Spring 2009 Season

Free Jazz at the Sanctuary presents Percussionist William Hooker with Oscar Micheaux’s “The Symbol of the Unconquered”

Percussionist William Hooker, the genre-bending Free Jazz legend, will improvise a sound track to pioneering African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux’s 1920 silent film classic, The Symbol of the Unconquered, originally advertised […]

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14 February 2009 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free Jazz from the Sanctuary Presents “Somebody Blew Up America” with Amiri Baraka & Rob Brown

The poet icon and political activist Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) will perform with Rob Brown, one of the New York City downtown music scene’s most in-demand saxophonists, in a reading of […]

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21 February 2009 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free Jazz at the Sanctuary Presents The Splatto Festival Chorus

The Splatto Festival Chorus is a rare assembly that brings together Todd Reynolds (Bang on a Can, Yo Yo Ma, and Meredith Mond) on violins/laptop; Ed Mann (Zappa) on percussion/electronics; […]

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28 February 2009 8:00 am

“Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn and Back” with Filmmaker Reaghan Tarbell

The Kahnawake Mohawk ironworkers who helped to build the famed bridges and skyscrapers of New York City lived with their families in 10 square blocks in Brooklyn - a neighborhood […]

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14 March 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Best of “Fence”: The First Nine Years

Readings from Capital Region writers Chase Twichell, Sam Truitt, Christian Peet, Laura Didyk, and others in celebration of Fence magazine’s brand new anthology of poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction and […]

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18 March 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Opening in the Underground Gallery: “Upstate Girls – What Became of Collar City”

The photographs are on display in the Underground Gallery at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, available for viewing an hour before, during and an hour after events and by arrangement. […]

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21 March 2009 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reception for Exhibit of Iraqi Refugee Children’s Murals at Albany Public Library

Reception for Exhibit of Iraqi Refugee Children’s Murals at Albany Public Library. The murals painted by Iraqi children and teenagers are currently on exhibit on the second floor through March 27. […]

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23 March 2009 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Iraqi/American Youth Mural Workshop: “How Will They Know Us? Building a Culture of Peace”

A two-day art workshop will bring together a group of local Iraqi and American youth to collaborate on a mural painting project. These youth share visions of a peaceful, just […]

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28 March 2009 March 28, 2009 - March 29, 2009

“Upstate Girls,” A Conversation

Teenage girls from throughout the Capital Region share stories about the challenges in their lives, gathering with representatives of the institutions with which they are entwined - including the legal, […]

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02 April 2009 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Shoot an Iraqi: Life, Art and Resistance Under the Gun” with Artist Wafaa Bilal

“Virtual Jihadi” artist returns to Capital Region with new book. Wafaa Bilal braves fear of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Troy censorship to speak again! Iraqi-American digital artist Bilal’s new book […]

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03 April 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Autobiography of a Black Panther with Robert Hillary King

Robert Hillary King became a member of the Black Panther Party while in prison for a crime he did not commit, where he remained in solitary confinement for 29 years […]

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10 April 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“From the Ground Up” with Filmmaker Su Friedrich

Wake up and smell the global economy with acclaimed filmmaker Su Friedrich as she takes you from Guatemala to South Carolina to New York City to see how her morning […]

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24 April 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Two Wheels Good” Bike Movie Screening

Celebrate bike month with "Two Wheels Good," an evening of short bicycle-themed movies curated by Andrew Lynn and members of the Troy Bike Rescue collective to make you laugh, cry, […]

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08 May 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Race Course Against White Supremacy,” with Authors Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn

Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, the former Weatherman-turned-professor (at the University of Illinois in Chicago), was best known for his lifelong commitment to social justice before being drawn into a […]

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09 May 2009 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Live from Lock One with Taína Asili y la Bande Rebelde, plus The Ameros

This show is the first of a regular series called “Live From Lock One,” documenting some of the most creative local artists on the live music scene. Each of the […]

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23 May 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“From Mills River to Babylon and Back” with Filmmaker Joe Stillman and IVAW co-founder Jimmy Massey

The Sanctuary for Independent Media and Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace welcome filmmaker Joe Stillman and Iraq Veterans Against the War co-founder Jimmy Massey for a screening of the new documentary, […]

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06 June 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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