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Tips for feeding need for culture in a coronavirus lockdown


Enjoying arts, with all due cautions, and how to help makers, displayers


Amy Biancolli
March 18, 2020Updated: March 18, 2020 2:12 p.m.

Local arts in a time of coronavirus: No concerts to hear. No plays to watch. No gallery openings to roam. For all of us, crazy times. For …

Coronavirus Disease 2019

Coronavirus Statement for The Sanctuary for Independent Media


The escalating concerns about the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19 have led to extraordinary measures.

For the well-being of our audience, staff, and artists, facilities at The Sanctuary for Independent Media have been closed, employees are working from home, and all public activities scheduled through March 2020 have been cancelled or postponed. We are hoping …

“Soildarity:” Troy Farmers Market Compost Collaboration


Jim bringing compost to the Collard City Growers garden

We are excited about our compost collaboration with Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market, voted the best farmer’s market in the Northeast region! Trojans are invited to bring their compost to the market, which then makes its way to a demonstration …

Sophia Cahillane

Capital Region Women in STEM


This page collects the various interviews done by NATURE Lab intern, Sophia Cahillane, with women in STEM fields. The idea for this came about before Sophia even joined the Sanctuary, but once she heard of the radio station here, she decided to put together a series of interviews with professional women in …

From WOOC (FM 105.3 Troy, NY) and The Sanctuary for Independent Media: The Spirit of the Suffragettes Rises in Troy’s Freedom Square


Posted on 11 July, 2019 by 

Suffragette Parade in New York City, May 6, 1912.

Suffragettes were out to change the world.  

They fought for the vote; they fought for workers, for sexual and reproductive rights, for abolition.  …

Sanctuary for Independent Media 2019 Spring Schedule


SPRING 2019 SEASON ANNOUNCED AT THE SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA! Schedule features musical performances, speakers, films, workshops, a gallery show, and more!

TROY – The Spring 2019 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media kicks off on March 29 with a free show by the Afro-Latin-Reggae-Rock sensation Taína Asili and concludes …

Sanctuary Spring Season!!


SPRING 2019 SEASON ANNOUNCED AT THE SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA! Schedule features musical performances, speakers, films, workshops, a gallery show, and more!

TROY – The Spring 2019 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media kicks off on March 29 with a free show by the Afro-Latin-Reggae-Rock sensation Taína Asili and concludes …

COVID-19 Coverage


Our intrepid team of Hudson Mohawk Magazine volunteer radio producers has continued to produce the show remotely, since The Sanctuary for Independent Media locked down on Monday, March 16. Our producers are doing an inspiring job of covering the justice and equity aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic that dominant media is not focused on.

$20,000 hole in our budget…


Let me explain what happened. For almost a decade, we’ve been receiving general operating support from the Electronic Media and Film program at the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA EMF). Their funding has been critical, particularly since operating support is very difficult to find in a grant world focused on funding one-shot …

No PhDs needed: how citizen science is transforming research


 23 OCTOBER 2018

Projects that recruit the public are getting more ambitious and diverse, but the field faces some growing pains.

Aisling Irwin

 

 

Japanese priest Sadamaru Okano stands beneath a Geiger counter (top left) that sends radiation readings to the Safecast …

The Sanctuary is Hiring!


Volunteer Organizer/Coordinator
Part-time, 4-8 PM weekdays, $15/hour
 
About Us

Most people know us as The Sanctuary for Independent Media in North Troy, NY; the official non-profit 501(c)3 is incorporated as Media Alliance. Our mission is to use art and participatory action to promote social and environmental justice and freedom of creative expression.

A Weed Library Grows in Brooklyn


Don’t sneer at these enemy plants: Weeds may help feed, heal, and outfit us in the future.

Arvind Dilawar 09.21.18 5:18 AM ET

 

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast

 

On a humid Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn, Anne Percoco and Ellie Irons guide a tour group through plant species …

Coopted environmental justice? Activists’ roles in shaping EJ policy implementation


Environmental Sociology

ISSN: (Print) 2325-1042 (Online) Journal homepage: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rens20

Jill Lindsey Harrison
To cite this article: Jill Lindsey Harrison (2015) Coopted environmental justice? Activists’
roles in shaping EJ policy implementation, Environmental Sociology, 1:4, 241-255, DOI:
10.1080/23251042.2015.1084682

To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23251042.2015.1084682

Published online: …

Nature-Lab

Media Alliance Center in Troy receives grant funding


 

 

TROY, N.Y.— The Media Alliance Center in North Central Troy recently found out they received a $250,000 grant to create the NATURE Lab Urban Environmental Education Center.

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that Environmental Justice grants totaling $2 million …

Spotlight: Delgres at Sanctuary for Independent Media


Published 4:07 pm EDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018
 

 

Delgres

Their record label describes Delgres as “the missing link of the blues,” and an interesting link they are. The trio is fronted by singer/guitarist Pascal Danae, who before starting Delgres had already made a musical career that included working with the likes of Peter …

$2 Million Awarded to Environmental Education Centers in Urban Communities


Groups in New York City, Yonkers, Albany and Troy Selected to Receive Environmental Justice Funds

Environmental Justice grants totaling $2 million have been awarded to four organizations for Urban Environmental Education Centers in New York City, Yonkers, Albany, and Troy, NY. The grants are from the State’s Environmental Protection fund and will support …

Uptown Summer Week Five: Agency


The 2018 Uptown Summer program has now drawn to a close. The theme for our fifth week was agency. This week was the final push to perfect our radio projects before they are broadcast on WOOC FM. 

Between all the audio editing, we still found time to go outside …

NATURE Lab: Community-Led Design in North Troy


This summer, The Sanctuary for Independent Media began the design process for the new NATURE Lab Environmental Education Center. With the help of the Troy Architecture Project and input from the community, we’ll be transforming a long-abandoned building in North Troy into a grassroots science resource for the neighborhood.

NATURE Lab to help transform Troy neighborhood


Program aimed at raising awareness to renovate, move into larger space
By Kenneth C. Crowe II

Will Waldron / Times UnionThe Sanctuary for Independent Media plans to develop 3319 Sixth Ave. in Troy into a community lab.

Troy

The NATURE Lab is …

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