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Fall 2019 Brochure cover

Fall 2019 Sanctuary Season Announced


The Fall 2019 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media
kicked off on November 1 with a free event celebrating the great work
of Riverkeeper volunteers on the Hudson River and concludes on
December 14 with the free 8th annual North Central Troy Justice &
Peace Holiday Celebration.

In …

Albany Times Union 11-12-19 “Filmmaker Penny Lane headed to Troy for ‘Hail Satan’ screening, workshop”


https://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Filmmaker-Penny-Lane-headed-to-Troy-for-Hail-14829086.php

Albany Times Union
By Amy Biancolli
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Penny Lane, a documentary filmmaker who challenges expectations and flips subjects on their heads, will appear at the Sanctuary of Independent Media in Troy with her latest exercise in unconventional wisdom: “Hail Satan?,” a sympathetic look at Satanists. …

Albany Times Union 10-31-19 “Sanctuary plans events”


https://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Sanctuary-plans-events-14704555.php

Troy venue to host live music, documentaries, NXIVM discussion
Staff report Published Thursday, October 31, 2019

Troy

A free event celebrating the work of Riverkeeper volunteers on the Hudson River will launch the fall season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, located at the 3361 Sixth Ave. …

Sophia Cahillane

Capital Region Women in STEM


This page collects the various interviews done by NATURE Lab intern, Sophia Cahillane, with women in STEM fields. The idea for this came about before Sophia even joined the Sanctuary, but once she heard of the radio station here, she decided to put together a series of interviews with professional women in …

From WOOC (FM 105.3 Troy, NY) and The Sanctuary for Independent Media: The Spirit of the Suffragettes Rises in Troy’s Freedom Square


Posted on 11 July, 2019 by 

Suffragette Parade in New York City, May 6, 1912.

Suffragettes were out to change the world.  

They fought for the vote; they fought for workers, for sexual and reproductive rights, for abolition.  …

WOOC 105.3 FM

RADIO GA-GA: Sanctuary for Independent Media’s radio station nominated for national award


RADIO GA-GA: SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA’S RADIO STATION NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL AWARD

NEWS
 LAST UPDATED JUN 29, 2019

 
Given the limited range of WOOC 105.3 / Troy and its sister station WOOS 98.9 /Schenectady, you’d think the weeknight show …

Join the Sanctuary Sustainer Movement!


If you aren’t already a Sanctuary Sustainer, can you take a moment …

Troy Announces Slate Of Summer Events


WAMC Northeast Report

Mayor Patrick Madden joined officials with Downtown Troy BID and event organizers today to announce summer activities planned in the Collar City.

The calendar of 2019 concerts, cultural celebrations, street festivals, and sporting events kicked off …

How an LPFM Produces an Hour of Hyper-Local News Every Weekday


by  on April 30, 2019 in Community RadioJournalismLPFMPodcast

Podcast: Download

Every weekday an all-volunteer reporting staff produces an hour of …

More Power to Low-Power FM!


“Hudson Mohawk Magazine” demonstrates how hyperlocal news shows can make their limited broadcast range their strength rather than a limitation

ARTICLE BY GABE BULLARD

 

A view of downtown Troy, New York, where the Sanctuary for Independent Media serves the city of about 50,000 with a low-power FM hyperlocal news show, “Hudson Mohawk …

Sanctuary for Independent Media 2019 Spring Schedule


SPRING 2019 SEASON ANNOUNCED AT THE SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA! Schedule features musical performances, speakers, films, workshops, a gallery show, and more!

TROY – The Spring 2019 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media kicks off on March 29 with a free show by the Afro-Latin-Reggae-Rock sensation Taína Asili and concludes …

Sanctuary Spring Season!!


SPRING 2019 SEASON ANNOUNCED AT THE SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA! Schedule features musical performances, speakers, films, workshops, a gallery show, and more!

TROY – The Spring 2019 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media kicks off on March 29 with a free show by the Afro-Latin-Reggae-Rock sensation Taína Asili and concludes …

History of the Suffragettes


The history of the suffragettes can often be misled or embellished as time has passed. While it is good to recognize the accomplishments and successes of our ancestors, it is always important that we recognize their controversies, the problematic pieces of how they achieved success. In recognizing the problems of our predecessors, we can work …

Co-Sponsors Tabling at Spirit of the Suffragettes


Thank you to the following organizations for their contributions, support for the festival, and efforts in our communities!

Unity House – A human service agency based in Rensselaer County that provides assistance to struggling members of the community. They aim to achieve social justice for the community and foster …

Performances in the Spirit of the Suffragettes Summer Festival


Freedom Festival &
Spirit of the Suffragettes
June 8th, 2019. 3-6PM

 

Sa-Roc 3:15-4:30PM
Sa-Roc is otherworldly-figuratively and literally. Since appearing on to the hip-hop scene in 2008, she has upended conventional narratives within the genre, her fiery lyrics peppered with themes of spiritual evolution, social injustice, and …

Taina at Freedom Square

Spirit of the Suffragettes


Spirit of the Suffragettes
Freedom Square, North Troy, …

Uptown Summer 2018


Uptown Summer is a 5-week youth employment program that gives voice to Rensselaer County teens. The program combines art, science, media production, and environmental education. This year’s theme was telling stories of environmental justice and resilience. Each week was packed with programming, introducing youth to new skills and ideas, and developing their creativity and voice.

$20,000 hole in our budget…


Let me explain what happened. For almost a decade, we’ve been receiving general operating support from the Electronic Media and Film program at the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA EMF). Their funding has been critical, particularly since operating support is very difficult to find in a grant world focused on funding one-shot …

Ras Moshe Burnett

Ras Moshe at Sanctuary for Independent Media


Published 2:16 pm EST, Wednesday, December 5, 2018

 

Ras Moshe

 

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Ras Moshe was born Theodore Burnett III in Brooklyn, heir to a rich family musical legacy. A grandfather who came to America from Jamaica played saxophone in bands led by luminaries like Chick Webb, Benny Carter and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. …

Upcoming Events
Dec. 14
North Central Troy Justice and Peace Holiday Celebration
Dec. 17
NATURE Lab: Health Autonomy Clinic – Session 2

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