Thursday, May 14, 2020

Tonight: Neuroqueer Support Circle // & community resources info!



This evening, 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Neuroqueer Support Circle (online info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87138070563 // Meeting ID: 871 3807 0563). https://www.facebook.com/events/348359786124384/

We are neuroqueer, neurodivergent and neuroemergent. We have nervous systems which challenge the norms of psychiatry, ability and social expectations. Many of us have been deeply pathologized from a young age. Many of us have had difficulty recognizing the validity of who we are, difficulty perceiving and developing our abilities, our gifts, in the climate of pathologization we've been steeped in. But we have the chance to form new circles of validation, to immerse ourselves in affirming spaces, to be "believing mirrors" for each other. And some of us have learned ways to embrace who we are and would love to share about it! Life can be difficult or just different for us so let's talk about it! (or draw, stim, sign, sing, dance about it).

If that' s what you've been dreaming of, please join this co- facilitated circle

Details:

-This is a non-structured sharing space with revolving facilitators. We may decide to focus on a specific discussion topic or not. Non- verbal means of communication and sharing or just being will be welcomed.
-This will be an anti- oppression focused space.*
-This will be a queer space, (for ppl with LQBTQIA+ identities, yes, including Ace) with a possibility of opening up to others later once queer safety has been established to our satisfaction. -Respecting various gender identities and pronouns is a must.

Who this space is for: queer people of all kinds of neurodivergence, including but not limited to adhd, bipolar, autistic, spd, hsp, bpd and so many more, regardless of diagnoses. No official diagnosis is necessary, people's self knowledge of their own nervous system will be respected. (Sometimes ppl can feel like they aren't neurodivergent enough, and if that's what's going on for you, talk to us!). https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87138070563 // Meeting ID: 871 3807 0563

Spreading the word about Mutual Aid 
in Santa Cruz & South County (Watsonville etc) 

~COVID Santa Cruz County Aid & Volunteer Form
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0o0wsubIj5NVXINzx7Ay8vEyKpLbIk_sQ0r6JLxbZWHYrjQ/viewform "Please fill out this form if you live in Santa Cruz County and have specific needs due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Also use this form to indicate that you can help provide for the needs of other people." More info at link

~Formulario de Ayuda COVID-19 y Voluntariado del Condado de Santa Cruz - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdniP7QKEo8mgv8CdqJIDLzCekgBU-hhAeKx3V0CZtkFfDmAA/viewform "Complete este formulario si usted reside en el condado de Santa Cruz y tiene necesidades específicas debido a la pandemia de coronavirus. También utilicé este formulario para indicar que desea ayudar a otras personas quienes lo necesiten."

****Other community resources making a difference in people's lives...

-Highlighting this "Amah Mutsun Families COVID-19 Relief Fund" -- they are so close to their goal. https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/amah-mutsun-families-covid-19-relief

Update from the fundraiser: "Thank you! The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band sincerely thanks all of the donors who have contributed such generous donations! We are very fortunate to work with such a kind and giving Community. The help we have received from each of you and other community members has greatly increased our ability to directly respond to the needs of our elders and tribal members in this difficult time. After accessing the necessities within in our Tribe, our committee has decided to continue our campaign. We are raising our goal to $15,000 as we begin to distribute our services and funds. With the high probability of COVID-19 stretching into Fall and beyond; our tribal members will soon be facing no unemployment or FFCRA benefits. This is extremely concerning and why we have made the decision to keep fundraising. We would appreciate the continued sharing of this relief fund out into your communities and via your social media networks. With gratitude, we wish good health and blessings to you and your families. Please be safe! Respectfully, The Amah Mutsun Families COVID-19 Relief Fund Committee"

-Recommendation from YARR (Your Allied Rapid Response):
We assume some of you are in the position of being able to make a donation for those who have not been eligible for any money through the federal relief package. This includes not only those who are undocumented, but also US citizens who are married to specific groups of immigrants, like those on student visas. DACA college students may also be blocked from receiving aid. Given the cost of living in Santa Cruz county, federal relief will also fall short for other vulnerable groups. We have been researching which organizations in the county are able to get money out into the community quickly with minimal barriers/hurdles for those who are in need. At this time, if you are able, we are recommending you make a donation to the Community Action Board, through the CAB COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. 100% of your donations will go to support groups such as those who are undocumented, unhoused, and/or have aged out of foster care. Here's the donation webpage: https://cabinc.org/2020/04/17/undoc-covid19/

-UndocuFund Monterey Bay is a collaborative effort to assist Monterey Bay area undocumented immigrant workers impacted by COVID-19. The fund will help individuals and families with a one-time emergency assistance in this time of crisis. https://www.undocufundmb.org "Undocumented workers are over-represented in the services, hospitality, and agriculture industries; industries severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to the loss of their homes, wages, and/or employment. At the same time, undocumented workers have been excluded from federally and state funded safety net programs. This comes at a time when immigrant communities were already threatened by anti-immigration policies like public charge."

