Monday, April 17, 2017

Much Happening at SubRosa! Check it out!

-Tuesday, April 18th, 7pm: A Show! with Ora Cogan (from Saltspring Island, BC) and Inle Elni (from here)  

https://www.facebook.com/events/612337795642749/   

    All are welcome, Witches, Wizards, Magickal Creatures and everyone in between for a night of heart-wrenching and spirit-uplifting folk of a few delicious different flavors... Join us in witnessing the fullness of being together through music that stretches to reflect a rich array of expressions of a life-affirming dance with shadow.

Ora Cogan is a singer-songwriter from Saltspring Island BC who has been making hauntingly beautiful old folk and blues inspired songs for over a decade. Her new songs step deeper into the realm of shimmering synthesizers and brings a complimentary light her her usual brooding filigree songs. Hear a song from her forthcoming album and her many impressive albums at  http://www.oracogan.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Ora-Cogan-191846297527174/ and https://oracogan.bandcamp.com/

Inle Elni is a magickal synergy of banjo, guitar, accordian and powerful, emotional 3 part harmonies, sung like our lives depend on it. The compositions slowly reveal their deep layers of myth and meaning, forging connection amidst the uplifting of grief. Get a taste of their incredible debut album at https://inleelni.bandcamp.com/releases-

Wednesday, April 19th:  in the a.m. & p.m.


    10:30am-2pm:  Open Hours and HUFF meeting

Come on by SubRosa and see what's going on around town or check out a book from the @ library or purchase a zine or book.  Also at SubRosa at the same time, HUFF meeting, https://www.facebook.com/HUFFSantaCruz, HUFF is Santa Cruz's oldest and most stubbornly persistent grass roots homeless advocacy group.

   
8-9:30pm:  The "Light" Revolution and Its Aftermath:  Protest, resistance and performing Eastern Europe https://www.facebook.com/events/1660202870953277/

Throughout all of February, tens of thousands took the streets in Romania to protest corruption of the political class. Far from being the first spontaneous mass protests in recent local history, they were the first of such magnitude to affirm a clear right-wing position. Corruption, an exclusively right-wing issue, works as a discursive mechanism portraying Romanian society as backward. Self-defined as messianic multitude, the aspirational middle-class that asserted itself through these events is on a mission to save us from backwardness and correctly implement the civilizational imperative of the Western world.

Western media embraced what turned out to be the confirmation of its post-Cold War narrative of the political coming of age of Romania through liberalism and capitalism. As local radicals, the Light Revolution meant the further demonization of the broad left and of direct action tactics. As international radicals, we expect solidarity not with the imperialist narrative of the "at last enlightened East" but with local resistance to the liberal paradigm of civic, peaceful protest.

Veda Popovici is a Bucharest-based housing justice activist, artist, and scholar. She will talk about current political action and concerns in Romania, including recent mass protests.  Background: https://crimethinc.com/2017/03/09/the-light-revolution-in-romania-when-toppling-the-government-isnt-enough


-Thursday, April 20th, 11-4pm: Open Hours
   

    Come on by SubRosa and see what's going on around town or check out a book from the @ library or purchase a zine or book...or have some coffee or tea...or...

-Friday, April 21st:  in the a.m. & p.m.


    9-11am: Rise up and Shine: Raisin' Branarchy An informal anarchist breakfast for those who rise up early. Current events discussion, baked goods, coffee, and our weekly early anarchist poll. So, begin your day with other folk, sharing food and conversation...what's on your mind, in your heart...     

   8:30-11:30pm:  Splash Zone! - Gay Dance Party 

https://www.facebook.com/events/250695535336275/

This Splash Zone we are switching it up! Some new sets, a guest DJ, it'll be great, cum dance and get in the photobooth

-DJ SISSY ELLIOT https://soundcloud.com/sissyelliott
-SWAMP ASSZ - 90's house set + more https://soundcloud.com/nublando
-HAWTNUGGETZ https://soundcloud.com/hawtnuggetz
-DJ CHONIES https://soundcloud.com/blvck-mvrket

$5-10 @ the door &&& refreshments for sale and a polaroid photo booth! // Dress Your Best // Invite Your Friends

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

At SubRosa, 4/12-4/18: Shows! // Talk re: Oaxaca in the Crosshairs of the Extraction Economy // & More!


    10:30am-2pm: 
Open Hours and HUFF meeting

   
Come on by SubRosa and see what's going on around town or check out a book from the @ library or purchase a zine or book.  Also at SubRosa at the same time, HUFF meeting, https://www.facebook.com/HUFFSantaCruz, HUFF is Santa Cruz's oldest and most stubbornly persistent grass roots homeless advocacy group.

