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    Arica: a Toxic Waste Scandal with "Our Soil" panel
    04/25/2021 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    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" [...]
    Black History: Capital Region Youth Rise Up!
    02/27/2021 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    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 [...]
    Clearing the Air in Coeymans: Community Forum on Clean Air vs. Tire Burning
    02/09/2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    This event is over, but you can see the video here and the chat window here! Lafarge/Holcim wants to burn millions of tires every year at their Ravena cement plant [...]
    Stretched Thin: The Grief of Traumatic Loss with Lisa Good/ Urban Grief
    02/05/2021 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    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 COVID19 have stretched social [...]
    MLK Holiday Labor and Community Celebration: Rise Up! The Struggle Continues...

    01/18/2021 - 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
    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 [...]
    Water Justice: Youth future
    12/12/2020 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    This event is over but you can find video documentation here. On Day 2 of the Water Justice Confluence, meet Water Justice Lab’s environmental mentor Sachem HawkStorm, hereditary sachem (chief) [...]
    Water Justice: Echoes from Lock One
    12/11/2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    This event is over but you can find video documentation here! Water Justice Lab in North Troy, NY hosts “confluence” virtual gatherings with youth environmental justice advocates throughout communities in [...]
    Norlite Town Hall Meeting III: Signature Edition
    11/10/2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT AND GET THE ZOOM INFORMATION BY CLICKING HERE. The "Norlite Bill" (Senate bill 7880B / Assembly bill 9952B) would permanently ban Norlite LLC from burning AFFF, [...]
    Chris Hedges "The Politics of Cultural Despair"
    10/16/2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Chris Hedges will present a new talk examining the cultural and social forces that have given rise to extremism in the United States. He will explore the myriad of factors [...]
    NYS Assembly District 107 Candidate Forum
    09/30/2020 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Join us and the League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County at the free online Candidate Forum for the position of New York State Assembly District 107 Legislator. Click here [...]
    Norlite Town Hall Meeting II: The Sequel
    07/23/2020 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Click here to register for the free virtual Town Hall Meeting: https://tinyurl.com/HUM072320 This time, our panelists will include Jane Williams from the National Sierra Club Clean Air Team; Sean Mahar, [...]
    Norlite Town Hall Meeting
    06/22/2020 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Join Cohoes Mayor William T. Keeler, longtime Saratoga Sites apartment resident Joe Ritchie, Dr. David Carpenter of the Albany School of Public Health, Dr. David Bond from Bennington College, and [...]
    Virtual Book Talk: Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance w/ organizer Lisa Fithian
    06/16/2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    The backstory on some of the most creative, game-changing organizing of our time… from workers’ struggles to Occupy Wall Street, from the Battle of Seattle to Extinction Rebellion.
    Health Autonomy Clinic: Harm Reduction in the Age of Pandemic
    05/05/2020 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Join us for Health Autonomy Clinic focused on harm reduction solidarity in the age of COVID-19. We will view the opiate epidemic as a crisis within a crisis, and examine [...]
    Extinction Rebellion Co-founder Roger Hallam to Speak in Troy on Climate Crisis
    03/03/2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    What can we all do to avert catastrophe and avoid extinction?
    The Radical King: Where Do We Go from Here?
    01/20/2020 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Join us for a celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday! In honor of Dr. King, "The Radical King: Where Do We Go from Here?" program will promote participatory grassroots discussion [...]
    Be the Media! Chet Hardin “Inside NXIVM"
    11/18/2019 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Join journalist Chet Hardin for a discussion of his pioneering role in the investigation of NXIVM as a reporter for the Capital Region weekly Metroland. He is the only journalist [...]
    The Life and Songs of Folk Music Icon Pete Seeger
    05/04/2019 - 7:00 pm
    Musicians Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton join Jesse Jarnow, author of "Wasn't That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the American Soul," in a celebration of [...]
    Be the Media! The Art of News Production with Mike Burke
    05/04/2019 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Mike Burke is a long time producer with the international daily news program, Democracy Now!, with years of experience in all aspects of news production. Join Mike as he shares [...]
    Be the Media! Media and Activism with Astra Taylor
    04/24/2019 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    In an informal conversation about creative process, Taylor will share personal strategies as a filmmaker, writer, and political organizer to activate a people's platform for organizing through diverse media formats.  [...]
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