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Freedom Festival with SA-ROC and Fay Victor’s Mutations for Justice

Freedom Square corner where 5th and 6th Avenues meet 101st Street, Troy

SPIRIT OF THE SUFFRAGETTES LAUNCH! The seventh annual end of the season festivities of free food, art and music, featuring a special performance by Fay Victor and Mutations for Justice […]

Lawn (Re)Disturbance Laboratory Sound Walk

Unearthing to Rewild, Remember, Look Forward What kind of biodiversity can lawn ecosystems support? This fall, Lawn Lab offers a meditative audio tour for slowing down and tuning in to […]

Water Justice: Echoes from Lock One

Virtual Event

Register for either/both days of this event here! Water Justice Lab in North Troy, NY hosts “confluence” virtual gatherings with youth environmental justice advocates throughout communities in the Hudson River Watershed. […]

Memorial Altar: “Emerging from Darkness”

Freedom Square corner where 5th and 6th Avenues meet 101st Street, Troy

An installation to honor personal, community, national and global loss We welcome you to visit Freedom Square, at the corner of 101st St. (where 6th Ave. turns into 5th Ave.) in […]

Black History: Capital Region Youth Rise Up!

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Exploring the minds of youth in the Black History that they are part of and continue to create. Learn from the voices and vision of our younger generations, as they rise […]

Tending the Urban Forest

Freedom Square corner where 5th and 6th Avenues meet 101st Street, Troy

Learn about the Collard City Growers foodscape and how to care for our arboreal family, with professional arborists from the More Trees Cooperative. ***As health experts project we will continue […]

Dying with Dignity in New York

Virtual Event

In the midst of unprecedented personal, national and global oppression, suffering and death, how do we process loss to maintain hopeful connections?  The People’s Health Sanctuary has offered a 3-part […]

Arica: A Toxic Waste Scandal with “Our Soil” Panel

Virtual Event

View a special Northern Hemisphere sneak preview of the documentary Arica, then join us for a panel discussion with directors, Lars Edman and William Johansson Kalén, plus local “Our Soil” project leader […]

Echoes from Lock One

Virtual Event

“Echoes from Lock One” is an evocative call for environmental and water justice from the eyes and voices of youth in Troy, NY. Personally screen this video and listen to […]

Witness to the Future: 25th Anniversary Screening

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! […]

Post-poned: Tony Cokes in conversation

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
Virtual Event

Due to limited access to the Rensselaer network, our conversation with Tony Cokes is postponed until further notice. Accordingly all EMPAC events and correspondence are on hold for the time being. […]

Sunflower Planting around Norlite

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

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 […]

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