    7:30- A Show with...Breeze- Seattle shoegaze (members of Weed (BC) and Smiling)


https:// seattlebreeze.bandcamp.com/ // Swamp Meat- Seattle pshycadelic sludge https://swampmeat.bandcamp.com/ // Me Pretty- Crisis noise for proles! mepretty.bandcamp.com // The Pines // garage/living room rock duo

5$ for touring bands!! // Saf(er) space // @&☭ // https:// www.facebook.com/events/1443063925765651/
 

-Thursday, April 13th: 
in the early afternoon & evening...

    11am-4pm:  Open Hours! 

 
    Come on by SubRosa and see what's going on around town or check out a book from the @ library or purchase a zine or book.

    7-9pm: Oaxaca in the Crosshairs of the Extraction Economy

Capital has its eyes set on the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca as a resource-rich node in the global economy. A proposed network of mega-projects, from mines, to wind turbines, to hydroelectric dams, to oil and gas pipelines, threatens to destroy the health and traditions of local people as well as the already fragile integrity of the region's ecosystems. The talk will look into how this plunder is being carried out as well as what people there, many coming from Zapotec traditions of communality and autonomy, have done to stop its advance.  https://www.facebook.com/events/102555720300398/ 

-Monday, April 17th, 7:15pm: Sin Barras meeting

    From their website "We will discuss ways that Sin Barras can support local and state-wide abolitionist campaigns and how we can further support loved ones inside and their families. We will also discuss what's going right here in Santa Cruz County. So please, bring your ideas and your desire to end the prison industrial complex!" https://sinbarras.org/

-Tuesday, April 18th, 7pm: A Show with Ora Cogan and more!

    From Vancouver, "Ora Cogan's versatile, haunted voice opens up a mystical reality; hallowed, forlorn and full of promise. She combines the intricate guitar picking of Americana with grunge and psychedelic Dreamscapes..."  http://www.oracogan.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Ora-Cogan-191846297527174/ and https://oracogan.bandcamp.com/

This month's artist at SubRosa is Campbell Steers

From Campbell Steers, In the current political climate it can be difficult to find a positive message to hold onto. It is also difficult to express distain with brevity. This political haiku project challenges that, and is meant to give the viewer a bold, empowering message. This started out as a way for me to reach out to my family and friends and encourage positive headspace and find out what issues were important to them. Then I opened it up to the greater Santa Cruz community, and at a Third Friday event at the MAH this handmade book with typewriter adjacent was available for passersby to express themselves. Here is what is important to us, in seventeen syllables.

Art is up the month of April at SubRosa! Come to SubRosa and check it out.

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And the SubRosa fundraiser is still ongoing (perpetually)!
Click here: support-subrosa!
(and money is processed through a secure WePay account).

We appreciate any support you can offer to this anarchist community space...large and small...it all helps!  We barely scrape by each month and feel further energized for SubRosa to be an active and supportive presence in Santa Cruz, especially in these trying times. And Thanks!

Note:  You can choose how regularly you contribute to SubRosa and the default on the website is weekly.  This can be changed to other time frames as well.  Also, the Action Network, which hosts the fundraiser requests a "tip" and this can also be adjusted from the default of 10% to "no tip" or even more.

Other Happenings Around Town: 

Femme Support Group:  Thursdays, April 13th, 27th and May 11th 2017 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.  Femme Support Group is back! Open to anyone who identifies as Femme or is curious about Femme identity. We will be meeting at the Diversity Center, three times, over the next several weeks (4/13, 4/27, and 5/11).  At the Diversity Center, 1117 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062  For more, email intern@diversitycenter.org // http://www.diversitycenter.org/calendar/2017/4/13/femme-support-group

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tues- Out of the Broom Closet // Wed- HUFF // Thurs- @ Brkfst & More!

-Wednesday, March 15th , 10:30am-2pm:  Open Hours and HUFF meeting

   
Come on by SubRosa and see what's going on around town or check out a book from the @ library or purchase a zine or book.  Also at SubRosa at the same time, HUFF meeting, https://www.facebook.com/HUFFSantaCruz, HUFF is Santa Cruz's oldest and most stubbornly persistent grass roots homeless advocacy group.

-Thursday, March 16th: 
All through the day...

    9am:
Rise up and Shine: Rasin' BrAnarchy- An Anarchist Breakfast //

    An informal anarchist breakfast for those who rise up early. Current events discussion, baked goods, coffee, and our weekly early anarchist poll. 

    2-6pm:  Open Hours! 