-Hub Fundraiser has almost reached it's goal!
We're so very grateful to you all that have donated... and if you've thought about it you still can. And there's links above for groups to consider donating to before and in addition to the Hub. https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/rent-for-the-hub-for-sustainable-living

-Support Food Not Bombs! from https://santacruz.foodnotbombs.net Everyone is welcome to join us. "VOLUNTEER We need volunteers every day at Laurel and Front Streets from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Please call us at 1-800-884-1136 to be placed on the schedule." menu@foodnotbombs.net // FNB serves food 7 days a week and is part of an international movement. More info at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SantaCruzFoodNotBombs/

-The Diversity Center - from http://www.diversitycenter.org "Due to the spread of COVID-19, the Diversity Center will be closed during the Shelter in Place Order. Our support groups will continue virtually and our staff will still be here to support you while working from home. Click on the EVENTS menu above and select COMMUNITY CALENDAR to learn how to join our virtual groups." http://www.diversitycenter.org/community-calendar and more info at https://www.facebook.com/diversitycenterscc/ and https://www.facebook.com/transtdc/

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SubRosa is part of a community center called The Hub --- 
Check out The Hub's facebook, instagram & website for info re: other Hub projects!
& link to fundraiser 

Contact info for our neighbors at The Hub 
And see updates how they are also responding 
to the coronavirus and community safety...

-The Bike Church --- http://bikechurch.santacruzhub.org // https://www.facebook.com/thebikechurch/ // https://www.instagram.com/thebikechurch/
-Hard Core Compost --- https://www.compost.bike // https://www.instagram.com/hardcorecompost/ // www.facebook.com/compost.bike/
-The Fábrica --- https://thefabrica.org // https://www.facebook.com/thefabrica/ // https://www.instagram.com/the_fabrica_/
-PedX Courier & Cargo --- http://pedxsc.com/ // https://www.facebook.com/pedxsc/ // https://www.instagram.com/pedalersexpress/
-Sanctuary Santa Cruz --- https://sanctuary-sc.net // https://www.facebook.com/sanctuarysantacruz/
-Tenant Sanctuary --- https://tenantsanctuary.org // https://www.facebook.com/tenantsanctuary/

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SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others and challenge our assumptions and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, queer&homophobia, racism, ableism and other hierarchies.

http://www.subrosaproject.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/subrosaproject and https://www.instagram.com/subrosa_sc/

SubRosa is part of the Hub Community Center, in downtown Santa Cruz, CA which is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.
Do you want to join SubRosa in solidarity with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band?

-Contribute to The Humunya Foundation of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, a 501 (c) (3) Private Foundation under the Internal Revenue Code. As such, donations made to the Humunya Foundation are tax deductable. The Humunya Foundation was created to fund raise, facilitate Tribal cultural activities and conduct outreach to the public. More information http://amahmutsun.org/foundation
-Sign up for the Amah Mutsun Land Trust email list for more information and opportunities to get involved.
-Consider making a monthly donation to Amah Mutsun Land Trust to support the tribe's Indigenous stewardship and cultural relearning work.
-Check out http://www.protectjuristac.org/how-to-help/ to protect Juristac, an Amah Mutsun sacred site threatened by a proposed mining operation in Santa Clara county. Actions include: Sign the petition to protect Juristac, an Amah Mutsun sacred site threatened by a proposed mining operation in Santa Clara county. https://www.amahmutsunlandtrust.org and http://amahmutsun.org and http://www.protectjuristac.org


Thursday, April 30, 2020

Cactus Bloom IG Show // May Day in SC // Hub fundraiser // community resources // & more!!!





Hub Fundraiser - we're almost reached our goal! The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living is a constellation of community-based projects that has been building and celebrating community and offering crucial resources since 1994. We are currently closed for community safety, and rather than have each individual project at the Hub shoulder the burden for rent alone, we are focused on a collective effort to raise rent/expenses all together, and we're asking you to help us with that! Thanks for your support! See info below for other efforts to offer support in Santa Cruz - if you have the means, please consider donating to the Hub after and in addition to supporting these urgent needs.

