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North Troy Environmental Justice Film Festival


Just in time to honor the true spirit of Earth Day, the North Troy Environmental Justice Film Festival presents a slate of grassroots media projects with the lofty goal of changing the world. From April 21 through May 5, a series of online screenings, presentations and workshops will highlight the struggles of “ordinary” people from …

Poster for North Troy Environmental Justice Film Festival
Picture of Mia Nilo a Sanctuary neighbor who volunteers weekly bringing food to the free food box that is part of our Emerging from Darkness participatory altar

Freedom Square Installation Bringing Community Together


By Erika Leigh Troy

The Emerging From Darkness Art Installation has been in Freedom Square in Troy since Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, but many members of the community are just starting to learn about it. …

Vigils mark grim Covid milestone


 

Dan Levy
Updated: January 19, 2021 11:39 PM
Created: January 19, 2021 11:34 PM

TROY – At Freedom Circle in North Central Troy, there was an alter built by youth in the community to shine a light, not just on the loss of 400,000 lives from Covid-19, but also for …

Barbie Izquierdo – Hunger Free America – Food Insecurity


Barbie Izquierdo, Community Empowerment Manager with Hunger Free America talks about food insecurity and …

Fall 2020 Events!


See what we’ve got coming up and join in…

Altar_Heal_Our_Wounded_by Nancy Weber

Memorial Altar: “Emerging from Darkness”


01/17/2021 – 05/01/2021
Memorial Altar: “Emerging from Darkness”

‘Time for Reckoning’ on WMHT examines post-protest response


Airing Monday, special features activists’ demands, officials’ answers


Oct. 25, 2020Updated: Oct. 25, 2020 2:57 p.m.

 

Activist Jamaica Miles — shown at a July protest in Schenectady — is one of the panelists featured in “The Time for Reckoning” airing at 9 p.m. Monday on WMHT. (Lori Van Buren/Times Union)Lori …

Early voting opens Saturday with surge anticipated at local polls


Oct. 23, 2020 Updated: Oct. 24, 2020 6:44 a.m.

Jerry Ford is pictured outside the United Ordained Church on Third Street where he serves as a deacon on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Troy, N.Y. The community leader is …

Troy organizations provide free buses for early voters


TROY, N.Y. — A coalition of community organizations in Troy are providing free buses to early voting sites.

“We want to level the playing field by providing an opportunity for people to make it out to vote,” Deacon Jerry Ford of the United Ordained Church in Troy, who is helping to organize the …

Voter Registration at Freedom Square

Early Voting!


ALBANY COUNTY:
Click here for details on voting early in Albany County.
COLUMBIA COUNTY:
Click here for details on voting early in Columbia County.
RENSSELAER COUNTY:
Click here for details on voting early in Rensselaer County.

In Rensselaer County, the Board of Elections Commissioners from both the Democratic and …

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Sustain the Sanctuary.


Don’t ever get discouraged.

Sanctuary Board of Directors & Staff


Sanctuary Board & Staff

D. Colin is a poet, actor, and visual artist living in Troy, and originally from Bridgeport, CT. As a multidisciplinary artist, she aims to inspire, empower and educate through poetry, paint and performance and is passionate about cultivating space for stories, healing and community. She is the author of …

Troy kids research Hudson River water quality


 

WNYT Staff
Created: August 21, 2020 08:27 PM

Young people from Troy are taking on the water quality in the Hudson River.

A new collaboration between Riverkeeper and the Sanctuary for Independent Media is giving Troy kids a chance to learn more about the Hudson. …

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Sustain our communities.


Now is not the time to slow down!

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For Black Lives


Black Lives Matter.

Listen here for local coverage of the Movement for Black Lives. This playlist includes all of the speeches from Troy’s Rally for Black Lives on Sunday, June 7, as well as more recent words from those fighting for justice:

MediaSanctuary · Rally For Black …

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For Black Lives


Black Lives Matter.

Listen here for local coverage of the Movement for Black Lives. This playlist includes all of the speeches from Troy’s Rally for Black Lives on Sunday, June 7, as well as more recent words from those fighting for justice:

MediaSanctuary · Rally For Black …