    Come on by SubRosa and see what's going on around town or check out a book from the @ library or purchase a zine or book.

and a sneak peak of an event to come...
 
-Wednesday, March 29, 7-9pm:  poelitics: 3 Vancouver poets + guests

Danielle LaFrance - http://talonbooks.com/authors/danielle-lafrance
Donato Mancini - http://talonbooks.com/authors/donato-mancini
Anahita Jamali Raad - http://talonbooks.com/authors/anahita-jamali-rad

and...
David Lau - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/david-lau
Eric Sneathan - https://www.poetryproject.org/people/eric-sneathen/


A night of poetic politic with three visiting poets from Vancouver, Canada, plus special local guests.

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Other Happenings Around Town:
 
-Thursday, March 16th at 8:30am, Department 2 at the Santa Cruz Superior Court, 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz // DAMN (Direct Action Monterey Network) member Max was arrested a few weeks ago by Santa Cruz police for his involvement in the Freedom Sleepers sleep-outs in front of Santa Cruz City Hall, which occurs every week. // Please join Max and supporters at Max's court date to show your support and to demand that the charges are dropped!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

In Days Ahead! @ Brkfst Thurs // Art Opening Fri // Silvia Federici Sat // A Show! Tues // & More!

-Thursday, March 2nd:  All through the day...

    9am:
Rise up and Shine: Rasin' BrAnarchy- An Anarchist Breakfast //


    An informal anarchist breakfast for those who rise up early. Current events discussion, baked goods, coffee, and our weekly early anarchist poll.  https://www.facebook.com/events/264380980656004/

    2-6pm:  Open Hours! 

    Come on by SubRosa and see what's going on around town or check out a book from the @ library or purchase a zine or book.

-Friday, March 3rd, 6-9pm:  "Dye/Resist" new textile work by A Bond

    Dye/Resist, a new textile work by A Bond, was made by thinking and feeling through processes of feminized labor made invisible and isolated by a variety of conditions: gender, age, disability, anxiety, depression, PTSD, poverty and precarity in general. To effect a similar kind of negation, the artist submerged a previously bright, colorful, floral patchwork piece into a black dye bath. All the contrast negated, the marks of painstaking work that produced it rendered barely perceivable. What remains are traces, tiny sites of resistance where form emerges on an otherwise monochromatic landscape of shadowy textures and hues.

A Bond is an artist with a background in music, craft and fashion, drawing from the deep influence of DIY punk, queer feminisms and magick. 

Show opening! So come to SubRosa and make an evening of being in the company of inspiring art and good folk.  Art and creative expression is an important part of engaging in these times!

https://www.facebook.com/events/398014957233415/

-Saturday, March 4th, noon-2pm:  Silvia Federici:  An Open Dialogue About Strikes and Social Reproduction

    The Public School: Santa Cruz will be hosting Silvia Federici for an open dialogue about strikes and social reproduction. This event will be co-sponsored by the Anthropology and Social Change Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and the Center for Creative Ecologies at UCSC. The event will include childcare, food, and literature.  https://publicschoolsantacruz.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/silvia-federici/


-Monday, March 6th, 7:15pm: Sin Barras meeting

    From their website
"We will discuss ways that Sin Barras can support local and state-wide abolitionist campaigns and how we can further support loved ones inside and their families. We will also discuss what's going right here in Santa Cruz County. So please, bring your ideas and your desire to end the prison industrial complex!" https://sinbarras.org/ 

-Tuesday, March 7th, 7pm:  A Show!

    with Hemingway https://hemingwaypdx.bandcamp.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/hemingwaypdx
and others too!  Bring $ for touring bands (notaflof)
   
-Wednesday, March 8th , 10:30am-2pm:  Open Hours and HUFF meeting

    Come on by SubRosa and see what's going on around town or check out a book from the @ library or purchase a zine or book.  Also at SubRosa at the same time, HUFF meeting, https://www.facebook.com/HUFFSantaCruz, HUFF is Santa Cruz's oldest and most stubbornly persistent grass roots homeless advocacy group.
 
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And the SubRosa fundraiser is still ongoing!
Click here: support-subrosa!
(and money is processed through a secure WePay account).

We appreciate any support you can offer to this anarchist community space...large and small...it all helps!  We barely scrape by each month and feel further energized for SubRosa to be an active and supportive presence in Santa Cruz, especially in these trying times. And Thanks!

Note:  You can choose how regularly you contribute to SubRosa and the default on the website is weekly.  This can be changed to other time frames as well.  Also, the Action Network, which hosts the fundraiser requests a "tip" and this can also be adjusted from the default of 10% to "no tip" or even more.

