Sanctuary for Independent Media Announces Fall Season of Concerts & Other Events

September 28th, 2016, 11:00 am by Greg

The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy kicks off its fall season of events this weekend and continues with concerts, films, speakers and more. Admission to most events is by donation ($10 suggested; $5 student/low income).

Here’s the fall 2016 schedule of events for the Sanctuary for Independent Media and Freedom Square:

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FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (6-9pm) & OCTOBER 1 (2-7pm)
VACANT BUILDINGS, VANISHED DREAMS
at Freedom Square, Troy
FREE
Youth Media Sanctuary, Julie Casper Roth and Melissa Sarris present stories of working peoples’ struggle to survive amidst urban blight. Neighborhood ambassadors will lead walking tours supplemented by an interactive map, sponsored by Workforce Development Institute.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (6-9pm) & OCTOBER 1 (2-7pm)
NORTH TROY PEOPLES’ HISTORY MUSEUM
at 3334 6th Avenue, Troy
FREE
In a newly-reclaimed once-abandoned building, Brenda Ann Kenneally offers young peoples’ stories situated alongside a timeline of Troy’s rich history in an exploration of post-industrial culture.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2-7pm
STORYHARVEST
at Freedom Square, Troy
FREE
The sixth annual outdoor community party with the Chill Smith DJ Collective, Breathing These Words poetry readings, free food, arts activities and more. Rain site: The Sanctuary for Independent Media.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 7:30pm
FRANK LACY & 1032K
$15
1032K. The Planck temperature. The temperature at which matter ceases to exist, and conventional physics breaks down. Also an apt description for what happens when you mix the cerebral flamboyance of Frank Lacy’s trombone with Andrew Drury’s kaleidoscopic percussion, and the big broad bass sound of Kevin Ray.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 7pm
DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE: AN EVENING WITH BILL AYERS AND BERNARDINE DOHRN
Donation encouraged
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. Bill Ayers, author of the new book “Demand the Impossible,” and fellow activist/educator Bernardine Dohrn offer an engaging conversation about the world, this historical (or hysterical) moment, and where we go from here.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 7pm
TRIO DA KALI
$20
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.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 12noon-9pm
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILM FESTIVAL
Donation encouraged
A community event featuring compelling new films on the themes of urban struggles and hopes, with Greater Nippertown youth media makers joined by mentors Jamel Mosely, Prince Sprauve and Bhawin Suchak. Plus a potluck dinner and panel discussion with Dr. Alice Green of the Center for Law and Justice.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 7pm
MEDEA BENJAMIN
Donation encouraged
Medea Benjamin, whose new book is “Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection,” co-founded 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.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 12noon-6pm
NORTH TROY JUSTICE & PEACE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
FREE
Join us for the annual North Troy Justice and Peace Holiday Celebration, with free food, music, arts activities, bicycles, family portraits by Brenda Ann Kenneally and more.