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No PhDs needed: how citizen science is transforming research


 23 OCTOBER 2018

Projects that recruit the public are getting more ambitious and diverse, but the field faces some growing pains.

Aisling Irwin

 

 

Japanese priest Sadamaru Okano stands beneath a Geiger counter (top left) that sends radiation readings to the Safecast …

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About Us

Most people know us as The Sanctuary for Independent Media in North Troy, NY; the official non-profit 501(c)3 is incorporated as Media Alliance. Our mission is to use art and participatory action to promote social and environmental justice and freedom of creative expression.

Spotlight: Vusi Mahlasela at The Egg


Published 4:12 pm EDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018

 

Vusi Mahlasela

 

His website details all the national celebrations Vusi Mahlasela has been a part of in post-apartheid South Africa, including performing at Nelson Mandela’s 1994 inauguration and during the 2010 World Cup tournament. He also opened for the Dave Matthews Band in …

Spotlight: LADAMA at Sanctuary for Independent Media


Published 4:57 pm EDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018

LADAMA

The U.S. government is not too much associated these days with border-erasing, multinational cultural projects. Which perhaps makes Ladama’s existence even more compelling. According to their website bio, the group’s core members met in 2014 “while touring Los Angeles, Arizona, and New …

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


 

 

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

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 …

$2 Million Awarded to Environmental Education Centers in Urban Communities


Groups in New York City, Yonkers, Albany and Troy Selected to Receive Environmental Justice Funds

Environmental Justice grants totaling $2 million have been awarded to four organizations for Urban Environmental Education Centers in New York City, Yonkers, Albany, and Troy, NY. The grants are from the State’s Environmental Protection fund and will support …

Sanctuary for Independent Media 2018 fall schedule


All Over Albany

posted Sep 11, 2018

The upcoming fall season of events at  The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy starts up this month. And, as in past seasons, it includes concerts, talks, screenings, and workshops on topics ranging from Afro-Caribbean music to  jazz to …

Uptown Summer Week Five: Agency


The 2018 Uptown Summer program has now drawn to a close. The theme for our fifth week was agency. This week was the final push to perfect our radio projects before they are broadcast on WOOC FM. 

Between all the audio editing, we still found time to go outside …

Uptown Summer 2018


Uptown Summer is a 5-week youth employment program that gives voice to Rensselaer County teens. The program combines art, science, media production, and environmental education. This year’s theme was telling stories of environmental justice and resilience. Each week was packed with programming, introducing youth to new skills and ideas, and developing their creativity and voice.

Uptown Summer 2018 Youth Radio Stories


Nicolena and Donovan: Justice for Dahmeek

Nicolena Russell and Donovan Wooten spoke with attorney Mark Mishler at the Justice for Dahmeek rally at the Troy Courthouse and shared their own thoughts on racist police violence. Recordings from the rally were also edited into radio clips by Uptown Summer mentor Patrick Quinn.

Negligent Landlords in Troy: a four-part radio series with Angelo Domingo


Angelo Domingo, Uptown Summer youth employee, looked into the pervasive issue of negligent landlords in Troy. He went above and beyond the expectations of the program, producing not just one story, but a four-part radio series highlighting the issue!

 

 

 

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NATURE Lab: Community-Led Design in North Troy


This summer, The Sanctuary for Independent Media began the design process for the new NATURE Lab Environmental Education Center. With the help of the Troy Architecture Project and input from the community, we’ll be transforming a long-abandoned building in North Troy into a grassroots science resource for the neighborhood.

Upcoming Events
Nov. 20
Using Fish Poo to Feed a Family
Nov. 27
Plastic Sucks
Nov. 28
NATURE Lab workshop– Who Do You Think You Are?: DNA ancestry and biosurveillance with bioartist Heather Dewey-Hagborg

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