Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Some Events Coming Up in the Week Ahead!

-Thurs. Oct. 2nd, 7:30pm for sign-ups & 8pm begins, 1st Thurs. Open Mic!

Open mic is a space for you to share yourself in anyway that feels right to you. You can read a story, poem or journal entry that feels important to you. You can sing or play a song you are excited about. You can make other people act out weird or funny things you think of. You can ask questions you need help answering. You can rant about things that piss you off. And you can just come and soak it all up. Donations directly benefit this community-supported space. Signups for performance at 7:30 fill up quickly. Bring your creativity and artistic expression.

-Sat. Oct. 4th, 4-6pm, Building Power, Staying Strong: Organizing to Withstand Repression with Garret Fitzgerald, Minneapolis based organizer

Why do we struggle? How do we understand are our goals in a campaign? How do we imagine reaching our goals and how do we get the most from our effort? How can we organize to resist retaliation/repression? This event will explore these issues towards the ends of developing a more efficient and resilient praxis and strengthening the culture of resistance around us. Facilitated by Garrett Fitzgerald, former terrorism defendant and organizer around the 2008 Republican National Convention. (from the Action Training Fall 2014 Calendar- Presented by Santa Cruz Forest Keepers, tending & defending land and water, scactiontrainings@riseup.net)

And later that evening...7pm, Gadabout Film Fest with Eric Ayotte, The Limes, (Just) Nick Wuebben!

Eric Ayotte and The Gadabout Film Festival will be touring together this fall for 3 months going to over 75 cities in the US before continuing to Europe for shows in 15 other countries. Presenting a special evening of music and film in each town for one night only.

The Gadabout Film Festival has had a long standing tradition of DIY ethics matched with really cool filmmaking. Since 2002, the Gadabout has been touring with a new batch of films each year, bringing film to non-film settings, screen an extremely inspiring and talented program of short films.

Growing out of a DIY music scene, the Gadabout seeks to prove that “Do It Yourself” doesn't have to mean any lack of quality. With equipment and technology more accessible, filmmaking is a more attainable medium, and yet we typically consume it through very tiny screens with poor audio. So, not only is there a curated element, but there is also respect given to these fantastic short films as they are presented on a big screen with good sound!

Eric Ayotte has been touring and releasing music for over a decade. His sincere songs bring a political message as well as an emotional truth. This tour will be supporting his 4th full length record “Transparency”, a full band album that explores the concept of honesty, and wanting more open communication from his community, government, friends, religions, and himself.  https://www.facebook.com/events/144738789029931/

Also The Limes and Just Nick will be playing.


-Mon. Oct. 6th, 7:30-9:30pm, "Sex & Relationships with Yum"

Yum is leading an event, 2nd & 4th Mondays every month, 7:30-9:30 pm., entitled "Sex & Relationships with Yum."  Call for info: 831-334-6876.  Free- donations to SubRosa encouraged.

Each meeting there will be a short presentation followed by question, answer & discussion. You will have the opportunity to ask questions anonymously if you prefer!  Topics covered will include:  Celibacy, Monogamy & Polyamory; Pleasure in Sex; Relationship Values; Acceptance; Passion; Love, Freedom & Aloneness; Consent; Communication; Jealousy & Compersion; The Sexual Matrix; The Wheel of Consent; Assertiveness & Receptivity…and anything related to our theme of Sex & Relationships that you're interested in!

Yum Van Vechten has spent the last 20 years studying, practicing and teaching about healthy sexuality and relationships.

-Wed. Oct. 8th, 6pm, Conflict First-Aid Basics
with the TRUCE Collective

What do you do when you are in the heat of the moment in a conflict? In the dominant culture you have two options, avoidance or coercion. But for many of us, those options leave us feeling powerless, inauthentic, disconnected, unresolved, or just plain unsatisfied. We'll talk a little about what the dominant culture response looks like in action, and then we'll discuss and practice what we could try instead. Presented by
TRUCE, a collective that works to facilitate the co-creation of effective internal conflict engagement strategies for radicals in the US. http://www.Growtruce.org (from the Action Training Fall 2014 Calendar- Presented by Santa Cruz Forest Keepers, tending & defending land and water, scactiontrainings@riseup.net)


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And something else happening around town and in the forest this fall! 

