Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wed- Talk about climate justice art-activism & Fri- RVIVR show & More!

Check it out at SubRosa!

Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 7pm:  In the Shadow of COP21: Climate Justice Art-Activism, A Discussion with T.J. Demos

Please join us for consideration and discussion of the creative activism that surrounded COP21, the recent UN Climate Conference in Paris that met in December 2015. Activists and collectives responded to the elitism of the talks with unauthorized coordinated efforts to challenge the corporate-dominated climate negotiations. Participants aimed to bring attention the economic framework of climate governance, specifically neoliberalism, which has offered only failed proposals for how to address the current environmental crisis. Climate Games, organized by the France-based Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, promoted creative civil disobedience as part of a longterm strategy to democratize environmental governance, insist on a just transition to a postcarbon future, and develop alternatives outside the automatic assumptions of capitalist hegemony. What are the lessons of COP21 activism, and where does it leave us today both globally and locally?

Friday, Feb 5th, 6:30pm- A Show with RVIVR, Mary SL8 & THE TRASHLEYZ, INLE ELNI

hey wassup hello. bike church hasn't had a show in sooo long so let's try and be nice! plz no alcohol and hangin on the street, but you can secretly smoke in the subRosa courtyard i suppose.

***RVIVR - olympiugh- https://rvivr.wordpress.com/
**MARY SK8 & THE TRASHLEYZ - satan cruz- not everything has an internet thingy
*INLE ELNI - santa crux- https://www.facebook.com/Inle-elni-417723185049966/

AND probably some slow jamz here & there...


$7-10ish dollarz for touring band and bike church and SubRosa cuz we're still as always about to be broke. oh yeah invite people? https://www.facebook.com/events/477823032403844/
 
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and from elsewhere in santa cruz: from https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/02/02/18782525.php  "Beach Flats Garden Advocates Launch Fundraising Campaign, City Threatens Legal Action"  The Beach Flats Community Garden is under threat from Boardwalk Company, gardeners being threatened with legal action. (read more at the links and see what you can do to offer support to this important part of the Beach Flats community that is still threatenedhttp://www.facebook.com/BeachFlatsCommunityGarden/ and

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Fri- Squaredance & Wed- talk about climate justice art-activism & more!

This Friday, Jan. 29th, 7pm at SubRosa! 

Strap on ur boots and bring out yer buds for a real rowdy tromp in the old time tradition!

Caller MICHAEL ISMERIO will bring us barn burning dances and the local SONS OF LIBERTY (Sean Mohoot, Caspian & Mike Lewinski) will fire up those live, cracklin fiddle tunes!

$5 for the band & caller (notaflof)
(no dance experience necessary)
Be there or Be Square

Wednesday, Feb 3, 7pm:  In the Shadow of COP21: Climate Justice Art-Activism, A Discussion with T.J. Demos
Please join us for consideration and discussion of the creative activism that surrounded COP21, the recent UN Climate Conference in Paris that met in December 2015. Activists and collectives responded to the elitism of the talks with unauthorized coordinated efforts to challenge the corporate-dominated climate negotiations. Participants aimed to bring attention the economic framework of climate governance, specifically neoliberalism, which has offered only failed proposals for how to address the current environmental crisis. Climate Games, organized by the France-based Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, promoted creative civil disobedience as part of a longterm strategy to democratize environmental governance, insist on a just transition to a postcarbon future, and develop alternatives outside the automatic assumptions of capitalist hegemony. What are the lessons of COP21 activism, and where does it leave us today both globally and locally? note on graphic: Brandalism, "We are Nature Defending Itself," rebranded bus stop advertisement, Paris, 2015. (Photo: Climate Games / Brandalism)

Info from Elsewhere!

Support the Highway 6:
  The six students who took the highway on March 3rd have met unprecedented repression by the state and the university, including several violations of constitutional rights by the UC administration during the judicial process. The Hwy 6 will be filing a civil suit against the university with the goal of minimizing further repression of student activists across the UC (and maybe already have filed that suit...i'll send an update on that. j!).

Along with fundraising for their restitution (thousands of dollars for law enforcement costs, primarily for time spent by UCSC police and also the CHP and Santa Cruz police), the Hwy 6 are ramping up to file a civil suit against the University of California, challenging the legality of the University's judicial process.  The goal of the lawsuit would be to systematically change the student code of conduct and how it is enforced through the student judicial process, eliminating the ambiguity in the student code of conduct that allows University administrators to claim jurisdiction over whatever student behavior they choose, on or off campus.  More info at https://www.facebook.com/ucscHWY6 and donate to their gofundme  and spread the word: http://www.gofundme.com/oee2do

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i am taking an online course called The Burning Times Never Ended: A Story of Disenchantment & Re-membering Resistance and the instructor rain crowe has included many interesting readings.  here is one i read today...How White People Got Made: Part Two of a Series on Whiteness.  race/ethnicity/identity/power/& more are always on my mind and as a person of mixed ethnicity, white and mexican, i feel them in my body as well.  how do i/we further overturn this country's legacy of white dominance that continues to this day?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

January 2016 artist: Mori Minjoe

Hooray! New art on the walls.  While at SubRosa in the month ahead, be sure to take some time to check out the new art show...and this is another important aspect of SubRosa, to have a space that is available for all kinds of creative expression. 

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Mori Minjoe is a local printmaker, occasional photographer and full-time cat lover. Chosen mediums are most frequently intaglio and lithography.

