Fall 2016 Season

Breathing Lights

Back to School Anti-Violence Celebration

The Sanctuary provides free backpacks for local children along with live music.

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27 August 2016 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

3rd Annual Peacestock with Consider the Source, Andrew Wheeler, Maurizio, The Forever Young Band, Doc Magnum, Eric Lewis

The third annual Peacestock revolves around peace, love, and music. This event hosts free BBQ, henna, and music by Consider the Source, Andrew Wheeler, Maurizio, The Forever Young Band, Doc […]

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10 September 2016 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Creative Resistance Art Openings: North Troy Peoples’ History Museum, Story Candles and Vacant Buildings Vanished Dreams

Exhibitions all take place on the same block as the Sanctuary and are part of Troy Night Out. Take the free historic Troy Trolley to and from Freedom Square with […]

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30 September 2016 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

StoryHarvest Event with Youth Media Sanctuary, Julie Casper Roth and Melissa Sarris: Vacant Buildings, Vanished Dreams

In collaboration with the Workforce Development Institute, this experimental media arts mapping project includes walking tours led by Neighborhood Ambassadors in the community immediately surrounding The Sanctuary and expresses working […]

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30 September 2016 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Brenda Kenneally’s “North Troy Peoples’ History Museum” and “Story Candles”

North Troy Peoples’ History Museum explores the changes and evolution of families in this neighborhood. It is sited in the former home of the family she chronicled for her project […]

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30 September 2016 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

6th Annual StoryHarvest: A Celebration of Art and Food from Seed to Table

The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s 6th annual outdoor fall event, cultivating community through arts activities, free food, stories and music. This year the event, held in Freedom Square, will feature […]

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01 October 2016 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank Lacy and 10^32K

10^32K. The Planck temperature; the temperature at which matter ceases to exist, and conventional physics breaks down. According to Nova, at this point, “strange things, unknown things, begin to happen […]

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08 October 2016 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohr: “Demand the Impossible”

Join longtime activist/educators Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn in an engaged conversation. In an era defined by mass incarceration, endless war, economic crisis, catastrophic environmental destruction, and a political system […]

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15 October 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Collard City Growers Tour, Think Tank, and Community Potluck

Tour Collard City Growers, Troy's first permaculture food forest project, and witness this cultivated abundance. The tour will be followed by a discussion regarding the future of the project. Join […]

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22 October 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reclamation Clinic: No Place Like Home

Financing, selecting and purchasing a home requires hard work and personal commitment, especially a vacant building that requires extensive improvements. This workshop will help people determine whether a building in […]

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22 October 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Multiple Juno Award winner, Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the U.S, and Cuba. Her exploration of Afro-Cuban melodies […]

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08 November 2016 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Trio da Kali

Trio Da Kali is a group of outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians). The group features […]

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10 November 2016 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

There Goes the Neighborhood Film Fest

A community event to view compelling films around the theme of urban struggles and hopes, culminating in a celebration of youth media makers from across the Capital Region: Youth FX […]

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13 November 2016 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrating 200 Years: North Troy Community Network- North Troy People’s History Museum Event

Join us for tours of the North Troy Peoples' History Museum, an exhibit of work by Brenda Ann Kenneally, which explores the evolution of Troy through the history of families […]

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19 November 2016 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Be The Media! Workshop with Brenda Ann Kenneally: Participatory Art and Action

Brenda Ann Kenneally will share strategies for participatory community art practice, including the process behind her scrapbooks, North Troy Peoples’ History Museum, and the Story Candles project. This project is […]

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19 November 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Medea Benjamin

A passionate advocate for social justice for over 40 years, Medea Benjamin, whose new book is Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connections, co-founded the women-led peace group CODEPINK […]

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19 November 2016 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sanctuary Sustainer Reception with Medea Benjamin

Join us in a community potluck. We are recognizing the Sanctuary’s 10th year Celebration, and we are honoring the creative resistance of Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the women-led peace group […]

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20 November 2016 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Collard City Growers: Fruit & Berry Propagation

Come learn the basics of propagating from hardwood cuttings & leave with some new plant (and hopefully, human!) friends. Bring a pot or vessel for carrying transplants home or any […]

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03 December 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reclamation Clinic: The Home Stretch

Learn how to find the right property and establish a realistic renovation budget. City and Land Bank representatives will explain how to submit purchase proposals and qualify for special grants […]

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07 December 2016 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

North Central Holiday Justice and Peace Holiday Celebration

Back by popular demand! Join us for the fifth annual North Central Holiday Peace and Justice Celebration, North Troy’s working peoples’ alternative to the Victorian Stroll. We'll have free portraits […]

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17 December 2016 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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