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 […]

Post-poned: Tony Cokes in conversation

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy
Virtual Event

Due to limited access to the Rensselaer network, our conversation with Tony Cokes is postponed until further notice. Accordingly all EMPAC events and correspondence are on hold for the time being. Pencil in Thursday, September 2nd into your calendar... to be confirmed once we get closer to the fall! Please join us for an online presentation […]

Community Forum to Address Capital Region Health System Merger

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

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 […]

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


The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

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 video here soon.  We saved the Zoom chat window so you can see it here. Key speakers were Charles Barron (Assembly member District 60), Dr. […]

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