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$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 …

NATURE Lab to help transform Troy neighborhood


Program aimed at raising awareness to renovate, move into larger space
By Kenneth C. Crowe II

Will Waldron / Times UnionThe Sanctuary for Independent Media plans to develop 3319 Sixth Ave. in Troy into a community lab.

Troy

The NATURE Lab is …

Media Alliance solicits input for science center in North Central Troy



 

Dozens of people met this Tuesday at the Sanctuary for Independent Media to offer ideas for a new environmental education center planned for a long-vacant building in Troy’s North Central neighborhood.

Media Alliance, the nonprofit that owns and operates …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

Troy activists want review board: Residents call for reforms after Schneiderman’s report on 2016 police shooting


Published: 01/19/2018

Publication: Times Union

Residents call for reforms after Schneiderman’s report on 2016 police shooting

 

Photo: Lori Van Buren

 

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Troy merchants to set up Sunday in Colonie Center


Published: 01/09/18

Publication: Troy Record

 

By Lauren Halligan, The Record

COLONIE, N.Y. >> A group of Troy merchants are setting up shop at the mall this weekend, in a new collective pop-up called #ShopTroyNY.

Following the launch of a social media campaign called #ShopTroyNY, …

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 …

“In Mecca with eye, iPhone”


Siri is confused. She and I are riding on the Wifi network kindly provided by Osama bin Laden’s family, who own the biggest construction conglomerate in the Holy Land. She does not seem to know where we are, geographically speaking. Siri thinks we are in Doha in Qatar, my previous stop, but I am with my iPhone 4s and pocket Quran in Mecca.

“Sunday at Sanctuary for Independent Media: Nano Stern”


Published: 10/27/17
Publication: The Alt

Joan Baez—ever heard of her?—once said that Chilean musician Nano Stern “stands out for his ability to play various instruments, but his most faithful companions will always be his guitar and his voice in the simplicity that characterizes him as a person.” Stern is headed …

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Published: 10/27/2017
Publication: Times Union

 

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Nano Stern is from Chile, but the political punk poet and singer-songwriter also spent time in Germany and studied music in the Netherlands. But Stern has always embraced his Chilean musical roots, blending classical, jazz and rock with Chilean revolutionary music. Folk legend …

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