Upcoming Speakers

"Stretched Thin: The Grief of Traumatic Loss" with Lisa Good/ Urban Grief
02/05/2021 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
We are individually and collectively being bombarded with grief and traumatic losses. The repetitive losses and cumulative grief in conjunction with the social restrictions associated with COVID19 have stretched social [...]
Clearing the Air in Coeymans: Community Forum on Clean Air vs. Tire Burning
02/09/2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hold this date for the Coeymans Community Clean Air Forum! Click here to register. Lafarge/Holcim wants to burn millions of tires every year at their Ravena cement plant opposite the [...]

Past Speakers

MLK Holiday Labor and Community Celebration: Rise Up! The Struggle Continues...

01/18/2021 - 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
The theme of 2021's twenty-second Capital District MLK Holiday Labor and Community Celebration was "Rise Up! The Struggle Continues..."  The virtual event is over now, but you can watch the [...]
Water Justice: Youth future
12/12/2020 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This event is over but you can find video documentation here. On Day 2 of the Water Justice Confluence, meet Water Justice Lab’s environmental mentor Sachem HawkStorm, hereditary sachem (chief) [...]
Water Justice: Echoes from Lock One
12/11/2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This event is over but you can find video documentation here! Water Justice Lab in North Troy, NY hosts “confluence” virtual gatherings with youth environmental justice advocates throughout communities in [...]
Norlite Town Hall Meeting III: Signature Edition
11/10/2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT AND GET THE ZOOM INFORMATION BY CLICKING HERE. The "Norlite Bill" (Senate bill 7880B / Assembly bill 9952B) would permanently ban Norlite LLC from burning AFFF, [...]
Chris Hedges "The Politics of Cultural Despair"
10/16/2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chris Hedges will present a new talk examining the cultural and social forces that have given rise to extremism in the United States. He will explore the myriad of factors [...]
NYS Assembly District 107 Candidate Forum
09/30/2020 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us and the League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County at the free online Candidate Forum for the position of New York State Assembly District 107 Legislator. Click here [...]
Norlite Town Hall Meeting II: The Sequel
07/23/2020 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Click here to register for the free virtual Town Hall Meeting: https://tinyurl.com/HUM072320 This time, our panelists will include Jane Williams from the National Sierra Club Clean Air Team; Sean Mahar, [...]
Norlite Town Hall Meeting
06/22/2020 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Cohoes Mayor William T. Keeler, longtime Saratoga Sites apartment resident Joe Ritchie, Dr. David Carpenter of the Albany School of Public Health, Dr. David Bond from Bennington College, and [...]
Virtual Book Talk: Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance w/ organizer Lisa Fithian
06/16/2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The backstory on some of the most creative, game-changing organizing of our time… from workers’ struggles to Occupy Wall Street, from the Battle of Seattle to Extinction Rebellion.
Health Autonomy Clinic: Harm Reduction in the Age of Pandemic
05/05/2020 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for Health Autonomy Clinic focused on harm reduction solidarity in the age of COVID-19. We will view the opiate epidemic as a crisis within a crisis, and examine [...]
Extinction Rebellion Co-founder Roger Hallam to Speak in Troy on Climate Crisis
03/03/2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
What can we all do to avert catastrophe and avoid extinction?
The Radical King: Where Do We Go from Here?
01/20/2020 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us for a celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday! In honor of Dr. King, "The Radical King: Where Do We Go from Here?" program will promote participatory grassroots discussion [...]
Be the Media! Chet Hardin “Inside NXIVM"
11/18/2019 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join journalist Chet Hardin for a discussion of his pioneering role in the investigation of NXIVM as a reporter for the Capital Region weekly Metroland. He is the only journalist [...]
The Life and Songs of Folk Music Icon Pete Seeger
05/04/2019 - 7:00 pm
Musicians Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton join Jesse Jarnow, author of "Wasn't That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the American Soul," in a celebration of [...]
Be the Media! The Art of News Production with Mike Burke
05/04/2019 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mike Burke is a long time producer with the international daily news program, Democracy Now!, with years of experience in all aspects of news production. Join Mike as he shares [...]
Be the Media! Media and Activism with Astra Taylor
04/24/2019 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
In an informal conversation about creative process, Taylor will share personal strategies as a filmmaker, writer, and political organizer to activate a people's platform for organizing through diverse media formats.  [...]
"The End of Ice" with Dahr Jamail
04/16/2019 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for a book talk with Dahr Jamail and a great evening of conversation!  After nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned [...]
Be the Media! The Art of Investigative Journalism with Dahr Jamail
04/16/2019 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
From his fearless journey reporting on the war front to his scaling of glaciers to share stories on climate change, share the struggles, strategies, and personal process of this path-breaking [...]
State of Science Panel with CapSci!
04/13/2019 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  Join us for a panel on science activism and advocacy in the Capital Region with public officials, scientists, and activists focusing on how we, as concerned citizens, can get [...]
"How To Read A Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance" with L.A. Kauffman
04/04/2019 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
In her new book, the mobilizing coordinator of the 2003-2004 Iraq War protests explains what makes today's grassroots resistance different from past movements in America. When millions of people took [...]
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