Upper Campus FOREST WALKS schedule: Fall 2014

Fall in Santa Cruz is the season of renewal. Parched trees shed their needles, cones, nuts & crispy leaves; long-awaited showers bring the sleeping splendor of the forest to life. Let’s explore together in this awakening forest that is threatened by UCSC expansion.

Walks are free and hosted by volunteers, with no university sponsorship. Unless otherwise stated, rain does not cancel!

—Santa Cruz Forest Keepers

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Collective Dreaming in the Sierras

The SubRosa collective just came back from a retreat to a land project in the Sierras.  We had many intentions about why we would travel over four hours to be together for  four or five days.  There were themes that we shared in common:  to be together in a different place and have fun and share our days and nights...to be on and with the land and to share that experience together...to dream about SubRosa and the collective, about how those are now and could be. 

We accomplished all of this and more...from coffee and yerba mate in the morning to honoring the bottle at night, we had full days of varied experiences...games and solo wanderings and focused conversations about our lives, about the project, about anarchy, about the place we live...what is and could be...

Changes are in the air...the coming of fall with the Autumn Equinox...and changes also at SubRosa...some quick and some slow...

Come visit us and we welcome you to join with us at this pivotall time of grounding our dreams.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wed. Sept. 17th at 8pm- Young Hearts Run Free (indie film from England)‏

Young Hearts Run Free
Independent film from England

Wednesday Sept. 17th at 8pm
donations appreciated (notaflof)

Friendship, First Loves, Rebellion! 
Young Hearts Run Free is a coming of age story about a teenager learning to value his community and appreciate collective action. 

1974:  during a violent miner's strike in a quiet Northern village a teenage artist falls for the new girl from London, but their  attempts to escape make him betray his family, community and best friends. 
With political protests and the working class suffering under a crumbling economy, the 1970s setting has parallels with today.  Young Hearts Run Free is an uplifting and soulful mix of 1970s styles, romance, teenage rebellion and gritty social realism.

Debut feature made on a micro-budget has grabbed national press attention (Total Film, The Guardian), won festival awards in Britain, USA and India and has been released in cinemas around the UK. Now being released in the USA

Screenings include Q&A with Writer-Director Andy Mark Simpson

Trailer at www.youngheartsrunfreefilm.com

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Secret History Expedition Reportback Thurs. Sept. 11th at 7pm

People's History Expedition on Upper Mississippi:
                                           A Reportback

A Secret History of American River People from the deck of a traditional shantyboat

Santa Cruz artist Wes Modes, with help from Kai, Jeremiah and others, built a traditional shantyboat to float down American rivers to gather the lost stories of river people.  The crew just returned from the Mississippi where they spent part of the summer interviewing dozens of people who work and live on the river. The collection will serve as an archive for future scholars as well as be publicly-accessible online. When not on the river, the shantyboat itself serves as the project library and archive and will be temporarily sited at museums and galleries starting with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History in November.

On Thursday September 11th 2014 Wes, Kai and Jeremiah will offer a reportback on the journey, with photos and video.

Secret History Expedition Reportback
Thursday September 11 at 7pm
SubRosa Community Space
703 Pacific Ave, Downtown Santa Cruz

In late July, after an epic cross-country journey, California artists Wes Modes and Kai launched the shantyboat on the Mississippi River starting in Minneapolis. Joined by Jeremiah for a portion of the journey, they floated for five weeks over several hundred river miles, stopping in big and little town to interview river people. The journey is detailed in the project website at http://peoplesriverhistory.us/


Secret History is an art and history journey to discover, present, and connect the lost narratives of working-class river communities from the deck of a recreated shantyboat. A few generations ago, communities of shantyboats, or rustic houseboats, lined the banks of the river in every river town in America. Now they are mostly gone and soon the stories will be lost as well. The project is an attempt to capture some of these stories.

And a reminder that on the previous Monday, Sept. 8th- "Sex & Relationships with Yum" 7:30-9:30pm

Yum is leading an event twice per month at SubRosa, entitled "Sex & Relationships with Yum."  2nd & 4th Mondays every month, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.  Call for info: 831-334-6876.  Free - donations to SubRosa encouraged.

Each meeting there will be a short presentation followed by question, answer & discussion. You will have the opportunity to ask questions anonymously if you prefer!

