Events

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 […]

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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 […]

Plant & Tree Swap

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Join us for a plant & tree swap at Collard City Growers garden, 3337 6th Ave. in North Central Troy! what: an opportunity to share plant abundance!  how: bring your extra seedlings / saplings and trade with someone else for something new - perennials, annuals, house plants, anything goes! why: a nice excuse to hang out in the […]

Be The Media! “Outta the Muck”: Documentary Process from Vision to Completion

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Join documentary filmmakers Bhawin Suchak and Ira McKinley as they breakdown the process of their project Outta the Muck. From idea development through production through post-production through getting it out there, they will share how they navigated the documentary process to realize their vision. The Be The Media! workshop will include the filmmakers listening to participants's […]

“Outta The Muck” Film Screening with Ira McKinley & Bhawin Suchak

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

A fiercely self-determined family in the deep south resists despair with love in this unique narrative of Black achievement. Filmmakers Ira McKinley and Bhawin Suchak screened their film "Outta The Muck" for a hometown crowd at The Sanctuary for Independent Media on May 7, 2022 in Troy, NY. This is the Q&A that followed the […]

“Witness,” a documentary with filmmaker Masood Haque

Please join us for a screening of Witness, a documentary film about the Aref-Hossain case, with filmmaker Masood Haque. The screening is followed by a panel with Lynne Jackson, Kathy Manley and Larry Rulison. This event is part of iEAR Presents! and co-sponsored by Project SALAM (Support and Legal Advocacy for Muslims), Coalition for Civil Freedoms, […]

Be The Media! Hudson Mohawk Magazine Skillshare: Volunteer-Powered News, with Norman Stockwell

Join the legendary independent journalist Norman Stockwell, who for 20 years was Operations Coordinator in Madison Wisconsin's WORT-FM Community Radio during the glory years of one of the very best community radio stations ever! WORT is famous for having a very effective volunteer powered news department. Learn from Norman about how he and WORT successfully […]

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