Other Happenings Around Town: 
    
-Community Rental: Documenary Screening – SunĂº with director Teresa Camou and Dr. Ann Lopez, Wednesday March 1st, 6:30-9pm at the Museum of Art and History (MAH)
SunĂº is the indigenous word for maize by the Tarahumara people of Northern Mexico. Corn is an essential part of the spirituality and culture in communities throughout Mexico. As genetically modified seeds threaten its existence, farmers are fighting to remain free, independent and protect maize.  Following the screening will be a discussion with director Tersa Camou and Dr. Ann Lopez., Dr. Rose Cohen, Executive Director of Community Agroecology Network & Dr. Ann Lopez, Executive Director of Center for Farmworker Families. Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/374835586218090/ and http://www.epfmedia.com/sunu

-Complexities of Nonviolence: Want to take Action? Thursday, March 2, 6:30 pm to 8:30 at the Resource Center for (many views of) Nonviolence // 612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz

Come with Questions, ideas, passion // Different views and Q's // A discussion about violence, nonviolence, and pacifism. A discussion about tactics, strategies, and moralities. // RSVP helpful, not required

Hosts Peter Klotz-Chamberlin and Crystal (Chris Hables Gray) different experiences in different actions.  All are certainly invited. We hope to get people with a wide range of perspectives at this, as well as new people who want to start thinking about their own commitments to action. Peter is a pacifist, Crystal is not, but both see a deep value in NV.

-International Women's Day Strike!  Following the January 21st Women's March against Trump, the largest single protest in U.S. history, women in over 30 different countries have called for an International Women's Strike -- a Day Without A Woman -- on March 8th, 2017, International Women's Day.

March 8th will be a day of action organized by and for women who have been marginalized and silenced by decades of neoliberalism, and who are further threatened by Trump and his misogynist, racist policies. We call for solidarity with trans and queer people, Muslims, immigrants, people of color, sex workers, survivors of violence, currently and formerly incarcerated people, and oppressed people everywhere. We invite people of all genders to join in.  Read more at https://www.facebook.com/events/261356827652233/


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Friday: Art Show Opening AND Saturday: A Benefit Show!

Friday, Feb 3rd, 6-9pm:  Art Show Opening: Songs For Silence // artwork by Gabriel Saloman // https://www.facebook.com/events/1261773747276670/


    On May 1, 2012, anarchists and other anti-captialist, anti-racist and queer activists took to the streets of Seattle attacking corporate property and vandalizing the courthouse building in a wild and uncontrollable display of resistance and resentment. In the months that followed a federal grand jury investigation led to the harassment and arrest of dozens of anarchists in the Pacific Northwest. Several were forced into prison in an attempt to coerce them into collaborating with the state. Most of them refused and became celebrated internationally as “the Silent Ones.”

Songs for Silence are a collection of artworks made during this time that reflect on the difficulty of articulating anger at the police; the violence of the grand jury system, the police and imprisonment; the visual cultures of protest and the ways in which the police attempt to respond by their own “exhibitions” of evidence.

GABRIEL SALOMAN is a Santa Cruz based musician, artist, writer and educator. As an artist he has exhibited internationally, both individually and in various collaborations such as Red76, The STAG Library and the Lower Mainland Painting Co. Recent exhibitions of his work have taken place at 221a, Unit/Pitt Projects (both Vancouver) and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto) and he is the co-creator with Justin Langlois of Neighborhood Time Exchange (Philadelphia). His current work focuses on the production of visual artworks from time-based phenomena such as sound composition, dance, social practices and protest. He received an MFA from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and is currently a PHD candidate at University of California Santa Cruz’s History of Consciousness program.


 

Saturday, Feb 4th, 6pm:  A Show! A benefit for Free Cascadia Witchcamp!!!! 

 https://www.facebook.com/events/184970631980886/

*Latona Odola //
https:// latonaodola.bandcamp.com/releases

**Gabriel Saloman //  https://gabrielsaloman.bandcamp.com/


***Common EIder King Eider // 
https://commoneiderkingeider.bandcamp.com/       
                                                                         

****Tilo //  
https://tilo.bandcamp.com/releases

Bring $ for the benefit (notaflof)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

This Week! Sat- A Show! // Fri- Art Show Opening // and Much More!

