|Spring 2016 Brochure
Bricks, digital photograph, 2015
Rain, digital photograph, 2015
Kite, digital photograph, 2015
Sheets, digital photograph, 2015
Ashley Mosher graduated from Hudson Valley Community College
and the State University of New York at Purchase with a Fine Arts
degree concentrating in photography. She focuses on object
or the absence of object in a meditation on light and shadows,
corresponding to thoughts and emotions. She resides in Honolulu.
Curing Violence Together
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016
"Cure Violence" is an innovative program that addresses urban
violence by treating it like a disease and stopping its spread. Trinity
Alliance of the Capital Region, a local social service organization,
first implemented the program in Albany and expanded it to Troy
in 2014. In honor of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s tradition of
non-violence, David Elliott, director of the Troy program, discusses
the history of the Cure Violence program model, its origins and its local
implementation of "Leaders Leading Troy's Youth." Elliott outlines
the model's goals to reduce shootings and homicides.
Give or Get Lost
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016
Zac Halloran, CEO and founder of Twill, discusses his
passion for giving back through social entrepreneurship.
Twill sells 100% organic cotton blankets, and for each
blanket purchased, another is set aside for a child in need.
When his brother, a Hudson Valley Community College
graduate, became suddenly ill, Zac was inspired to start a
company that cares. Halloran describes the entrepreneurial
life and how to get an idea off the ground.
Building the Future with Virtual Reality Software
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Owen Bush and Dennis Adamo, founders of daydream.io, a virtual reality software company in Troy,
describe the constantly changing landscape of digital media. Bush and Adamo stress the importance
of being aware of and responding to the next wave of changes in order to survive and flourish in this
fast-paced digital economy.
Everything is Energy: A Look at
Healing Touch Energy Therapy
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Join Sue Van Hook, a biologist and Healing Touch certified practitioner, in the exploration of
the energy centers, circuits and fields of the human body. Learn how to maintain balance to
promote the body's relaxation response and to reap a range of benefits from stress reduction
to stimulation of the immune system. Attendees will be taught Self-Chakra Connection for
home care, using the breath and the mind for personal wellness.
Hudson River Issues:
Threats and Opportunities
Thursday, April 7, 2016
The Hudson River provides natural beauty, recreational
opportunities and important ecological services. Despite its
wonderful assets, the river still faces serious threats from
PCBs, the impacts of power plants, industrial discharges
and toxic chemicals. Manna Jo Greene, director of
Environmental Action of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater,
will trace the progress as well as the obstacles and
challenges still facing this important national treasure.
The Music of the Oppressed and the
Oppressor During the Nazi Holocaust
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Music played powerful roles during the Nazi Holocaust. For the Nazis, music served to
enhance their anti-Semitic propaganda and extreme nationalism. In contrast, for the Jews,
music was a form of passive protest that gave them hope and strength. In honor of Yom
Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Dr. Roselle Chartock, noted educator and
distinguished local scholar, will discuss these opposing experiences of music.
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