Events

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 […]

Free

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

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
Hybrid 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 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 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 with Chris Hedges

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
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 Ave, Troy
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 Ave, Troy
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 Ave, Troy
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 Ave, Troy
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 […]

Light Coming Out of Darkness: Holiday Interfaith Justice and Peace Circle at Freedom Square

Freedom Square 9 101st St, Troy, NY

Join us on Saturday in a circle of light. Together we will light candles and look to the future. Bring your wishes for light, justice and peace, as we reflect on current times and come together with sacred intention, embracing all religions and beliefs. This community event is organized with co-sponsors Team H.E.R.O., Troy Central […]

MLK Celebration 2022: “Labor and Community United for Social Justice”

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

We invite you to join the virtual Martin L. King Celebration "Labor and Community United for Social Justice." Over the past years, dynamic MLK programs have been led, in person at the Sanctuary and virtually, by community organizers and organizations! This trend with the focus of organizing labor and community united in Troy will continue in […]

Digital Ofrenda / Altar with Minerva Hernández / Bioscénica and IONE

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Celebrate the new moon of March and the coming of the light, as you join us in this virtual healing event featuring an artist talk, live digital ritual and meditation. We welcome Minerva Hernández Trejo with Bioscénica, along with artist/healer IONE, in the third in The Sanctuary for Independent Media's latest virtual series of artist […]

Direct Air Capture: False Climate Solution?

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Join us for a virtual town hall and learn about Direct Air Capture. This virtual event will begin with an overview of the Carbon Dioxide Removal Leadership Act (A8597/S8171), now pending in the NYS Assembly and Senate. Presentations by our speakers, June Sekera (policy scholar), Visiting Scholar at the New School University, New York, and […]

Where Do Gardens Come From? And Where Do They Go?

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join us for the first of the virtual series, BioArt Talks @CBIS, presented in conjunction with RPI’s Center for Biotechnology, the ARTS department & the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and the Sanctuary's NATURE Lab initiative. Orkan Telhan will present the outcomes of an ongoing research project that is centered on an investigation […]

Embodied Intelligence & the Future of the Performing Body

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join us for the second event in the virtual series BioArt Talks @CBIS, presented in conjunction with RPI’s Center for Biotechnology, the ARTS department & the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and the Sanctuary for Independent Media's NATURE Lab. Dr. Heidi Boisvert will discuss current empirical research methods and insights emerging from the […]

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita | SUBA Trio

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita | SUBA Trio featuring percussionist Gustavo Ovalles are coming to the Sanctuary for the CD release of SUBA Trio, presented in cooperation with The Egg Performing Arts Center. Through the music we bring a message of peace, hope and unity. When everything around us falling apart, the one thing we […]

$20

CCG Tree Day: Pruning Workshop with More Trees Arborists

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Join the arborists of the More Trees Arborist 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.  Meet at Freedom Square Hudson […]

BioArt + Assistive Device Art: Transformation of Ability and Perception, the Plasticity of the Mind, and Human Expansion

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join us for this virtual session of the series BioArt Talks @CBIS, presented in conjunction with RPI’s Center for Biotechnology, the ARTS department & the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and the Sanctuary's NATURE Lab.  Glowing rabbits, ears on arms, female human sperm are artworks that apply scientific methods and technology to explore […]

Evo Devo Art

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join us for this virtual session of the series BioArt Talks @CBIS, presented in conjunction with RPI’s Center for Biotechnology, the ARTS department & the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and the Sanctuary’s NATURE Lab.  Anna Lindemann will present her work as an Evo Devo Artist. In her creative work, Anna combines animation, video, […]

Ending the Prohibition of the Mind: A Mushroom Symposium

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join us as we explore the movement to decriminalize psilocybin, the challenges faced, and the way forward. This virtual event aims to connect local proponents to a larger movement, and give participants information, advocacy tools, and connections to pursue advocacy in this area. Co-sponsored by Collar City Mushrooms and the Peoples Health Sanctuary. Watch the […]

We’re All Living in the Estroworld

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join us for this virtual session of the series BioArt Talks @CBIS, presented in conjunction with RPI’s Center for Biotechnology, the ARTS department & the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and the Sanctuary’s NATURE Lab.  How do bodies queer at the molecular level? How is this queering inextricably tied to industrial capitalism? Combining body […]

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