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Ruderal Ecologies 2

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
Virtual Event

The Ruderal Ecologies 2 virtual conference builds upon the 2018 Ruderal Ecologies: Grounds for Change conference, which brought together thought leaders in art, science, and environmental justice to explore the history and future of urban environments shaped by stress. “Ruderal,” from the Latin rudus (rubble), refers to plant species that are first to repopulate disturbed lands, an apt analogy for the […]

Tony Cokes in Conversation

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
Virtual Event

Please join us for an online presentation with American artist Tony Cokes. Through a rigorous analysis of images and language, Tony Cokes dissects the often-obscured power dynamics at work in the cultural and political representation of histories of Blackness, class, and the war on terror. This event is a collaboration between EMPAC and the iEAR […]

Not Going Quietly, w/ filmmaker Nicholas Bruckman and panel discussion

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
Virtual Event

A virtual film screening of "Not Going Quietly" with filmmaker Nicholas Bruckman, followed by a special message by Ady Barkan and panel discussion. A rising star in progressive politics and a new father, 32-year-old Ady Barkan’s life is upended when he is diagnosed with ALS. But after a confrontation with powerful Senator Jeff Flake on […]

Be The Media! Workshop: Building a Media Business while Staying True to your Activist Roots, w/ filmmaker Nicholas Bruckman

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Join us for a workshop on creative entrepreneurship and activism, and how to build a career in the arts while staying true to your principles. Learn how you can intentionally avoid a traditional film path, and take your storytelling skills and translate to what matters! Filmmaker and CEO Nicholas Bruckman will show samples of his […]

MLK Community Celebration 2022

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

We invite you to join the Martin L. King Capital Region Labor and Community Celebration. Over the past years, we have held dynamic MLK programs in person and virtually with activist, community, and labor organizations support. This trend will continue in 2022. More info to come!  You can view our MLK Holiday Labor and Community Celebration […]

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