Sanctuary for Independent Media Wins Tom Paine Award


Veterans For PeaceThe Tom Paine Chapter of Veterans for Peace have announced the recipients of the annual Tom Paine Winter Soldier Peace and Justice Awards, including Troy’s Sanctuary for Independent Media, the production and performance facility that hosts screenings, training in media production and is a meeting place for artists, activists and independent media makers.

In addition to the Sanctuary, other award recipients include Maureen Aumand (a teacher and librarian, active with Women Against War, as well as other local peace groups; and Kathy Manley, an attorney working on criminal defense and constitutional rights, and a volunteer with civil rights groups including the Muslim Solidarity Committee, Project SALAM and the New York Civil Liberties Union.

The recipients will be honored at the annual Tom Paine Winter Soldier Peace and Justice Awards Dinner on Tuesday, October 29, at the Latham Fire House Banquet Room in Latham. The evening will kick off at 5:45pm with a cash bar, followed by dinner at 7pm and the awards ceremony at 8pm.

The cost of the dinner is $29.95 with reservations required by Sunday, October 20. Checks may be made out to “Veterans For Peace” with dinner selection (chicken, roast beef or vegetarian lasagna) indicated on the memo line of the check. Checks may be mailed to Dan Wilcox, 280 South Main Ave., Albany, NY, 12208.

COMING UP NEXT: The Sanctuary for Independent Media is hosting the 50th anniversary tour of the marvelous Bread & Puppet Theater at 7pm on Thursday (October 17). GO HERE to enter to win FREE TICKETS…

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