Fall 2020 Season

Black August: People’s Clinic

Black August originated in California prisons in the 1970s as a month of reflection and a time to honor political prisoners, freedom fighters, and martyrs of the Black freedom struggle. […]

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Be The Media! Virtual Workshop with Filmmaker Gavin Guerra: Archival Media and Political Documentary

Join us for this virtual Be The Media ! workshop in which you will learn about crafting a narrative through dialogue, and the art of editing with archival footage.  Gavin […]

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Virtual Town Hall Meeting with “Let the People Decide” Filmmaker Gavin Guerra

The struggle over voting rights is headline news but, as this film shows, the fight goes back generations as strategies to suppress the vote have evolved over the decades. As […]

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Chris Hedges on “The Politics of Cultural Despair”

Author, activist and dissident Chris Hedges speaks at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on October 16, 2020.  In this talk he examines the cultural and social forces […]

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Lawn (Re)Disturbance Laboratory Sound Walk

Unearthing to Rewild, Remember, Look Forward What kind of biodiversity can lawn ecosystems support? This fall, Lawn Lab offers a meditative audio tour for slowing down and tuning in to […]

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The Story of Plastic With Filmmaker Deia Schlosberg and Special Guest Judith Enck – [CANCELED/COVID]

A searing expose uncovering the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around […]

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Be The Media! Workshop with Messiah Rhodes: Passion to Tell Your Story

A workshop focuses on learning the journey of Messiah Rhodes and being inspired to tell their own stories!  From traditional documentary to visions of the future, Messiah is a filmmaker/prophet […]

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“Against all Odds” with Filmmaker Messiah Rhodes and Panel Discussion “Incarceration in the Pandemic: Connecting the Dots”

Join us for a screening and discussion of Against All Odds with filmmaker Messiah Rhodes followed by the panel with local incarceration activists Nicole Cook-Reed, Thomas Kearney, and Roni Minter. Against […]

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People’s Health Sanctuary presents: End-of-Life in the Age of Covid

In the midst of unprecedented personal, national and global oppression, suffering and death, how do we process loss to maintain hopeful connections? End-of-Life in the Age of Covid features conversations about our […]

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Water Justice: Echoes from Lock One

Register for either/both days of this event here! Water Justice Lab in North Troy, NY hosts “confluence” virtual gatherings with youth environmental justice advocates throughout communities in the Hudson River Watershed. […]

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