - 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Scrappin' Upstate Artist Reception, with Brenda Ann Kenneally and Upstate Girls, 6:00 p.m.Presentation by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, 7:00 p.m. Narrative journalist  Adrian Nicole LeBlanc will explore the issues addressed in [...]
11/14/2010 - 1:00 am
Author and activist Dr. Helen Caldicott will appear at 8 PM on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media to talk about the past, present and future [...]
11/07/2010 - 12:00 am - 2:00 am
CHECK OUT THIS REVIEW! Best Practices in Banana Time, Review: The Beginning of a New Age,   The Free George The Free George is the premiere online magazine of Upstate NY, [...]
11/05/2010 - 11/06/2010 - 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
INTRODUCTION BY: David Kaczynski  David is the Executive Director of New Yorkers For Alternatives to the Death Penalty,  and the brother of the "Unabomber" Theordore Kaczynski.   CO-SPONSORS: Amnesty International [...]
10/15/2010 - 10/16/2010 - 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Christopher Hedges, whose forthcoming book is "Death of the Liberal Class" (Perseus), is also the best-selling author of "War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning" (2003), which was a [...]
06/30/2010 - 07/01/2010 - 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Just added! Activists from the radical environmental group Earth First! will speak at The Sanctuary For Independent Media (3361 Sixth Avenue in North Troy) at 7 PM on Wednesday, June [...]
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