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Uptown Summer Begins
July 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EDT
The 7th annual Uptown Summer begins full-swing July 11th and will run through August. The Rensselaer County Summer Youth Employment Program sponsored The Sanctuary for Independent Media to hire 10 new local youth this year. Over the span of 5 weeks, our neighborhood youth become community leaders, environmental stewards, media producers, storytelling artists, scientists, researchers, and local volunteers. Via all these diverse roles, the youth and their mentors will create a multimedia documentary called Echoes from Lock One. Join us for three events: An in-progress showing of Echoes from Lock One at Troy Night out with the Rensselaer County Historical Society; End of Uptown Summer Party and Echoes from Lock One documentary showing; and Bio-Art After Dark: A Sanctuary Sustainer Soiree.
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