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Azura Keahi of Collard City Growers on harvesting Troy’s fruit


Publication: The Alt

Published: 06/27/2018

By: Luke Stoddard Nathan

Azura Keahi is currently involved with two unrelated projects in Troy: Collard City Growers, a volunteer-powered initiative of the nonprofit Sanctuary for Independent Media that maintains gardens at five formerly vacant lots in the North Central neighborhood, and …

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Published: 5/30/2018

Publication: Times Union
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It’s all about food, fun, and music at the Sanctuary for Independent Media’s Freedom Festival. Held in Troy’s Freedom Square, the sixth annual outdoor fest includes arts and crafts, a bike giveaway and local eats from Collard City Growers’ garden, Denison Farms, …

Freedom Festival at Freedom Square, June 2 in Troy


Publication: Troy Record

Published: 5/25/2018

Troy, N.Y. >> The sixth annual “Freedom Festival” on the community art stage at Freedom Square will be a spectacular outdoor celebration featuring food, music, activities and more, from 3 to 6 p.m. on June 2 at Freedom Square — 101st Street where 5th and 6th …

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“North Troy venue announces upcoming spring season”


 

Published: 04/11/18

Publication: The Saratogian

 

“Oyster,” a modern multimedia opera about iconic folklorist Alan Lomax, will be at The Sanctuary for Independent Media as part of its spring event season. Photo provided

TROY, N.Y. >> North Troy venue …

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Ruderal Ecologies Symposium Kicks Off Spring 2018 Season!


Start off Earth Week right, with the opening of The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s Spring 2018 season! The season begins on April 14 and runs through June 2, with the overarching theme of Ruderal Ecologies & Sustainable Growth.

SANCTUARY SPRING 2018 EVENT SCHEDULE:

RUDERAL ECOLOGIES: GROUNDS FOR CHANGE A weekend symposium …

Ruderal Ecologies Symposium: Presenter Bios


Ruderal Ecologies Symposium Presenters:

Julia Cavicchi, Anne Pfeifenberger & Olivia Golden Environmental Studies, Skidmore College ’18

Julia, Olivia, and Anne are Environmental Studies seniors at Skidmore College who have been delving into the capital region’s sewer systems for their capstone research on Combined Sewer …

Traevon Vautrin: The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s prodigy


Published: 02/07/2018

Publication: The Alt

Eleven-year-old Traevon “Trae” Vautrin is a very busy intern. In the downstairs studio of The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, he darts from the printer to the couch to the computer. He’s meant to be on the …

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NATURE Lab Open Hours


4-6 pm every Tuesday, October 24 – June 5
NATURE Lab Gallery, 3334 6th Ave.

This fall, stop by the NATURE (North Troy Art, Technology and Urban Research in Ecology) Lab Gallery on Tuesday afternoons for art viewing, conversation, and an assortment of science, art and urban ecology activities. Whether you just want to …

Protesters in Troy push for changes in wake of AG’s report on fatal shooting


Published: 1/19/2018

Publication: The Saratogian 

TROY, N.Y. >> More than a dozen concerned citizens gathered on a stage at The Sanctuary for Independent Media on Thursday night, only a couple of days after the state Attorney General’s Office issued a report ripping the conduct of the Troy …

Chris Hedges on the American Empire’s Descent Into Dystopia


In a powerful speech delivered at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, N.Y., Chris Hedges analyzes fascism and empire in the Trump age. The Truthdig columnist begins by enumerating…

Land bank builds toward better Troy


Fighting blight is an unheralded struggle for the Troy Community Land Bank, a constant effort to keep buildings from deteriorating, knocking down structures when they can’t be salvaged and enticing investors into North Central, the city’s poorest neighborhood.

In its third year of existence, the land bank is developing a system geared toward improving the entire neighborhood rather than just individual properties.

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Investigative reporter Azmat Khan visited the sites of nearly 150 U.S.-led airstrikes in northern Iraq and interviewed hundreds of survivors, their family members, local officials and others about the damage caused by the bombings.

Low-power FM station with progressive message coming to Albany


A new low-power radio station run by advocates for environmental and progressive causes will be taking to the airwaves in Albany in January.

The broadcast tower for WOOA-FM went up last week atop the roof of the Social Justice Center on Central Avenue in Albany, said Mark Dunlea, chairman of the not-for-profit Green Education and Legal Fund, which holds the station’s federal broadcast license.

Azmat Khan at Sanctuary for Independent Media


Published: 11/27/17
Publication: All Over Albany

Award-winning journalist Azmat Khan will be at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy this Friday, December 1 for a talk.

Khan has reported for a bunch of different outlines, including Frontline, and she’s Future of …

The Thirteenth Assembly


Free Jazz from the Sanctuary is a 13-part series of jazz performance videos featuring …

Uptown Summer ’14 Nature Lab Art Tables


 

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Renee K. Panetta (Recycling and Conservation Coordinator at Guilderland Central School District) Nature Lab Day: Tuesdays 

Renee K. Panetta is the Recycling and Conservation Coordinator at Guilderland Central School District.  She believes that working with young …

Is It a Pizza?


from Anna Loughlin 

Today’s recipe has 8-10 servings and the cost for ingredients for this recipe was $20.00! A cost of $2.00 per person! In the summer you can grow your own vegetables, which would bring down your cost.

  • 5 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 …

“Dear Climate”; Art Opening, A Conversation with Marina Zurkow and Oliver Kellhammer


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 neighborhoods, and toxic blight right here in North Troy and the Capital Region!

 

Eco Action in the Industrial Wasteland


 

Written by Holly Broderick

 

Brandon Ballengee creates transdiscoplinary artworks inspired from his ecological field and laboratory research. Since 1996, a central investigation focus has been the occurrence of developmental deformities and population declines among amphibians. He extends his work into local communities teaching mainly youth, …

Upcoming Events
Dec. 15
7th Annual North Troy Justice and Peace Holiday Celebration
Dec. 15
NATURE Lab Workshop– Fruit & Berry Propagation with Collard City Growers
Dec. 18
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