Events

Petra Kuppers: Dream Performance & Workshop

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy, United States

Connect to the land, its’ histories, & its’ futures with Petra Kuppers for a dream performance & workshop that utilizes movement meditation. Following an improvised Wheelchair Procession along Sanctuary Eco-Art Trail and a community meal, this performance and workshop will take place inside the Sanctuary main space. Petra will use the inspiration from the trail procession to […]

Who’s On Your Face?

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy, United States

Using activities centered on photography, photographer and birth doula Jayana LaFountaine will facilitate conversations around where we come from, and how skills and trauma are passed down in addition to facial features.  Jayana LaFountaine is an Afro-Latina portrait photographer and birth Doula based in Troy, New York. Her work focuses on vulnerability and the preservation of […]

“Black Matrilineage, Photography, and Representation” Book Talk & Discussion

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy, United States

Join us for a conversation around the book Black Matrilineage, Photography, and Representation, edited by Lesly Deschler Canossi and Zoraida Lopez-Diago, the duo that makes up Women Picturing Revolution. They will present their book before a discussion with local photographer and doula Jayana LaFountaine and ending with a Q&A with the audience. 5:00pm-6:00pm: Join Jayana […]

$10

Garden Walk, Seed Saving, and Seed Rematriation

Collard City Growers 3337 6th Avenue, Troy, New York, United States

Join us at Collard City Growers during our regular garden hours for a garden walk and seed saving activity with Lucille Burr Grignon. Rain Location: People's Health Sanctuary in NATURE Lab's second floor (3319 6th Avenue). Lucille Burr Grignon is an enrolled member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Nation and a direct descendant of […]

Exploring Motherhood: Navigating the Journey of Disability

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy, United States

Join us for an evening of honoring motherhood & disability with filmmakers Nöelle Gentile, Michael Mejia, & Victoria Kereszi, and storyteller Bethany Van Delft. The short film Between Us and feature documentary film Into Loving Hands will be screened, followed by a panel discussion about motherhood, choice, giving birth and advocating for a child with disabilities and […]

Welcoming “Ilopango, the Volcano that Left:” Community Celebration

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy, United States

Join us to honor the passing of Ilopango, the Volcano that Left and celebrate creative place-making along the Mahicannituck (Hudson River)! This community gathering is for all people who love the Sanctuary, who love art and creative placemaking, and who love the Hudson River! This celebration marks the moment that the monumental sculpture Ilopango, the Volcano that Left by Beatriz Cortez, onboard the […]

Event Series Hudson Mohawk Magazine Open Hours

Hudson Mohawk Magazine Open Hours

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy, United States

Hudson Mohawk Magazine (HMM) is radio for the community, by community volunteers. If you are curious about the radio and have questions, if you're interested in getting involved, or if you need some support in production, these open hours are a perfect time to come to the main Sanctuary space to work directly with HMM […]

Mohican Medicine for the Winter Months

People's Health Sanctuary 3319 6th Avenue, 2nd Fl, Troy, New York, United States

Misty Cook, M. S. of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, works with plant medicines. Misty continues to pass on traditional knowledge by teaching, giving presentations, and through her book Medicine Generations. During this event, we will learn from Misty about history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans Medicines and how her people preserved them. Misty will focus on the Medicines […]

$10

Be The Media! Positioning Yourself as Subject in Documentary Filmmaking

Learn from "Confessions of a Good Samaritan" Director Penny Lane's decision to position herself as director, film subject, and kidney donor! After the workshop, stick around for a screening of "Confessions of a Good Samaritan" and a talk by the filmmaker! Director’s Statement Every film is a personal film. At least, I think so. But […]

“Confessions of a Good Samaritan” Film Screening with Director Penny Lane

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy, United States

Director Penny Lane returns to the Sanctuary to screen her latest film Confessions of a Good Samaritan about her own experience deciding to become a “Good Samaritan” by giving one of her kidneys to a stranger. This launches her on an unexpectedly funny, intimate, and provocative quest to understand why everyone seems to think she’s […]

Field Recording Workshop

What does North Troy sound like to you? Join artist and musician Lisa Schonberg in a workshop about field recording, and contribute to a soundwalk exhibit! Participants will go out into the neighborhood surrounding the Sanctuary with microphones to record the cityscape. Participants' recordings will later become part of a soundscape composition. Those recordings will […]

Event Series Hudson Mohawk Magazine Open Hours

Hudson Mohawk Magazine Open Hours

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy, United States

Hudson Mohawk Magazine (HMM) is radio for the community, by community volunteers. If you are curious about the radio and have questions, if you're interested in getting involved, or if you need some support in production, these open hours are a perfect time to come to the main Sanctuary space to work directly with HMM […]

Journalist Chris Hedges Speaks on Gaza

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy, United States

*This is an in-person event *If you are unable to attend in-person, we encourage you to join our mailing list so you can be the first to know when documentation of the event is available! Admission by donation: $10 suggested or $5 student/ low income. Best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and former foreign correspondent for […]

Annual North-Central Troy Interfaith Holiday Justice and Peace Celebration

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy, United States

The Sanctuary for Independent Media invites you and your loved ones to join us for our annual North-Central Troy Interfaith Holiday Peace and Justice Celebration! On December 9th, from 2PM - 4PM, we will gather in the Sanctuary Main Space where free food will be provided, along with: From 4PM - 5PM, we will gather […]

Old Growth Playback: Four new sound works by Lisa Schonberg

with Nina Isabelle & Brian McCorkle, 5 objects, piano, and percussion Join us for an evening of sound works by Lisa Schonberg, and Nina Isabelle with Brian McCorkle. Lisa Schonberg will be presenting a body of 4 new spatialized sound works that are the culmination of Old Growth Playback, which asks us how we can listen in the […]

Event Series HMM Open Hours

HMM Community Radio Day

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy, United States

Do you like to tell stories? Are you interested in reporting on issues you care about? Do you want to engage with your community? Do you have questions for decision makers? Are you interested in amplifying important issues of social and environmental issues? Do you like sound engineering? If you answered yes to any of […]

Campus Open House, Spring 2024

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy, United States

Our Campus Open House is an opportunity to drop by the Sanctuary to get to know our many initiatives and programs! This is a great opportunity for potential interns, volunteers, or curious community members to ask questions and learn more about what we do. Our various initiatives will have activities, tables, and workshops in the […]

Event Series HMM Open Hours

HMM Community Radio Day

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy, United States

Do you like to tell stories? Are you interested in reporting on issues you care about? Do you want to engage with your community? Do you have questions for decision makers? Are you interested in amplifying important issues of social and environmental issues? Do you like sound engineering? If you answered yes to any of […]

“Israelism” Film Screening

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy, United States

In the spirit of cross-cultural learning and understanding, the Albany Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace alongside our co-sponsors, are excited to host an in person screening of Israelism followed by a community discussion at The Sanctuary for Independent Media. Created by two first-time Jewish filmmakers who followed the experience of two young American Jews, Israelism provides […]

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