-Saturday, May 2nd, 7 - 9pm: Cactus Bloom IG Livestream Benefit show for the Hub!

Next https://www.instagram.com/cactusbloomsc/ live stream show coming up this Saturday 5/2! Tune in to catch...

-Diners (https://www.facebook.com/dinersmusic/)
-4BBR (members of Day Trip- https://www.facebook.com/tripOfTheDay/)
-bb Sinclair (https://www.facebook.com/bbsinclairsc/)
-Smooth Alligator (Jordan of Adult School- https://www.facebook.com/adultschoolca/)
-Practicing Sincerity (https://www.facebook.com/practicingsincerity/)
-Chaotic Futch (https://chaoticfutch.bandcamp.com/releases)

Playing live on your phone! https://www.facebook.com/events/255466845641065/ They'll be taking donations to help us and our friends at The Hub! https://www.instagram.com/santacruzhub/ and https://www.facebook.com/santacruzhub/🤘

-And May Day in Santa Cruz - Join the May Day strike against austerity and unsafe working conditions in Santa Cruz this Friday from 12-4:30! Meet in the Oakes College parking lot (from https://www.instagram.com/payusmoreucsc/)

Our greatest weapon against layoffs, pay reductions, and cuts to social welfare during and after COVID is the withholding of our labor. Workers across the world at universities, Amazon, Whole Foods, Target, Instacart, Walmart, and FedEx, to name a few, are going on strike this May 1. In addition, millions of tenants are withholding their rent.

Do not go to work as usual May 1, whether in person or online. Do not pay your rent. Reclaim the time and resources you need to care for yourself and your community.

Join us for a May Day Caravan as we stand with those striking and fighting for their right to live in this city. From the Oakes College parking lot, we will embark on a slow-moving, socially-distant action using car and bike transit from campus to downtown to support workers across the city (full route details TBA).

Those without a vehicle are welcome to join at one or more locations! If you are not currently in Santa Cruz, you can still be part of our journey by following along on here or on Twitter @payusmoreucsc.

WHAT TO BRING!!!
-Personal masks or bandanas
-Banners, signs, and markers for vehicles in support of striking workers and renters
-White flags in support of the rent strike
-Flowers and other offerings for the UCSC loop bus driver who passed away due to COVID
-Care packages with masks, hand sanitizer, and other safety supplies to donate to front line workers and folks living unhoused

Spreading the word about Mutual Aid 
in Santa Cruz & South County (Watsonville etc) 

~COVID Santa Cruz County Aid & Volunteer Form
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0o0wsubIj5NVXINzx7Ay8vEyKpLbIk_sQ0r6JLxbZWHYrjQ/viewform "Please fill out this form if you live in Santa Cruz County and have specific needs due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Also use this form to indicate that you can help provide for the needs of other people." More info at link

****Other community resources making a difference in people's lives...

-Recommendation from YARR (Your Allied Rapid Response): We assume some of you are in the position of being able to make a donation for those who have not been eligible for any money through the federal relief package. This includes not only those who are undocumented, but also US citizens who are married to specific groups of immigrants, like those on student visas. DACA college students may also be blocked from receiving aid. Given the cost of living in Santa Cruz county, federal relief will also fall short for other vulnerable groups. We have been researching which organizations in the county are able to get money out into the community quickly with minimal barriers/hurdles for those who are in need. At this time, if you are able, we are recommending you make a donation to the Community Action Board, through the CAB COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. 100% of your donations will go to support groups such as those who are undocumented, unhoused, and/or have aged out of foster care. Here's the donation webpage: https://cabinc.org/2020/04/17/undoc-covid19/

-UndocuFund Monterey Bay is a collaborative effort to assist Monterey Bay area undocumented immigrant workers impacted by COVID-19. The fund will help individuals and families with a one-time emergency assistance in this time of crisis. https://www.undocufundmb.org "Undocumented workers are over-represented in the services, hospitality, and agriculture industries; industries severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to the loss of their homes, wages, and/or employment. At the same time, undocumented workers have been excluded from federally and state funded safety net programs. This comes at a time when immigrant communities were already threatened by anti-immigration policies like public charge."

