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Kitchen Sanctuary Presents: Palestinian Connections – Mezze, Tea and Talk with Jude Abu Zaineh [CANCELED/COVID]

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Jude Abu Zaineh (MFA, University of Windsor) is a Palestinian-Canadian multidisciplinary artist and cultural worker. Her practice relies on the use of art, food, and technology to investigate meanings of culture, displacement, diaspora, and belonging. She’s interested in ideals of home and community while working to develop aesthetics rooted in her childhood and upbringing in […]

Health Autonomy Clinic Webinar: Community Support in the Time of COVID

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

We are in the midst of a “tsunami of social life” that is unprecedented in modern life.  The age-old ideas we had barely begun to formulate around community health and care are now being required in ways that no one was prepared for. Medical staff don’t have the protective equipment they need, children are out […]

Dance Party With Lookie Lookie [CANCELED/COVID]

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Discriminating jazz and world music listeners alike will love Boston’s festive eight piece dance band featuring the Latin Bugalu style pioneered by Puerto Rican musicians in 1960's New York City. Fusing R&B and rock into the Afro-Caribbean matrix, the music unfolds at tempos everyone can dance to. You don't need salsa chops or double jointed […]

Collard City Growers Workshop: Tending the Urban Forest with More Trees Arborist Collective

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Join the arborists of the More Trees Collective for a workshop in the urban forest. Learn to identify common opportunist species of urban trees, discuss different techniques and objectives of pruning, when to remove trees, when to plant trees and help the crew manage the Sanctuary's fledgling reforestation projects. More Trees Arborist Collective is a […]

NATURELab: Earth Week Ruderal Rewilding Festival – Lawn Lab/ Ellie Irons

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Energize yourself for spring by uprooting some lawn to make way for wildflowers, assembling an acorn planting kit, or learning how young trees make their way in challenging urban settings. We’ll also have wild plant inks and sign-making materials to celebrate Earth Week and prepare for the Climate Strike, and some coloring activities for the […]

Health Autonomy Clinic: Mask-Making Networks and How to Make a Mask

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Join the Health Autonomy Network to find out about local mutual aid networks making masks, and learn how to make your own. This zoom workshop is led by Eileen J. Raab, with the New Lebanon Health Assembly and  “Community Care Planning," a mutual aid organization based in Columbia County, NY. Of all the failings of the […]

Louis Massiah and Patricia Zimmerman Present “We Tell” 50 Years of Participatory Community Media: Environments of Race and Place [CANCELED/COVID]

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Environments of Race and Place zeroes in on issues surrounding immigration, migration, and racial identities unique to specific environments. These works embrace and amplify the micro rather than the macro in scope. They move from the national to the hyperlocal, advocating that understanding conflicts and contradictions can lead to change. Discussions of police brutality in […]

KitchenSanctuary Presents: Home is Where the Maqlouba is with Jude Abu Zaineh [CANCELED/COVID]

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Jude Abu Zaineh (MFA, University of Windsor) is a Palestinian-Canadian multidisciplinary artist and cultural worker. Her practice relies on the use of art, food, and technology to investigate meanings of culture, displacement, diaspora, and belonging. She’s interested in ideals of home and community while working to develop aesthetics rooted in her childhood and upbringing in […]

Health Autonomy Clinic: Harm Reduction in the Age of Pandemic

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Join NATURE Lab and the Health Autonomy Network for a 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 […]

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, […]

“The Cordillera of Dreams” Screening with Patricio Guzmán

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 […]

Be The Media Workshop with Master Documentary Filmmaker Patricio Guzmán

In addition to our virtual screening of The Cordillera of Dreams we presented a Be The Media!  workshop featuring a talk and Q&A with filmmaker Patricio Guzmán live from Paris on Friday, May 22, 2020.  Local filmmaker Daniel Mosquera, professor of Hispanic and Latin American & Caribbean Studies at Union College, provided simultaneous translation.   This […]

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 […]

PREMIERE! Virtual Exhibition “Acquired Immunity” [FEMeeting WEB 2020] and Virtual Dialogue

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

On March 11th we announced the cancelling of the first FEMeeting Troy and FEMeeting Paris for reasons connected with the COVID-19 pandemic. The two events scheduled for March 20th-21st 2020 marked the start of FEMeeting communities, focusing on the support of research and artistic creation developed locally by individuals who identify as women. Instead, Spring […]

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.

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