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      7 PM this Friday (11/5)

      Scott Christianson w/
      The Last Gasp

      The Last Gasp book coverAward-winning writer Scott Christianson speaks about the 75-year history of gas chamber execution as well as its intersection with eugenics, the Holocaust, and America's ongoing capital punishment debate. More than a book about the death penalty, The Last Gasp ultimately reveals much about America's values and power structures in the twentieth century. Co-sponsored by Amnesty International USA Local Group 361, Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, Capital Punishment Research Initiative of the University at Albany School of Criminal Justice, New York Civil Liberties Union Capital District Chapter, New York State Defenders Association, Market Block Books of Troy, The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, and New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. By donation. Details.

      7 PM next Friday (11/12)

      Girls to the Front! w/ Sara Marcus, Will Hermes and Mountain Man

      In an evening celebrating female creativity past and present, author Sara Marcus discusses her new book Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution with rock journalist Will Hermes (NPR, Rolling Stone, Spin), and highly acclaimed indie folk trio Mountain Man, fresh off a national tour and slot at Wilco's Solid Sound Festival, gives a rare intimate performance of its bone-tinglingly gutsy take on old traditions and harmonies. Details.

      8 PM next Saturday (11/13)

      Anti-nuclear activist icon Helen Caldicott

      Barely a generation after thousands of Americans were regularly risking arrest to halt nuclear weapons proliferation and stop the civilian nuclear power industry, few seem to remember the great global citizen movement for green energy and disarmament. Dr. Helen Caldicott's visionary voice echoed through those times, and continues the clarion cry for a nuclear-free future. Details.

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      On Sanctuary TV

      Check out these short video highlights of the fall 2010 Sanctuary season so far!

        For complete listings, visit www.MediaSanctuary.org/tv

        Stay tuned for clips from last weekend's production of "Sam Cooke: Where You Been Baby?" and the performance by Abby Lappen, coming soon!

        We're looking for video ninjas to work on Sanctuary TV productions--shooting events, editing clips, uploading files, and with promotion.  Email if you're interested!

        8 PM this Saturday (11/6)

        Stephanie Rothenberg w/
        Best Practices in Banana Time

        A mixed reality talk show that takes place in the real life physical venue of the Sanctuary and simultaneously in the 3D virtual environment of Second Life, exploring new forms of online labor in the global, digital workplace. This event features activists who use Second Life in conjunction with other social media as a tool for forming alternative communities, mobilizing and fundraising. With Alice Alexandrescu and Marc Tomko, co-sponsored by iEAR presents! By donation. Details.

        1-5 PM  this Sunday (11/7)

        Second Life for Community Development:  Re-imagining Your Neighborhood Through Virtual Worlds
        w/ Stephanie Rothenberg

        Participants will work as a team to create 3D prototypes using Second Life's building tools and real time collaborative environment to re-imagine the urban landscape surrounding The Sanctuary for Independent Media in North Troy. Co-sponsored by TAP (Troy Architectural Project), Missing Link Street Ministry, Uptown Initiative and Troy Alley Action Project.  Registration and details.

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