-Support Food Not Bombs! from https://santacruz.foodnotbombs.net Everyone is welcome to join us. "VOLUNTEER We need volunteers every day at Laurel and Front Streets from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Please call us at 1-800-884-1136 to be placed on the schedule." menu@foodnotbombs.net // FNB serves food 7 days a week and is part of an international movement. More info at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SantaCruzFoodNotBombs/

-The Diversity Center - from http://www.diversitycenter.org "Due to the spread of COVID-19, the Diversity Center will be closed during the Shelter in Place Order. Our support groups will continue virtually and our staff will still be here to support you while working from home. Click on the EVENTS menu above and select COMMUNITY CALENDAR to learn how to join our virtual groups." http://www.diversitycenter.org/community-calendar and more info at https://www.facebook.com/diversitycenterscc/ and https://www.facebook.com/transtdc/

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SubRosa is part of a community center called The Hub --- 
Check out The Hub's facebook, instagram & website for info re: other Hub projects!

Contact info for our neighbors at The Hub 
And see updates how they are also responding 
to the coronavirus and community safety...

-The Bike Church --- http://bikechurch.santacruzhub.org // https://www.facebook.com/thebikechurch/ // https://www.instagram.com/thebikechurch/
-Hard Core Compost --- https://www.compost.bike // https://www.instagram.com/hardcorecompost/ // www.facebook.com/compost.bike/
-The Fábrica --- https://thefabrica.org // https://www.facebook.com/thefabrica/ // https://www.instagram.com/the_fabrica_/
-PedX Courier & Cargo --- http://pedxsc.com/ // https://www.facebook.com/pedxsc/ // https://www.instagram.com/pedalersexpress/
-Sanctuary Santa Cruz --- https://sanctuary-sc.net // https://www.facebook.com/sanctuarysantacruz/
-Tenant Sanctuary --- https://tenantsanctuary.org // https://www.facebook.com/tenantsanctuary/
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SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others and challenge our assumptions and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, queer&homophobia, racism, ableism and other hierarchies.


SubRosa is part of the Hub Community Center, in downtown Santa Cruz, CA which is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma. 

 Do you want to join SubRosa in solidarity with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band? 
 -Contribute to The Humunya Foundation of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, a 501 (c) (3) Private Foundation under the Internal Revenue Code.  As such, donations made to the Humunya Foundation are tax deductable. The Humunya Foundation was created to fund raise, facilitate Tribal cultural activities and conduct outreach to the public.  More information http://amahmutsun.org/foundation 
-Sign up for the Amah Mutsun Land Trust email list for more information and opportunities to get involved. 
-Consider making a monthly  donation  to Amah Mutsun Land Trust to support the tribe's Indigenous stewardship and cultural relearning work. 
-Check out  http://www.protectjuristac.org/how-to-help/ to protect Juristac, an Amah Mutsun sacred site threatened by a proposed mining operation in Santa Clara county. Actions include:  Sign the petition to protect Juristac, an Amah Mutsun sacred site threatened by a proposed mining operation in Santa Clara county.  https://www.amahmutsunlandtrust.org and http://amahmutsun.org and  http://www.protectjuristac.or

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Thurs: Neuroqueer Support Online Group // Sat: 5/2- Cactus Bloom IG Livestream Benefit show for the Hub! // & More!



-Thursday, April 23rd, 7:30-9:30pm:  Neuroqueer Support Online Group

The  loosely held theme of this week is "Gifts" but you can still talk about whatever. Thursday 4/23- 7:30-9:30


2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:30- 4/23, 5/7 and ongoing!  https://www.facebook.com/events/234292444449606/

We are neuroqueer, neurodivergent and neuroemergent. We have nervous systems which challenge the norms of psychiatry, ability and social expectations. Many of us have been deeply pathologized from a young age. Many of us have had difficulty recognizing the validity of who we are, difficulty perceiving and developing our abilities, our gifts, in the climate of pathologization we've been steeped in. But we have the chance to form new circles of validation, to immerse ourselves in affirming spaces, to be "believing mirrors" for each other. And some of us have learned ways to embrace who we are and would love to share about it! Life can be difficult or just different for us so let's talk about it! (or draw, stim, sign, sing, dance about it).

If that' s what you' ve been dreaming of, please join this co- facilitated circle.

This is a non-structured sharing space with revolving facilitators. We may decide to focus on a specific discussion topic or not. Non- verbal means of communication and sharing or just being will be welcomed.

