Memorial Altar: “Emerging from Darkness”

Freedom Square 9 101st St, Troy, NY

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 9 101st St, Troy, NY

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 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 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 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 […]

Community Forum to Address Capital Region Health System Merger

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
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 […]

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 […]

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! Here's an interview with producer Branda Miller […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chris Hedges, “American Sadism”

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
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 […]

Our Soil Community Meeting

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

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 […]

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. […]


Garlic Planting Party

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

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 […]

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