Fall 2015 Season


2nd Annual Back to School/Stop the Violence Celebration

Take Back our Community and Friends of Freedom Square present our second annual back to school celebration! This event will be an evening filled with fun games, food, activities, music […]

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5th Anual StoryHarvest: A Celebration of Art and Food from Seed to Table

Just as farmers reap the harvest, providing sustenance for all, it is time to celebrate all our harvests--the results of seeds sown through art, education, agriculture, tolerance, and everything we […]

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WOOC 105.3 FM Fundraiser: “Moving Heaven and Earth”

A trio of groups will be "Moving Heaven and Earth" to benefit the forthcoming new community radio station WOOC 105.3 FM. The Heavenly Echoes performing traditional gospel songs; JV & […]

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Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone appears with his band in an ambitious show paying tribute to the pioneering work of folklorist Alan Lomax. This collaboration brings together […]

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Tani Tabbal with Michael Bissio and Adam Seigel

With his love of avant-garde and traditional jazz with world rhythms, Hudson Valley jazz percussion icon Tani Tabbal creates dynamic new music. He appears with his trio, featuring Troy native […]

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“The New Bread Basket” with author Amy Halloran

Troy author and activist Amy Halloran will speak about her new book The New Bread Basket: How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local […]

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Anti-Fracking with Environmental Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster

The award-winning filmmaker mixes media and activism to explore key threats to the regional environment, from the “bomb trains” in Albany, to the Kinder Morgan pipeline planned across the state, […]

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Be The Media! Workshop with Jon Bowermaster: Environmental Documentary- Resist Toxic Fracking Infrastructure Skillshare, Networking, Screening

Fracking isn’t banned in NY- learn about toxic infrastructure threatening the state. This community exchange is designed to pool resources, research, and best practices for effective organizing. Resistance to fracking […]

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Satoko Fujiii and Tobira

Electrifying jazz pianist Satoko Fujii performs with her quartet Tobira, featuring Natsuki Tamura, trumpet; Todd Nicholson, bass; and Takashi Itani, drums. A master of reinvention, Satoko Fujii transformed her New […]

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(T)ERROR with Filmmakers Lyric Cabral and David Felix Sutcliff

Saeed "Shariff" Torres, a counterterrorism informant for more than two decades, takes on what he swears is his last job for the FBI and invites filmmakers to follow his covert […]

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Be The Media! Workshop with The Sanctuary Staff: Low Power to the People! Training

Lean how to be a radio DJ and producer! We will discuss the theory and practice of community radio, radio equipment, and FCC rules and policy. This is the first […]

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“Killing Them Safely” with Filmmaker Nick Berardini

Nick Berardini Killing Them Softly (2015) is the story of two brothers, Rick and Tom Smith, who found tremendous success when their company began selling a device that has been called […]

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