Upcoming Speakers

04/13/2018 - 04/15/2018 - All Day
Ruderal Ecologies: Grounds for Change A Symposium Entangling Art, Environmental Justice, and Urban Ecology Ruderal Ecologies is hosted by NATURE LAB, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (including Vasudha Living and Learning Community, [...]

Past Speakers

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 [...]
05/13/2011 - 05/14/2011 - 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Scrappin' Upstate Artist Reception, with Brenda Ann Kenneally and Upstate Girls, 6:00 p.m.Presentation by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, 7:00 p.m. Narrative journalist  Adrian Nicole LeBlanc will explore the issues addressed in [...]
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