Sanctuary for Independent Media 2017 fall

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Among the people making appearances this season (left to right): journalist Chris Hedges, journalist Azmat Khan, and filmmaker Parvez Sharma.

The upcoming fall season of events at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy is out. As in seasons past, it includes music, talks, films, and community events.

Here's a quick-scan look...

October 21: Melissa Aldana
"A rising tenor saxophone star taking the jazz world by storm, Melissa Aldana leads a high octane quartet featuring Michael King on piano, Pablo Menares on bass and Tommy Crane on drums." $20

October 21: Gallery opening
"'Troy Projec'" features photographs juxtaposing past and present in the Underground Gallery, plus 'Echoes from Lock One' in the NATURE Lab Gallery."

October 29: Nano Stern
"Nano Stern, appearing with Patricio Rojas on bass and Cristian Carvacho on drums, is the voice of a newly politicized Chilean generation squarely in the nueva canción tradition. Local heroes Taína Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro open the show." $15

November 10: Chris Hedges
"Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times Best Selling author Chris Hedges will speak on fascism in the age of Trump. Gourmet vegan fundraising dinner to benefit WOOC 105.3 FM at 5 PM."

November 18: A Sinner in Mecca with Parvez Sharma
"Muslim and openly gay, Parvez Sharma travels to Mecca to reveal a never-before-seen side of Islam with his book and film, A Sinner in Mecca."

December 1: Azmat Kahn
"An investigative reporter working to fuse righteous journalism and innovative storytelling, Azmat Khan's groundbreaking work has taken her to conflict zones around the world."

December 9: Quest with director Jonathan Olshefski and producer Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
"Filmed with vérité intimacy for over a decade, this moving portrait of a family in North Philadelphia is set against the backdrop of a country now in turmoil."

December 13: North Central Justice & Peace Holiday Celebration
"Join us for the seventh annual year-end festivities, featuring free food, music, arts activities, portraits by internationally recognized photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally, a tree lighting, and more!"

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