Events

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 socially distanced and masked groups of 10 or less, any time(s) between 1/17-1/20, to add the names of your beloved dead and/or leave offerings on […]

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

Virtual Event Virtual Event

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

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Hold this date for the Coeymans Community Clean Air Forum! 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 standards for waste burning […]

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 up to imagine a more just future! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER This event builds upon last month's Capital District MLK Holiday Labor and Community Celebration […]

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 to social distance into 2021, we’ll plan to wear masks.  Trees are amazing creatures. Like a fountain of life, they provide nourishment, habitat, shelter, materials, […]

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 series, End-of-Life in the Age of Covid featuring conversations about our experiences of death, end of life care, and the creation of social and spiritual community during […]

Local Voices / Local Media: The Struggle for Clean Air in the Hudson Mohawk Region

Virtual Event Virtual Event

You will receive links to the videos prior to the panel, and then can join in for a conversation with the media makers and local activists. On Earth Day, we celebrate our local voices in their eloquent calls for environmental justice and clean air in the Hudson Mohawk region. We focus on local media makers who […]

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 Professor Abby Kinchy and Professor Sebastian Ureta (Chile) and Rodrigo Pino (Chile). Register to screen the Arica documentary by Lars Edman, William Johansson Kalén plus […]

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 a Q&A podcast with co-creators! During the Sanctuary’s “Uptown Summer” program, media makers, artists and scientists worked with teens in camera, audio production, script writing, […]

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 Union reported a planned merger between Ellis Medicine in Schenectady and St. Peter’s Health Partners. Mergers between Catholic Health Systems and secular hospitals have raised […]

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 police force by six additional officers? Join a coalition of groups from Troy in a Town Hall on Sunday, May 2, 2021 as we discuss […]

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 on the WOOC Hudson Mohawk Magazine as part of the build-up to this event. It's time to watch this video again! Then, watch the Q&A […]

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 is affected by Norlite's emissions. Sunflowers not only beautify the landscape, they are hyperaccumulators, removing toxins and heavy metals from the soil. Where: Saratoga Sites […]

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 with attendees! This is an event for the community and gardeners to get together and exchange seedlings for the season. Stop by to pick up […]

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 Mentor Christian Grigoraskos' favorite places on the Sanctuary campus. With a bit of care each year, we have been ushering this once abandoned space into […]

NATURE Lab Opening Celebration with Dr. Jennifer Willet and special guests

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

From the streets of Troy, NY to community science labs around the globe, join our NATURE Lab Opening Celebration!   Join us for the grand virtual opening of NATURE Lab! From around the world, bio artists, scientists and ecologists will inaugurate our new community science laboratory. Featuring a virtual talk/performance by Dr. Jennifer Willet, bio artist […]

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 States. It is expressed in the greed of an oligarchic elite that has seen its wealth increase during the pandemic by $1.1 trillion while the […]

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 about how soil can be a source of lead exposure – and you will have a chance to shape a study of soil contamination in […]

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 […]

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

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

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