History of the Suffragettes


The history of the suffragettes can often be misled or embellished as time has passed. While it is good to recognize the accomplishments and successes of our ancestors, it is always important that we recognize their controversies, the problematic pieces of how they achieved success. In recognizing the problems of our predecessors, we can work …

Co-Sponsors Tabling at Spirit of the Suffragettes


Thank you to the following organizations for their contributions, support for the festival, and efforts in our communities!

Unity House – A human service agency based in Rensselaer County that provides assistance to struggling members of the community. They aim to achieve social justice for the community and foster …

Performances in the Spirit of the Suffragettes Summer Festival


Freedom Festival &
Spirit of the Suffragettes
June 8th, 2019. 3-6PM

 

Sa-Roc 3:15-4:30PM
Sa-Roc is otherworldly-figuratively and literally. Since appearing on to the hip-hop scene in 2008, she has upended conventional narratives within the genre, her fiery lyrics peppered with themes of spiritual evolution, social injustice, and …

Picks of the week


Published 4:14 pm EDT, Wednesday, September 26, 2018

 

Jeri-yah Ford, left, and his brother Jerry Ford III, both of South Troy, crush apples in a cider press during StoryHarvest Festival on Sept. 26. The event, sponsored by the Sanctuary for Independent Media, took place at Freedom Square, at 101st Street and Fifth and Sixth avenues …

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The week ahead


posted Sep 23, 2018

The Royale opens at The Rep this week. / photo: Douglas C. Liebig

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (autumn), to hauntings, to the stage, to science, to …

A Weed Library Grows in Brooklyn


Don’t sneer at these enemy plants: Weeds may help feed, heal, and outfit us in the future.

Arvind Dilawar 09.21.18 5:18 AM ET

 

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast

 

On a humid Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn, Anne Percoco and Ellie Irons guide a tour group through plant species …

Good things to do for the week ahead


Published 10:33 am EDT, Friday, September 21, 2018 
 

 

Delgres

VISUAL ARTS

In her new exhibit, “Slow Grow,” artist Jenny Kemp employs intricate parallel lines that slowly shift in intensity and hue. Kemp strives to reveal time and illumination through her gradations, imparting feelings of life and growth to those who …

Coopted environmental justice? Activists’ roles in shaping EJ policy implementation


Environmental Sociology

ISSN: (Print) 2325-1042 (Online) Journal homepage: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rens20

Jill Lindsey Harrison
To cite this article: Jill Lindsey Harrison (2015) Coopted environmental justice? Activists’
roles in shaping EJ policy implementation, Environmental Sociology, 1:4, 241-255, DOI:
10.1080/23251042.2015.1084682

To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23251042.2015.1084682

Published online: …

Not the Next Hudson Newburgh, Catskill, and Troy, once downtrodden, are hoping recent revitalization doesn’t get out of hand.


REAL ESTATE 

Newburgh, Catskill, and Troy, once downtrodden, are hoping recent revitalization doesn’t get out of hand.

An 1880s Victorian mansion in Newburgh’s historic district.  …

Nature-Lab

Media Alliance Center in Troy receives grant funding


 

 

TROY, N.Y.— The Media Alliance Center in North Central Troy recently found out they received a $250,000 grant to create the NATURE Lab Urban Environmental Education Center.

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that Environmental Justice grants totaling $2 million …

Spotlight: Delgres at Sanctuary for Independent Media


Published 4:07 pm EDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018
 

 

Delgres

Their record label describes Delgres as “the missing link of the blues,” and an interesting link they are. The trio is fronted by singer/guitarist Pascal Danae, who before starting Delgres had already made a musical career that included working with the likes of Peter …

Sanctuary for Independent Media Announces New Concerts


September 18th, 2018, 10:00 am by Greg

Chris Pasin will celebrate the music of Ornette Coleman at the Sanctuary for Independent Media.

Photograph by Rudy Lu

The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy has announced it fall season of …

Food Cycle


Collard City Growers also manages three other previously vacant lots including Freedom Square, an …

Story Harvest


One of our key annual food justice celebrations is “StoryHarvest: …

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Carriage House


We have renovated a former carriage house on the lot, which is used as …

Thank Your for Your Support


The Sanctuary operates at the convergence of art, science, and the environment–the nexus of controversy in our hyper-politicized time. It’s vital, exciting, urgent…but not a safe position. We need your help! 

Fall 2017 Schedule


The Fall 2017 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy will kick off with a spectacular opening in October and run through December with events ranging from music to films to speakers.

The Impact of The Sanctuary


Four years ago I entered SUNY New Paltz with my major as undecided. My first year in college about every other week I “decided” on a different major. I have always been passionate about bettering underprivileged communities, having loved volunteering with kids living in inner-city Albany as I grew up. I thought what better way …

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North Troy Peoples’ History Museum


PLEASE NOTE: Call 518-272-2390 if you’d like to set …

Tattoos on the Sanctuary


The outside of the Sanctuary as many of you know has inspirational quotes on it.   Which is nice because these days we need to be reminded that not everything is horrible and that there is just as much good in this world as there is bad.  Most of these quotes are by people …

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