Topics covered will include:  Celibacy, Monogamy & Polyamory; Pleasure in Sex; Relationship Values; Acceptance; Passion; Love, Freedom & Aloneness; Consent; Communication; Jealousy & Compersion; The Sexual Matrix; The Wheel of Consent; Assertiveness & Receptivity…and anything related to our theme of Sex & Relationships that you're interested in!

Yum Van Vechten has spent the last 20 years studying, practicing and teaching about healthy sexuality and relationships.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Art Opening! Fri/ Open Mic! Thurs/ Sex & Relationships! Mon/ and more!‏

Friday September 5th, 6:30pm- Art Opening! with art by Imri Vasale & music with matt b & banjo at 7:30pm

Though illustration is not my main passion or priority in life, it has allowed me to translate obscurities in my mind into physical artifacts that i can share with other people, concepts that i would otherwise be unable to clarify with words. The themes that hover around my work include the apathy of younger generations to environmental and social degradation, escapism, the juxtaposition of individualism and collective conscience, the intricacies of human relationships, and sometimes purely botanical illustration. None of my pieces though, thus far, relate to a specific current event, person, place or thing-they are rather abstractions by definition. I work with mostly pen and ink, mainly on illustration and mat board.

Come join us for this art opening!
6:30pm with food and beverages
7:30 music with matt b. 
Thursday September 4th- The Open Mic! (go back in time!)

Open mic is a space for you to share yourself in anyway that feels right to you. This is an open space where whatever happens is what we create, individually and collectively.  This is an opportunity to challenge ourselves and each other, to express rawness and/or humor and/or grief and/or celebration...and so much more. 


Donations directly benefit this community-supported space. Signups for performance at 7:30 fill up quickly. Bring your creativity and artistic inspiration.

SubRosa Bi-Monthly Open Mic
1st & 3rd Thursday 8-10pm (signups at 7:30)
$3-7 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Monday September 8th "Sex & Relationships with Yum" 7:30-9:30pm (in the FutuRe!)

Yum is leading an event twice per month at SubRosa, entitled "Sex & Relationships with Yum."  2nd & 4th Mondays every month, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.  Call for info: 831-334-6876.  Free - donations to SubRosa encouraged.

Each meeting there will be a short presentation followed by question, answer & discussion. You will have the opportunity to ask questions anonymously if you prefer!

Topics covered will include:  Celibacy, Monogamy & Polyamory; Pleasure in Sex; Relationship Values; Acceptance; Passion; Love, Freedom & Aloneness; Consent; Communication; Jealousy & Compersion; The Sexual Matrix; The Wheel of Consent; Assertiveness & Receptivity…and anything related to our theme of Sex & Relationships that you're interested in!

Yum Van Vechten has spent the last 20 years studying, practicing and teaching about healthy sexuality and relationships.

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Also, here is another reminder to Support SubRosa  during our Spring/Summer Fundraiser!
 
So far we have raised $545.00, and we are almost at our revised goal of $700.
 
Thank-you so very much to everyone who has contributed so far. Really!

You can donate to our secure page at EverRibbon, which collects the money through WePay.

SubRosa is also fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) non-profit,
so your donation can be tax deductible. 

And so you can donate HERE

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Support SubRosa Fundraiser!

Earlier in the summer we started had the goal of raising $2500 by the end of August.  Well, we have some ways to go toward that goal.  So far, $155 has been raised.  A new goal is for us to raise our monthly expenses...around $700 should cover that.  So...help us out if you can.  Go to our donation page at EverRibbon... 


It's part of our mission to provide a community space outside the realm of commerce. Your donations help SubRosa to continue to fulfill this mission, as we have for the last 5 and a half years.

SubRosa also aims to be a vibrant social space.  Not only do we have our regular open hours, but the space hosts many different types of events such as, shows with local and out of town do-it-yourself bands, a variety of Free Skool Santa Cruz classes, Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In film screenings, an open mic, revolving art shows, and an eclectic array of other stuff...look through the website to see some of the history of past happenings at http://www.subrosaproject.org/


Your can donate to our secure page at EverRibbon, which collects the money through WePay.  SubRosa is also fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so your donation can be tax deductible.

And so you can donate HERE, and we thank-you for any financial assistance you can offer no matter how large or small.

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