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Community Forum to Address Capital Region Health System Merger

The Sanctuary 3361 6th AveTroy,
Virtual Event Virtual Event

This event is over but, thanks to the magic of Sanctuary TV, you can watch the video here.  The Zoom chat window is here. In October 2020, the Albany Times Union reported a planned merger between Ellis Medicine in Schenectady and St. Peter’s Health Partners. Mergers between Catholic Health Systems and secular hospitals have raised […]

Community Investment, Not Community Police

Virtual Event Virtual Event

This event is past - but you can watch the town hall on YouTube or below! Did you know the City of Troy is voting next Thursday to expand the police force by six additional officers? Join a coalition of groups from Troy in a Town Hall on Sunday, May 2, 2021 as we discuss […]

Witness to the Future: 25th Anniversary Screening

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Twenty-five years after its release, Witness to the Future’s focus on so-called "ordinary” citizens turned environmental activists has more relevance than ever before! It's time to watch this video again! Then, watch a pre-recorded Q&A with WTTF filmmaker Branda Miller and WTTF producer Robin Oppenheimer. Branda Miller’s “Witness to the Future” is an experimental documentary […]

Be The Media! Workshop with Renée Feltz: Muckraking with a Conscience- Reporting during COVID

The Sanctuary 3361 6th AveTroy,

Join us for a "Be the Media Radio Workshop" with Senior Producer Renée Feltz, sharing her expertise in the trenches at Democracy Now! during the COVID crisis! Renee will cover: How Democracy Now! has changed in response to COVID; the impact of COVID on other stories; muckraking with a conscience: creative ways to cover stories, […]

Sunflower Planting around Norlite

The Sanctuary 3361 6th AveTroy,

Join us on Saturday, May 15th to plant sunflowers across the City of Cohoes, with the City's permission. We hope this will be a healing activity for our community that is affected by Norlite's emissions. Sunflowers not only beautify the landscape, they are hyperaccumulators, removing toxins and heavy metals from the soil. Where: Saratoga Sites […]

CCG Plant Swap Party!

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

Join us (socially distanced, of course!) to actively learn about garden propagation and division! The fruits of our labor will fill the beds of Collard City Growers and swap plants with attendees! This is an event for the community and gardeners to get together and exchange seedlings for the season. Stop by to pick up […]

Blitz of the L-Lot: Permaculture in North Central!

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

Join us! We have a semi annual Blitz of the L lot, which is at the South End of the alley on Glen Street and is one of CCG Garden Mentor Christian Grigoraskos' favorite places on the Sanctuary campus. With a bit of care each year, we have been ushering this once abandoned space into […]

NATURE Lab Opening Celebration with Dr. Jennifer Willet and special guests

The Sanctuary 3361 6th AveTroy,
Virtual Event Virtual Event

From the streets of Troy, NY to community science labs around the globe, join our NATURE Lab Opening Celebration!   Join us for the grand virtual opening of NATURE Lab! From around the world, bio artists, scientists and ecologists will inaugurate our new community science laboratory. Featuring a virtual talk/performance by Dr. Jennifer Willet, bio artist […]

Chris Hedges, “American Sadism”

The Sanctuary 3361 6th AveTroy,
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Chris Hedges returns to the Sanctuary for a virtual talk about the times in which we live. Sadism now defines nearly every cultural, social and political experience in the United States. It is expressed in the greed of an oligarchic elite that has seen its wealth increase during the pandemic by $1.1 trillion while the […]

Our Soil Community Meeting

The Sanctuary 3361 6th AveTroy,

Lead poisoning is a serious health threat in many cities, including Troy, but there is a lot we can do to prevent it. At this community meeting, you will learn about how soil can be a source of lead exposure – and you will have a chance to shape a study of soil contamination in […]

Black August

Open to all, this Black August event is a time to remember Black revolutionaries, organize around principles of unity and self-sacrifice, and educate ourselves around critical resistance for Black people. Black August was initially conceptualized around the murder of George Jackson in 1971. Organized and led by Hope Health Healing Collective of Youth Sanctuary, with […]

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“Art and Ecology: In the Spirit of the Suffragettes” Mycelial tiles workshop with Mae-ling Lokko

The Sanctuary 3361 6th AveTroy,
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Watch the event recording here. Mae-ling will be offering a virtual overview of her work with mycelia from 10:00-10:30am. Her brief presentation will be followed by a small number of participants at NATURE Lab who will engage in a hands-on workshop creating the mycelial tiles. This workshop is part of Art and Ecology: In the […]

Garlic Planting Party

The Sanctuary 3361 6th AveTroy,

Collard City Growers will be hosting a Garlic Planting Party to honor Indigenous People's Day and prepare for next year's growing season. The garlic planted is generously donated by Dara Silbermann of 2nd Street Farm and from our own Branda Miller's Garden. We will also be fundraising for Collard City Growers by selling some jellies […]

Our Class: Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison w/ Chris Hedges

The Sanctuary 3361 6th AveTroy,
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Watch the event recording here. In this virtual talk activist author Chris Hedges speaks about his new book, "Our Class: Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison," on the occasion of its release by publisher Simon & Schuster. Hedges has taught courses in drama, literature, philosophy, and history since 2013 in the college degree program […]

Ruderal Ecologies 2

The Sanctuary 3361 6th AveTroy,
Virtual Event 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 AveTroy,
Virtual Event 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 […]

Be The Media! Workshop: “Building a Media Business While Staying True to Your Activist Roots” w/ filmmaker Nicholas Bruckman

The Sanctuary 3361 6th AveTroy,
Virtual Event Virtual Event

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 […]

“Not Going Quietly” w/ filmmaker Nicholas Bruckman and panel discussion

The Sanctuary 3361 6th AveTroy,
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join us for a virtual film screening of "Not Going Quietly" with filmmaker Nicholas Bruckman, followed by a panel discussion. The event begins with a quick introduction by filmmaker Nicholas Bruckman, then we will screen Not Going Quietly. Following the film, a personal message by Ady Barkan and brief Q&A with Nicholas will lead into […]

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