Spring 2013 Season

Exhibition at the Underground Gallery with Agricultural Stewardship Association: “Kids, Farm, Photography: Connecting with the Land”

Connecting with the Land (on view from March 22 - June 15, 2013) is a photography exhibit that lets us experience local farms through the eyes of youth. The photos […]

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22 March 2013 March 22, 2013 - June 15, 2013

Changing the Climate: (r)Evolution for Social and Environmental Justice

For three days at The Sanctuary for Independent Media a diverse and multigenerational group of activists, educators, and artists will come together to discuss, plan and act around the most […]

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22 March 2013 March 22, 2013 - March 24, 2013

Russell Maroon Shoatz Book Launch, Featuring Colia Clark, Theresa Shoatz, and Milk Not Jails

Author Russell Maroon Shoatz and breaking out of the prison industrial complex: a book launch event for Maroon the Implacable. The evening features presentations by Colia Clark, Theresa Shoatz, and Milk […]

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22 March 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Be The Media! Workshop with Dee Dee Halleck: Freedom to Connect

What is the structure of the vast World Wide Web? Who owns the wires? Who controls access? As education, creativity and science become more dependent on this technology, it is […]

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23 March 2013 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Sanctuary Soul Session with Craig Harris, Seth Tobocman and Sara Littlecrow-Russell: Weaving the Circle of Culture for Planetary Transformation!

The evening will feature performances by Benjamin Barson and the Economic Liberation Quartet; spoken word comic art with Seth Tobocman; the poetry of Susan Deer Cloud. Tobocman will present a […]

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23 March 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Be The Media! Workshop with Jim de Séve: “Kids and Guns: Digital Stories”

With violence topping the news and lawmakers weighing various control measures, the role of guns in our society is a hot topic of debate.  This workshop will focus on the […]

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04 April 2013 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Be The Media! and Kitchen Sanctuary Workshop with Ellie Markovitch: “The Story of Beans”

Digital storytelling meets DIY cooking as we learn and document how to use a pressure cooker to cook dry beans from scratch and on a budget. Please join food artist and […]

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09 April 2013 4:00 am - 6:00 pm

Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits

Zimbabwe’s pride, most successful artist and national treasure, Oliver Mtukudzi is gifted with a deep and gusty voice plus a talent for writing songs that reflect on the daily life […]

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09 April 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Filmmaker Louis Massiah

Louis Massiah is an acclaimed documentary filmmaker and the founder/director of Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia, a media arts center that provides training and equipment access to community groups and […]

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13 April 2013 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Be The Media! Workshop with Louis Massiah: The Wealth Around You – Community History

Documentary filmmaker Louis Massiah, along with the Be the Media! artist/educators (Jim deSeve, Andrew Lynn and Branda Miller) will be part of this workshop have designed this workshop for community […]

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14 April 2013 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

“Herman’s House” with Filmmaker Angad Bhalla

Join us for a screening of an acclaimed documentary that explores the injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art. There will be a full scale model of […]

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16 April 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole

Resurrecting the ancient sounds of French and Spanish dances alongside the spiritual rhythms of the Congo tribes of West Africa, Louisiana musician Cedric Watson and band members Bijou Creole are […]

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19 April 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Birth Story” with Filmmakers Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore

Birth Story is the story of counterculture heroine Ina May Gaskin and her spirited friends, who taught themselves midwifery from the ground up and created a model of care for […]

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25 April 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Taking A Chance on God: The Story of Pioneer Gay Priest John McNeil” with Filmmaker Brendan Fay

The Nazis imprisoned him. The Vatican tried to silence him. Celebrate the powerful story of renegade gay priest John McNeil and the founding of the outcast gay Catholic group, Dignity. […]

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02 May 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Our Nixon” with Filmmaker Penny Lane

Throughout Richard Nixon’s presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that […]

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08 May 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Troy Bike Rescue’s Annual BikeFest 2013

Come on out and support your local community bike project on May 18th. Join the Troy Bike Rescue crew for an all-around celebration including a neighborhood bike tour, kids bike […]

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18 May 2013 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Dirty Wars” with Author Jeremy Scahill

Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, author Jeremy Scahill is the National Security Correspondent for the Nation magazine and the author of the New York Times best-seller Blackwater: The […]

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22 May 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Found Art Mosaic Mural Workshop with Isaiah Zagar

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens creator and artist-in-residence Isaiah Zagar will lead the community in a two-day workshop to transform the Freedom Square Art Stage! Under his direction we will complete an […]

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01 June 2013 June 1, 2013 - June 2, 2013

KitchenSanctuary Workshop with Ellie Markovitch: Ultimate Bean – Vegetarian Feijoada Brazilian Beans

Join food artist Ellie Markovitch, as she shares her secrets with this delicious recipe! Feijoada is a delicious stew of beans.  In Brazil, feijoada (feijoada brasileira) is often considered the national […]

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01 June 2013 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Inaugural Freedom Festival and Juneteenth Celebration

This event celebrates diverse freedom movements, and is inspired by Juneteenth, the oldest national commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. The festival features performances by Taína […]

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15 June 2013 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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