Our Soil Community Meeting

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

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 about how soil can be a source of lead exposure – and you will have a chance to shape a study of soil contamination in […]

Chris Hedges, “American Sadism”

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
Virtual Event

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 States. It is expressed in the greed of an oligarchic elite that has seen its wealth increase during the pandemic by $1.1 trillion while the […]

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

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
Virtual Event

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 around the world, bio artists, scientists and ecologists will inaugurate our new community science laboratory. Featuring a virtual talk/performance by Dr. Jennifer Willet, bio artist […]

Sunflower Planting around Norlite

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

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 is affected by Norlite's emissions. Sunflowers not only beautify the landscape, they are hyperaccumulators, removing toxins and heavy metals from the soil. Where: Saratoga Sites […]

Community Forum to Address Capital Region Health System Merger

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
Virtual Event

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 Union reported a planned merger between Ellis Medicine in Schenectady and St. Peter’s Health Partners. Mergers between Catholic Health Systems and secular hospitals have raised […]

Black History: Capital Region Youth Rise Up!

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

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 up to imagine a more just future! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER This event builds upon last month's Capital District MLK Holiday Labor and Community Celebration […]

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