This will be an anti- oppression focused space.*

This will be a queer space, (for ppl with LQBTQIA+ identities,yes, including Ace) with a possibility of opening up to others later once queer safety has been established to our satisfaction. Respecting various gender identities and pronouns is a must.

Who this space is for: queer people of all kinds of neurodivergence, including but not limited to adhd, bipolar, autistic, spd, hsp, bpd and so many more, regardless of diagnoses. No official diagnosis is necessary, people's self knowledge of their own nervous system will be respected. (Sometimes ppl can feel like they aren't neurodivergent enough, and if that's what's going on for you, talk to us!)

Accessibility info: This is now online. If you have any accessibility needs for this group now that it's online, please let us know!  Open to folks from all regions but check your time zones bc this is on PST.

-Saturday, May 2nd, 7-9pm:  Cactus Bloom IG Livestream Benefit show for the Hub!

Next https://www.instagram.com/cactusbloomsc/ live stream show coming up next Saturday 5/2! Tune in to catch...


-4BBR (members of Day Trip- https://www.facebook.com/tripOfTheDay/)
-Smooth Alligator (Jordan of Adult School- https://www.facebook.com/adultschoolca/)

Playing live on your phone! https://www.facebook.com/events/255466845641065/ They'll be taking donations to help us and our friends at The Hub! https://www.instagram.com/santacruzhub/
 and https://www.facebook.com/santacruzhub/🤘


***Hub Fundraiser still ongoing: The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living is a constellation of community-based projects that has been building and celebrating community and offering crucial resources since 1994. We are currently closed for community safety, and rather than have each individual project at the Hub shoulder the burden for rent alone, we are focused on a collective effort to raise rent/expenses all together, and we're asking you to help us with that! Thanks for your support! https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/rent-for-the-hub-for-sustainable-living 



Spreading the word about Mutual Aid 
in Santa Cruz & South County (Watsonville etc) 

~COVID Santa Cruz County Aid & Volunteer Form

"Please fill out this form if you live in Santa Cruz County and have specific needs due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Also use this form to indicate that you can help provide for the needs of other people."  More info at link.


~Mutual Aid Fund for Santa Cruz COVID19 Impacts  https://www.gofundme.com/f/mutual-aid-fund-for-santa-cruz-covid19-impacts 


"Raising money to buy supplies for community members' needs during the Covid19 crisis. Please use the link to request any help you need or to volunteer to distribute goods/cook/childcare/provide other forms of support."  More info at link.

~An on-going Google doc for a "Corona Virus Resource Kit" - FYI there is a lot of info, I'd recommend searching for a specific topic if you already know it, rather than scanning it. 

Up to date info regarding coronavirus:

Santa  Cruz County: 
http://www.santacruzhealth.org/Coronavirus
California State: 
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx 
Federal Government:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/


************
SubRosa is part of a community center called The Hub --- 
Check out The Hub's facebook, instagram & website for info re: other Hub projects!

Contact info for our neighbors at The Hub 
And see updates how they are also responding 
to the coronavirus and community safety...

-The Bike Church --- http://bikechurch.santacruzhub.org  // https://www.facebook.com/thebikechurch/ // https://www.instagram.com/thebikechurch/  


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SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others and challenge our assumptions and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, queer&homophobia, racism, ableism and other hierarchies.


SubRosa is part of the Hub Community Center, in downtown Santa Cruz, CA which is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma. 

 Do you want to join SubRosa in solidarity with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band? 
 -Contribute to The Humunya Foundation of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, a 501 (c) (3) Private Foundation under the Internal Revenue Code.  As such, donations made to the Humunya Foundation are tax deductable. The Humunya Foundation was created to fund raise, facilitate Tribal cultural activities and conduct outreach to the public.  More information http://amahmutsun.org/foundation 
-Sign up for the Amah Mutsun Land Trust email list for more information and opportunities to get involved. 
-Consider making a monthly  donation  to Amah Mutsun Land Trust to support the tribe's Indigenous stewardship and cultural relearning work. 
-Check out  http://www.protectjuristac.org/how-to-help/ to protect Juristac, an Amah Mutsun sacred site threatened by a proposed mining operation in Santa Clara county. Actions include:  Sign the petition to protect Juristac, an Amah Mutsun sacred site threatened by a proposed mining operation in Santa Clara county.  https://www.amahmutsunlandtrust.org and http://amahmutsun.org and  http://www.protectjuristac.org


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