The upcoming fall season of events at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy includes art openings, community festivals, talks, film, and concerts.
Here's a look at the schedule...
All blurbage via the Sanctuary for Independent Media.
September 30-November 30: North Troy Peoples' History Museum (3334 6th Ave)
"Brenda Kenneally's North Troy Peoples' History Museum explores the changes and evolution of families in this neighborhood. It is sited in the former home of the family she chronicled for her project 'Upstate Girls.' After the family was forced to leave, the building was left vacant and fell into disrepair. It was acquired by The Sanctuary for Independent Media and repurposed into a community bio art space." The opening of the exhibit is September 30 at 6 pm.
October 1: StoryHarvest
"The Sanctuary for Independent Media's 6th annual outdoor fall event, cultivating community through art, food, stories and music. This year the event will feature Breathing These Words, with poets Daneille Colin, Nancy Klepsch and others, Chill Smith DJ Collective, and community arts projects as a continuation for the Weekend for Creative Resistence."
October 8: Frank Lacy and 1032K
"Rather than focusing upon the more traditional masters - Ellington, Monk, Miles, etc. - this remarkable trio has, in addition to their own compositions, selected a compelling repertoire from some of the less-often played, but powerfully innovative composers and players of modern Jazz. Among these are Sam Rivers, Albert Ayler, Roswell Rudd, Henry Threadgill and Reggie Workman, along with unique takes on Mingus, Strayhorn and Jimi Hendrix." $15
October 15: Demand the Impossible: An evening with Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn
"In an era defined by mass incarceration, endless war, economic crisis, catastrophic environmental destruction, and a political system offering more of the same, radical social transformation has never been more urgent. Join Bill Ayers, author of the new book Demand the Impossible, and fellow activist/educator Bernardine Dohrn for an engaged conversation about the world, this historical (or hysterical) moment, and where we go from here." $10 suggested / $5 students and low-income
November 9: Trio Da Kali
"Trio Da Kali is a group of outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali, featuring Hawa Kasse Mady Diabaté, Lassana Diabaté and Mamadou Kouyaté. Comprised of voice, ngoni and balafon, the Trio aims to bring a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires." $20
November 13: There Goes the Neighborhood Film Festival
"A community event to celebrate the media mentors and youth media makers from Troy, Albany and Schenectady, and to view compelling films around the theme of urban struggles and hopes. Featuring local media makers and mentors Jamel Mosley, Bhawin Suchak, Darian Henry and Prince Sprauve." $10 suggested / $5 students and low-income
November 19: Medea Benjamin
"Medea Benjamin, whose new book is Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection, cofounded the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been a passionate advocate for social justice over more than 40 years." $10 suggested / $5 students and low-income
December 17: North Troy Justice and Peace Holiday Celebration
"Join us for the annual North Central Holiday Peace and Justice Celebration, with free food, music, arts activities, family portraits and more!"
The org is also hosting a free series of "reclamation clinics" associated with the Breathing Lights public art project:
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