Ruderal Ecologies Symposium Kicks Off Spring 2018 Season!

Start off Earth Week right, with the opening of The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s Spring 2018 season! The season begins on April 14 and runs through June 2, with the overarching theme of Ruderal Ecologies & Sustainable Growth.

SANCTUARY SPRING 2018 EVENT SCHEDULE:

Ruderal-EcologyRUDERAL ECOLOGIES: GROUNDS FOR CHANGE A weekend symposium weaving together environmental sustainability and social justice themes, showcasing feminist, indigenous and African-American perspectives. For more information on the symposium schedule, visit the official event listing. Register here!

FRIDAY, APRIL 13 7PM
OPENING KEYNOTE
“Decolonizing the Anthropocene” with HEATHER DAVIS
NATURE Lab Crowdfunding Celebration
ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT NATURE LAB & DANCE WITH PLANTS PARTY W/ SONNY RAY ADAMS

SATURDAY, APRIL 14 9:30AM-6PM
All-day Workshops & Panels
CLOSING KEYNOTE
“Environmental Justice in the Capital Region” with AARON MAIR

SUNDAY, APRIL 15 11AM-3PM
Biomapping Brunch with BIO-ARTIST OLIVER KELLHAMMER & COLLARD CITY GROWERS AZURÉ KEAHI AND CHRISTIAN GRIGORASKOS
Explore the ever-changing biodiverse ecologies of our North Troy neighborhood using a combination of bio-blitzing and community cartography.

 

Oyster-Joe-Diebes

SATURDAY, APRIL 21 7PM $20
Oyster” by Joe Diebes
A modern multimedia opera about iconic folklorist Alan Lomax and his Cantometrics system of categorizing world music, set in the lull between the McCarthy era and the advancing information technology age.
Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents!

 

Sembene-2015MONDAY, APRIL 23 7PM
Sembène!
with FILMMAKERS SAMBA GADJIGO & JASON SILVER
Meet Ousmane Sembène, the African freedom fighter who used stories as his weapon and blazed the trail for generations of writers, filmmakers and scholars.
Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents!

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 6:30PM FREE
6PM RECEPTION
Healing Voices
A film screening and panel to challenge the cultural understanding of “mental illness” with a critical look at America’s broken mental health care system and a message of recovery.
Co-sponsored by the Empowerment Exchange

 

Jazz-Bynum-FujiwaraSUNDAY, MAY 6 7PM $15
Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara
Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and drummer Tomas Fujiwara incorporate all manner of inspiration into their purely musical dialogues to celebrate the roots and branches of jazz.

 

 

Troy-BikeFest-2018SATURDAY, MAY 12 5-8PM SUGGESTED $20
8th Annual Troy Bike Rescue BikeFest
Another year, another BikeFest! Come celebrate with Troy’s bike-friendly community and help keep Troy Bike Rescue doors open as a volunteer-run bicycle resource center for all-ages. Food, music, and cakes will be served!

 

Freedom-Square-by-Ellie-MarkovitchSATURDAY, JUNE 2 3-6PM
Freedom Festival
Join us outdoors in Freedom Square for our sixth annual Freedom Festival! There’ll be free music, free food, free art activities and all kinds of fun!
Rain location: The Sanctuary for Independent Media

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SANCTUARY SPRING 2018 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

Workshop admission functions on a sliding scale: $0-$10. Donations accepted at the door.

SUNDAY, APRIL 22 1-4PM
Soil Seed Bank Research
Prepare test patches for a new generation of wild plants whose seeds are dormant beneath lawns and sidewalks, in artist Ellie Irons’ art-science project “(Re)disturbance Regime: Unearthing to Rewild, Remember, Look Forward.”

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 29 1-4PM
Spring Cleaning + Roots Natty Division Party
Prepare and tidy garden beds that have been resting all winter, to get them ready to receive this year’s plantings. If soil permits, learn to turn one plant into many by the simple practice of root division.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 10 7-9PM
Sound Recording
The key to quality audio production is getting a good recording in the first place. Learn how!

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY MAY 17 7-9PM
Audio Editing
Audacity is a free digital audio editor and recording application that runs on almost any Mac or PC. Learn how to use it to make radio!

 

Sanctuary-map-locationsTHURSDAY, MAY 24 7-9PM
Community Wireless and Mapping
An introduction to modern digital cartography. Map your neighborhood! Own your data, untether from Google Maps. Share your map with friends using mesh networks.

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 27 1-4PM
3rd Annual Plant Sale
We have been maniacally planting seeds and dividing perennials in hopes to spread the bounty of Collard City Growers into your yards and gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT US:
(518) 272-2390
info@MediaSanctuary.org

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