Speakers

Upcoming Speakers

11/03/2018 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author shows us an America that should shame us: a land of rampant and deadly drug addiction, of escape into gambling, sadism and pornography, [...]
11/28/2018 - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Please register for this workshop as well as any others you'd like to participate in by clicking here. 3-6PM: Workshop 6-7PM: Social time with artist $10 Suggested Donation Our DNA [...]
11/30/2018 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us in a discussion with Author and Activist Ronald Kitchen, in a discussion of his memoir My Midnight Years: Surviving Jon Burge’s Police Torture Ring and Death Row.

Past Speakers

04/13/2018 - 04/15/2018 - 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Register here. This event is free and open to the public, with donations encouraged  to build the NATURE Lab Environmental Education Center.   This symposium marks the last weekend for our NATURE [...]
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 [...]
12/01/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Award-winning investigative reporter Azmat Khan joins us at the Sanctuary to speak about her groundbreaking investigation into civilian casualties in the anti-ISIS air war in Iraq. This event is co-sponsored by [...]
11/18/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Come watch "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 as a director [...]
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 [...]
11/10/2017 - 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Join Chris Hedges before his talk for a gourmet vegan dinner in support of the Sanctuary's radio station, WOOC 105.3 FM. Dinner will be prepared by visiting gourmet chef Intaba [...]
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 [...]
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