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    "The End of Ice" with Dahr Jamail
    04/16/2019 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Join us for a book talk with Dahr Jamail and a great evening of conversation!  After nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned [...]
    Be the Media! The Art of Investigative Journalism with Dahr Jamail
    04/16/2019 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    From his fearless journey reporting on the war front to his scaling of glaciers to share stories on climate change, share the struggles, strategies, and personal process of this path-breaking [...]
    State of Science Panel with CapSci!
    04/13/2019 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Join us for a panel on science activism and advocacy in the Capital Region with public officials, scientists, and activists focusing on how we, as concerned citizens, can get [...]
    "How To Read A Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance" with L.A. Kauffman
    04/04/2019 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    In her new book, the mobilizing coordinator of the 2003-2004 Iraq War protests explains what makes today's grassroots resistance different from past movements in America. When millions of people took [...]
    "Nature?" Lecture with Bioartist Marta De Menezes
    04/01/2019 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Join us for an exploration of how modern science can be incorporated into the artistry field with the help of an internationally-renowned pioneer of biological arts. From 5:30-6:30, Marta de [...]
    Ronald Kitchen "My Midnight Years" Book  Discussion
    11/30/2018 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Join author and activist Ronald Kitchen in a discussion of his memoir "My Midnight Years: Surviving Jon Burge’s Police Torture Ring and Death Row."
    Who Do You Think You Are?  DNA Ancestry and Biosurveillance  with Bioartist Heather Dewey-Hagborg
    11/28/2018 - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Please register for this workshop as well as any others you'd like to participate in by clicking here. 3-6PM: Workshop *Please bring a laptop or tablet to work on, and [...]
    Crime and Punishment with Filmmaker Stephen Maing, Manuel Gomez (Private Investigator) plus George Weddington (Justice for Dahmeek)
    11/14/2018 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Join us for a screening and discussion of  the riveting documentary Crime + Punishment, a film chronicling the struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities [...]
    Chris Hedges "America: The Farewell Tour"
    11/03/2018 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author shows us an America that should shame us: a land of rampant and deadly drug addiction, of escape into gambling, sadism and pornography, [...]
    Ruderal Ecologies: Grounds for Change
    04/13/2018 - 04/15/2018 - 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    CHECK OUT video documentation of RUDERAL ECOLOGIES! This event was free and open to the public, with donations encouraged  to build the NATURE Lab Environmental Education Center.  Register here. This [...]
    "QUEST" with Filmmaker Presentation & Community Potluck
    12/09/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      Documentary filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski presents his first feature-length film: QUEST.    The documentary is a moving portrait of a North Philadelphia working class family over the span of 10 [...]
    Azmat Khan
    12/01/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Award-winning investigative reporter Azmat Khan joins us at the Sanctuary to speak about her groundbreaking investigation into civilian casualties in the anti-ISIS air war in Iraq. This event is co-sponsored by [...]
    "A Sinner in Mecca" with author & director Parvez Sharma
    11/18/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Come watch "A Sinner in Mecca" with filmmaker and writer Parvez Sharma. Sharma's documentaries and written works dissect the complicated intersection of faith and sexuality. Through his work as a director [...]
    Chris Hedges
    11/10/2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and New York Times Best Selling author Chris Hedges is returning to the Sanctuary to speak about corporatism, government, and fascism in the age of Trump.     With [...]
    Vegan Dinner with Chris Hedges
    11/10/2017 - 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
    Join Chris Hedges before his talk for a gourmet vegan dinner in support of the Sanctuary's radio station, WOOC 105.3 FM. Dinner will be prepared by visiting gourmet chef Intaba [...]
    04/29/2017 - 04/30/2017 - 11:00 pm - 1:30 am
    We just learned that Richard Wolff is suffering from a severe flu; his doctor advises him not to travel or expose others to his illness. We wish him a speedy [...]
    11/20/2016 - 12:00 am - 2:00 am
    Medea Benjamin on Creative Resistance and her latest book sponsored by Women Against War 5:30-6:30 Community potluck before presentation Join us in the Sanctuary's 10th Year Celebration, as we honor [...]
    05/21/2016 - 05/22/2016 - 10:30 pm - 1:19 am
    Join Amy Goodman at The Sanctuary for Independent Media! She'll be the guest of honor from 6:30-7:30 PM at an intimate dinner made from local, farm-fresh and wild ingredients. The [...]
    11/13/2015 - 12:00 am - 2:00 am
    Troy author and activist Amy Halloran will speak about her new book "The New Bread Basket: How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local [...]
    05/04/2015 - 11:00 pm
    Co-sposored by iEAR Presents! and Vasudha Learning Living Community at Rensselaer. In 1998, pirate radio enthusiast “Petri Dish” was one of the founders of Prometheus, emerging from the clandestine studios [...]
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