Initiative: Freedom Square

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 …

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 …

Uptown Summer 2020 – Media & Design

Uptown Summer 2020 participated in media and design projects as part of their work …

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. …

Black August People’s Clinic

Aug. 21
Black August People’s Clinic

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 …

frank coughlin

Dr. Frank Coughlin On How To Protest Safely

Is it safe to rally with hundreds of other people during this pandemic? What’s …

Coronavirus Disease 2019

Coronavirus Statement for The Sanctuary for Independent Media

The escalating concerns about the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19 have led to extraordinary measures.

For the well-being of our audience, staff, and artists, facilities at The Sanctuary for Independent Media have been closed, employees are working from home, and all in-person public activities scheduled through September 2020 have been cancelled or postponed. We are  …

Regina Tillman

Regina Tillman is the Festival Coordinator for the Spirit of the Suffragettes Concert Series …

StoryHarvest Celebration with Toko Telo and Katani: Finale to the Spirit of the Suffragettes Festival!

Sep. 21
StoryHarvest Celebration with Toko Telo and Katani: Finale to the Spirit of the Suffragettes Festival!

Alliance for Positive Health with Patrick Galli

Patrick Galli of the Alliance for Positive Health sat down with Hudson Mohawk Magazine …

Mary Jane Smith Day at Unity House!

Unity House Volunteer Coordinator, Moira Geracitano, and Board Member, Sam Shipherd, sat down with …

George Bejian Johnstone Supply

George Bejian of Johnstone Supply sat down with Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer, Melissa Bromley, …