-Monday, Jan 30th:  2 happenings

      4pm: Out of the Broom Closet: reading/discussion/practice group at the intersection of magic, spirit & politics //  January's Out of the Broom Closet will be looking to our Ancestors of Path for inspiration, vision and courage moving forward. https://www.facebook.com/events/2059681130925295/

Having Little Being Much: Fredy Perlman:  our final meeting will be centered around Fredy Perlman a radical writer, dreamer and creator who's work has influenced many in our community here in Santa Cruz. Perlman (1934-1985) lived on multiple continents, engaged in numerous radical projects and social unpheavals, and is the author of a number of books, zines and essays including "Letters Of Insurgents", "Against His-tory, Against Leviathan!" and has had a significant influence on green anarchist thought and practice // we are inviting/asking folks to read chapters 11, 15 and 17 of "Having Little, Being Much: A Chronicle of Fredy Perlman's Fifty Years" by his wife and long term partner Lorraine Perlman.

Having Little Being Much - https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/lorraine-perlman-having-little-being-much-a-chronicle-of-fredy-perlman-s-fifty-years // Chapter 11: Letters of Insurgents // Chapter 15 : The Project of Writing an Epic of the World-Changers’ Epoch // Chapter 17 : The Strait

     7:15pm: Sin Barras meeting:  From their website "We will discuss ways that Sin Barras can support local and state-wide abolitionist campaigns and how we can further support loved ones inside and their families. We will also discuss what’s going right here in Santa Cruz County. So please, bring your ideas and your desire to end the prison industrial complex!" https://sinbarras.org/ 
   
-Wednesday, Feb 1st, 10:30am-2pm:  Open Hours and HUFF meeting

    Come on by SubRosa and see what's going on around town or check out a book from the @ library or purchase a zine or book.  Also at SubRosa at the same time, HUFF meeting, https://www.facebook.com/HUFFSantaCruz, HUFF is Santa Cruz's oldest and most stubbornly persistent grass roots homeless advocacy group.

 
-Thursday, Feb 2nd, 2-6pm:  Open Hours!     Come on by SubRosa and see what's going on around town or check out a book from the @ library or purchase a zine or book.

-Friday, Feb 3rd, 6-9pm:  Art Show Opening: Songs For Silence // artwork by Gabriel Saloman // https://www.facebook.com/events/1261773747276670/

    On May 1, 2012, anarchists and other anti-captialist, anti-racist and queer activists took to the streets of Seattle attacking corporate property and vandalizing the courthouse building in a wild and uncontrollable display of resistance and resentment. In the months that followed a federal grand jury investigation led to the harassment and arrest of dozens of anarchists in the Pacific Northwest. Several were forced into prison in an attempt to coerce them into collaborating with the state. Most of them refused and became celebrated internationally as “the Silent Ones.”

Songs for Silence are a collection of artworks made during this time that reflect on the difficulty of articulating anger at the police; the violence of the grand jury system, the police and imprisonment; the visual cultures of protest and the ways in which the police attempt to respond by their own “exhibitions” of evidence.

GABRIEL SALOMAN is a Santa Cruz based musician, artist, writer and educator. As an artist he has exhibited internationally, both individually and in various collaborations such as Red76, The STAG Library and the Lower Mainland Painting Co. Recent exhibitions of his work have taken place at 221a, Unit/Pitt Projects (both Vancouver) and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto) and he is the co-creator with Justin Langlois of Neighborhood Time Exchange (Philadelphia). His current work focuses on the production of visual artworks from time-based phenomena such as sound composition, dance, social practices and protest. He received an MFA from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and is currently a PHD candidate at University of California Santa Cruz’s History of Consciousness program.




-Saturday, Feb 4th, 6pm:  A Show! A benefit for Free Cascadia Witchcamp!!!! https://freecascadiawitchcamp.org/

*Latona Odola
https://latonaodola.bandcamp.com/releases

**Gabriel Saloman
https://gabrielsaloman.bandcamp.com/

***Common EIder King Eider
https://commoneiderkingeider.bandcamp.com/

****Tilo
https://tilo.bandcamp.com/releases

Bring $ A benefit for Free Cascadia Witchcamp!!!! (notaflof) // https://www.facebook.com/events/184970631980886/



             ********************
And the SubRosa fundraiser is still ongoing!
Click here: support-subrosa!
(and money is processed through a secure WePay account).

We appreciate any support you can offer to this anarchist community space...large and small...it all helps!  We barely scrape by each month and feel further energized for SubRosa to be an active and supportive presence in Santa Cruz, especially in these trying times. And Thanks!

Note:  You can choose how regularly you contribute to SubRosa and the default on the website is weekly.  This can be changed to other time frames as well.  Also, the Action Network, which hosts the fundraiser requests a "tip" and this can also be adjusted from the default of 10% to "no tip" or even more.

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