Spring 2021 Season

Memorial Altar: “Emerging from Darkness”

An installation to honor personal, community, national and global loss We welcome you to visit Freedom Square, at the corner of 101st St. (where 6th Ave. turns into 5th Ave.) in […]

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17 January 2021 12:00 pm - 7:00 am

MLK Holiday Labor and Community Celebration: Rise Up! The Struggle Continues…

The theme of 2021's twenty-second Capital District MLK Holiday Labor and Community Celebration was "Rise Up! The Struggle Continues..."  The virtual event is over now, but you can watch the […]

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18 January 2021 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Stretched Thin: The Grief of Traumatic Loss with Lisa Good/ Urban Grief

We are individually and collectively being bombarded with grief and traumatic losses. The repetitive losses and cumulative grief in conjunction with the social restrictions associated with COVID-19 have stretched social […]

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05 February 2021 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Clearing the Air in Coeymans: Community Forum on Clean Air vs. Tire Burning

Hold this date for the Coeymans Community Clean Air Forum! Lafarge/Holcim wants to burn millions of tires every year at their Ravena cement plant opposite the Ravena Coeymans Selkirk middle […]

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09 February 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Black History: Capital Region Youth Rise Up!

Exploring the minds of youth in the Black History that they are part of and continue to create. Learn from the voices and vision of our younger generations, as they rise […]

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27 February 2021 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tending the Urban Forest

Learn about the Collard City Growers foodscape and how to care for our arboreal family, with professional arborists from the More Trees Cooperative. ***As health experts project we will continue […]

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07 March 2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Dying with Dignity in New York

In the midst of unprecedented personal, national and global oppression, suffering and death, how do we process loss to maintain hopeful connections?  The People’s Health Sanctuary has offered a 3-part […]

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19 March 2021 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Local Voices / Local Media: The Struggle for Clean Air in the Hudson Mohawk Region

You will receive links to the videos prior to the panel, and then can join in for a conversation with the media makers and local activists. On Earth Day, we celebrate […]

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21 April 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Arica: A Toxic Waste Scandal with “Our Soil” Panel

View a special Northern Hemisphere sneak preview of the documentary Arica, then join us for a panel discussion with directors, Lars Edman and William Johansson Kalén, plus local “Our Soil” project leader […]

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25 April 2021 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Echoes from Lock One

“Echoes from Lock One” is an evocative call for environmental and water justice from the eyes and voices of youth in Troy, NY. Personally screen this video and listen to […]

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30 April 2021 All day

Community Forum to Address Capital Region Health System Merger

This event is over but, thanks to the magic of Sanctuary TV, you can watch the video here.  The Zoom chat window is here. In October 2020, the Albany Times […]

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30 April 2021 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Community Investment, Not Community Police

This event is past - but you can watch the town hall on YouTube or below! Did you know the City of Troy is voting next Thursday to expand the […]

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02 May 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Witness to the Future: 25th Anniversary Screening

Twenty-five years after its release, Witness to the Future’s focus on so-called "ordinary” citizens turned environmental activists has more relevance than ever before! Here's an interview with producer Branda Miller […]

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05 May 2021 All day

Sunflower Planting around Norlite

Join us on Saturday, May 15th to plant sunflowers across the City of Cohoes, with the City's permission. We hope this will be a healing activity for our community that […]

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15 May 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

CCG Plant Swap Party!

Join us (socially distanced, of course!) to actively learn about garden propagation and division! The fruits of our labor will fill the beds of Collard City Growers and swap plants […]

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22 May 2021 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Blitz of the L-Lot: Permaculture in North Central!

Join us! We have a semi annual Blitz of the L lot, which is at the South End of the alley on Glen Street and is one of CCG Garden […]

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28 May 2021 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NATURE Lab Opening Celebration with Dr. Jennifer Willet and special guests

From the streets of Troy, NY to community science labs around the globe, join our NATURE Lab Opening Celebration!   Join us for the grand virtual opening of NATURE Lab! From […]

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27 June 2021 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Chris Hedges, “American Sadism”

Chris Hedges returns to the Sanctuary for a virtual talk about the times in which we live. Sadism now defines nearly every cultural, social and political experience in the United […]

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27 June 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Our Soil Community Meeting

Lead poisoning is a serious health threat in many cities, including Troy, but there is a lot we can do to prevent it. At this community meeting, you will learn […]

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25 July 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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