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Abelove Trial: Defense Closing Arguments

On April 17th, 2016, Troy Police Sergeant Randall French shot unarmed Edson Thevenin to death after pulling him over on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Less than one week later, then Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove hastily convened a Grand Jury to review the case against Mr. French, while at the …



The pandemic is causing us to significantly reframe our programming. We are evaluating ways we can continue our work with the passion and commitment of the past 15 years.

We could really use advice! Your input is critical to our survival and how we move forward.

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Indigenous Voices at the Intersection of Environmental & Social Justice Podcast Series


The podcast series, Indigenous Voices at the Intersection of Environmental & Social Justice, is a collection of interviews by Anna Steltenkamp. The series seeks to decolonize and diversify the voice of media by prioritizing the voices of Indigenous leaders, as well as Indigenous-led organizations and initiatives, that are working …

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