Fall 2010 Season

Raise the Roof – Celebrating Our First Five Years!

“Shoot an Iraqi: Life, Art and Resistance Under the Gun” with Author 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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Exhibition in the Underground Gallery: “Invisible: The Crisis of LGBT Youth Homelessness” by Photojournalist Samantha Box

Across America, a disproportionate share of the tragedy of youth homelessness falls on those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). Mostly poor and minority, many of these […]

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Malian diva Khaira Arby

Join us for our season opener! Experience desert defiance and womanly power as Malian diva Khaira Arby and her band invoke the mystery, history, and heart of Timbuktu, live in […]

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Be The Media! Workshop with The Beehive Design Collective: Collaborative Mural Making

Graphics for the Commons: Learn the tools and techniques of collaborative image making with The Beehive Design Collective, masters of the form, exploring the potential for cartoons to communicate global […]

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Cross-Pollinating the Grassroots: A Presentation by the Beehive Collective

Highlights of new work by the Beehive Collective, swarming in from Machias, Maine. The wildly creative group of artists, activists, educators, and organizers who explain global political issues in an […]

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“2012: Time for Change” Screening

2012: Time for Change (2010) presents an optimistic alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom, directed by Emmy Award nominee João Amorim. The film follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling […]

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Chris Hedges: Death of the Liberal Class

The best-selling author of War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003) introduces the themes of his forthcoming book, Death of the Liberal Class.  Chris Hedges spent nearly two […]

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Jayne Cortez: A Dialogue between Voice & Drums

A fire-spitting evening with drummer Denardo Coleman, featuring a voice celebrated for its political, surrealistic, dynamic innovations in lyricism, and visceral sound. Cortez's work has been translated into twenty-eight languages, […]

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Be The Media! Workshop with Amy Halloran and Ellie Markovitch: Digital Story-telling and Photography – Online Recipe Box

Photographer Ellie Markovitch and writer Amy Halloran team up to lead a digital storytelling workshop that focuses on food as a tool to capture powerful personal histories. Please join them […]

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Michael Monasterial’s “Sam Cooke: Where You Been Baby?”

The Sanctuary is proud to present a new musical production of an original historical play by Michael Monasterial illuminating the life and musical genius of singer and Civil Rights movement […]

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Author Scott Christianson, “The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber”

In The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber (2010), award-winning writer Scott Christianson tells a dreadful story that is full of surprising and provocative new […]

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Be The Media! Workshop with Stephanie Rothenberg: Second Life for Community Development & Re-imagining Your Neighborhood Through Virtual Reality

Join artist Stephanie Rothenberg as we create an alternative North Troy in Second Life. Imagine with us what community resources and other improvements can be created to fill the vacant […]

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