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Virtual Town Hall Meeting with “Let the People Decide” Filmmaker Gavin Guerra

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

The struggle over voting rights is headline news but, as this film shows, the fight goes back generations as strategies to suppress the vote have evolved over the decades. As the election nears, join us for a virtual Town Hall with community leaders and Let the People Decide director Gavin Guerra. The "Let the People […]

Screening and Be The Media! Workshop with Patricio Guzman: The Cordillera of Dreams

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Join us for an on-demand screening of The Cordillera of Dreams and a workshop featuring master documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán with translator Daniel Mosquera. Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Cannes Film Festival, master filmmaker Patricio Guzmán's The Cordillera of Dreams completes his trilogy (Nostalgia for the Light, and The Pearl Button) investigating […]


Health Autonomy Clinic: Harm Reduction in the Age of Pandemic

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Join us for a Health Autonomy Clinic workshop  focused on harm reduction solidarity in the age of COVID-19. We will view the opiate epidemic as a crisis within a crisis, and examine the history of harm reduction networks as well as current harm reduction initiatives and resources. The event also features guests who will discuss […]

Troy Bike Rescue’s BikeFest 10 (Canceled/COVID)

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Join Troy Bike Rescue for their 10th annual fundraiser. It's a celebration of bikes, burritos, and cakes along with the many things TBR represents: youth empowerment, health and wellness, recycling, transportation independence, and alternatives to wasteful and exploitative models of business. Now more than ever TBR is reliant on community support and dollars. Put your […]

Escalating Resistance: Mass Rebellion Training with Lisa Fithian

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

As part of her Shut It Down book tour, organizer Lisa Fithian will be offering a three hour training to hone our strategies and tactics to impact power holders and create social disruption at increasingly larger scales. This organizing requires attention to how we build collective power that heals and liberates us from our socialization […]

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

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

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, […]

Media Activist Reflections From #ShutItDown Pipeline Protest with Filmmaker Deia Schlosberg – CANCELED/COVID

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Join us for a workshop with Deia Schlosberg before the screening of her film, The Story of Plastic, at 6pm! Deia Schlosberg (DIRECTOR/PRODUCER) made national news in October, 2016, when she was arrested and charged with 45 years’ worth of felonies for filming the #ShutItDown pipeline protest in North Dakota. Part of a worrying pattern […]

Sanctuary Campus Permaculture Virtual Workshop with Sujin Chung

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Emma Willard student Sujin Chung will lead a virtual permaculture workshop and tour of the Sanctuary for Independent Media, from her home in South Korea. In this interview, she talks about how learning about permaculture at the Sanctuary has affected her life, and what inspired this project. Originally scheduled for a physical walk through Media […]

All We’ve Got with Filmmaker Alexis Clements, and Special Guests Tandra LaGrone and EP – CANCELED/COVID

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

A personal exploration of LGBTQI women’s communities, cultures, and social justice work through the lens of the physical spaces they create, from bars to bookstores to arts and political hubs. This investigation of spaces that have managed to stay open when so many others have closed offers a perspective on why having a place to […]

Freedom Festival

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Featuring Taina Asili and free music, food and arts activities outdoors at Freedom Square. Rain site is adjacent at The Sanctuary for Independent Media. CANCELED/COVID

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 the urban rewilding taking place at the lawn next door to Media Sanctuary’s Collard City Growers. The twenty minute audio tour guides you through simple […]

People’s Health Sanctuary presents: End-of-Life in the Age of Covid

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In the midst of unprecedented personal, national and global oppression, suffering and death, how do we process loss to maintain hopeful connections? End-of-Life in the Age of Covid features conversations about our experiences of death, end of life care, and the creation of social and spiritual community during the pandemic. How do we honor the memory and […]

Water Justice: Echoes from Lock One

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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. The opening evening features a land acknowledgement of the Stockbridge Munsee Community by Heather Bruegl, before the premiere of the water justice documentary “Echoes from […]

MLK Holiday Labor and Community Celebration: Rise Up! The Struggle Continues…

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The theme of 2021's twenty-second Capital District MLK Holiday Labor and Community Celebration was "Rise Up! The Struggle Continues..."  The virtual event is over now, but you can watch the video here soon.  We saved the Zoom chat window so you can see it here. Key speakers were Charles Barron (Assembly member District 60), Dr. […]

Stretched Thin: The Grief of Traumatic Loss with Lisa Good/ Urban Grief

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We are individually and collectively being bombarded with grief and traumatic losses. The repetitive losses and cumulative grief in conjunction with the social restrictions associated with COVID-19 have stretched social connections and relationships beyond capacity. In our time together, we will explore the overlapping aspects of trauma, and grief and consider ways/next steps to build […]

Clearing the Air in Coeymans: Community Forum on Clean Air vs. Tire Burning

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Hold this date for the Coeymans Community Clean Air Forum! Click here to register. Lafarge/Holcim wants to burn millions of tires every year at their Ravena cement plant opposite the Ravena Coeymans Selkirk middle and high schools on Route 9W.  In 2019, the Town of Coeymans adopted a Clean Air Law to establish clean air […]

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