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A Super Secret Brunch with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hosted by The Yes Men
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
Troy, NY
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A Super Secret Brunch with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hosted by The Yes Men
World-renowned cyberactivist and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will speak The Sanctuary for Independent Media (3361 6th Avenue in Troy) on Sunday, May 15, 20016 at 1 PM.  Admission to the 11 AM brunch is $75; admission to the talk 1 PM alone is $15.  For more information, visit www.mediasanctuary.org or call (518) 272-2390.  Advance brunch tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2529454

On Sunday May 15th, a portal will open between The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy and the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. The inimitable Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, will be piped in from his place of exile to tell participants about the latest and most twisted stories from bleeding edge of journalism: the exciting business of information liberation in the public interest.

His appearance will be introduced by Mike Bonanno from the Yes Men, who will also show an exclusive, never-before-seen film from the time The Yes Men learned from Assange that they were being spied on by the corporate spies at Stratfor. Go with the Yes Men inside the Wikileaks machine to see them help release five million emails liberated from the creepy firm by Anonymous hackers.

The super secret, VIP brunch preceding the Assange appearance will be a totally unique experience. A year in the making, the menu will feature free flowing adirondack champaign (apple cider fermented with sparkling wine yeast)  as well as locally gathered flora and fauna - hunted by Tito Ybarra and members of the Sanctuary board. The menu (which will have plenty for vegetarians) will include many of the foods hidden in plain sight in the woods around us including ramps, fiddleheads, wild rice, duck eggs, and locally landed striped bass. It will be prepared with traditional methods and musical blessings by Tito Ybarra, who is coming in from Red Lake Minnesota for this event, and to participate in the Albany hub for protests against fossil fuels (www.albany2016.org). At the end of the event Tito will lead a delegation from the Sanctuary to the ongoing blockade of the oil trains in Downtown Albany.

Brunch: 11 AM ($75.00)
Appearance by Assange: 1PM ($15)
Procession to fossil fuel protests: 2:30 (FREE!)

Local presentation of Julian Assange, Tito Ybarra and Mike Bonanno from the Yes Men is made possible by volunteer labor and small financial contributions from hundreds of patrons of The Sanctuary For Independent Media.

The Sanctuary For Independent Media is a community media arts center located in an historic former church in Troy, NY.  The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds.  The Sanctuary is located at 3361 6th Avenue, three doors down from 101st Street in North Troy.


The Sanctuary for Independent Media (View)
3361 6th Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
United States


Comedy > Improv
Education > Tours

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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