The content of my work often varies too widely to make a generalized statement; sometimes the only thing my pieces have in common is that they're made by me. Lately I've been working with the repetitions of simple patterns and integrating them into a singular cohesive unit. Other times I use my work to channel frustrations, pass along bits of information, or visualize my experiences navigating the world as a queer and mixed race person. (they/them, she/her)


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Lots Happening & More! Update!

okay, this post is very similar to the one beneath it...but with added info!

Lots Happening This Week and More!


-Saturday Jan. 16th, noon-3pm:  Really Really Free 
Market

No money. No trades. Everything is free.

This market is based on a gift-economy and thinks capitalism is a bad idea.
Here is another opportunity to co-create the kind of world we want to live in right now, and to relate in a way that is counter to usual capitalist restrictions. Bring food to share. Bring your special items that you don't use but can't throw away (ex. clothes, toys, art supplies, instruments, books and zines...your free box). Bring your special talents to offer people (ex. haircuts, message, reiki...). Come and take what you can use and say thanks! We will have folks to check in with as you arrive. First come first served, space may be limited.  If you bring things, you are expected to take away whatever is left at the end of the market. 

-Sunday Jan. 17th at 7pm:  Alright Folks. So, this may be James Rabbit's last local show. 

OH MY! Remember in 2008/2009/2010 when everyone would show up at Food Not Lawns (RIP) and Zami! (RIP) and dance and sweat and jump to James Rabbit? Remember?! Or were you in middle school then? Who knows. Anyway, these geezers are getting the f outta here so you gotta catch them before they go!!!!

To familiarize yourself:
*James Rabbit http://jamesrabbit.bandcamp.com/
**Also playing is Mega Bog hailing from Seattle/NYC. Soft rock with lots of talk! (Probably the best band ever, honestly) https://
megabog.bandcamp.com/
***and of course, Hand Habits from Los Angeles! bedroom cave guitarmonies https://handhabits.bandcamp.com/

Bring $ for touring bands and to support SubRosa. NOTAFLOF. https://www.facebook.com/events/187528188263596/

-Tuesday Jan. 19th at 7pm:  Dreamy Winter Show

*Brenna Sahatjian and One A Clear Day's Winter Tour! (Portland, OR) https://brennasahatjian.bandcamp.com/ new album The Ruby out December 21!
**On A Clear Day (Seattle) http://stefaniebrendler.com/projects/on-a-clear-day/ new Album Simple Machines out early January!
***and local dreamboats: Of The West http://of-the-west.bandcamp.com/
****inle elni (dark earth folk magic mostly from santa cruz)  http://inleelni.bandcamp.com/

And a reminder, bring $ for touring bands and to support SubRosa. NOTAFLOF.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1538979446424049/

-Thursday Jan. 21st at 6pm:
3rd Thursday Prisoner Letter Writing at SubRosa

Come send a hopeful note to someone who's down or share an inspiration with a caged freedom fighter. Letter writing supplies and snacks provided (and more always welcome).

This month we will be featuring PP/POW Herman Bell, who is up for parole in February. Sign a petition to free Herman (http://
www.thepetitionsite.com/677/086/596/in-support-of-parole-for-herman-bell-79c0262/d). Come learn more about Herman and write him and other locked up comrades.  https://www.facebook.com/events/854122664686294/
 
-Saturday Jan. 23rd at 7pm: Fundrager for Restitution the HWY 6 owes to the pigs (not literal pigs, who i actually appreciate), for Subrosa, and for gas money for Bourgeois Speedball to come down from Oakland. 

*Dry Days
**me pRetty
***Bourgeois Speedball (from Oakland)

Right now, the HWY 6 owe $28,000 to the Santa Cruz Police, CHP, and the UCSC Police. Boo! on that!  Come be merry and jolly with good folk, listen and dance to some live music, and help a few heavily indebted, kindred souls out.

$5-10 notaflof https://www.facebook.com/events/917297618325517/

Also, come to SubRosa during our open hours!
-Wednesday: 11am-2pm (also join HUFF, Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom, meeting during that time)
-Thursday: 2pm-6pm
-Friday: 9am-1pm & 2pm-6pm
-and also open additional random times and for events!

Plus! Return of Open Mics on Mondays?? Trouble Brewing!
Get Ready!  Can you Feel It?


And as SubRosa is an infoshop (among other things), here is some info from around town...From https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/12/18/18781097.php  FOOD NOT BOMBS CO-FOUNDER KEITH McHENRY FACES NEW CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR HIS WORK TO DEFEND THE RIGHTS OF THE POOR:  Court date, Tuesday January 26th, 10am, Dept. 1 at Superior Court Building, 701 Ocean Street.

"Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry is facing three misdemeanor charges in Santa Cruz Superior Court as a result of his work to defend the rights of the poor. The original case stemmed from an action where McHenry replaced 33 "blue artist boxes" on Pacific Avenue that had been removed by the city. On December 8th, Santa Cruz District Attorney Archie Webber told the court that a warrant had been issued for Mr. McHenry's arrest in a new case where he has been charged with "offensive words" under California Penal Code 415(3). The other new misdemeanor was 'Failure to obey a police officer' who claims he told McHenry to use a cross walk at City Hall at midnight during the Freedom Sleepers protest. Santa Cruz City Council member, Cynthia Chase, City Redevelopment Manager, Julie Hendee and two others came together to observe Keith McHenry and Abbi Samuel's December 8th court hearing. A hearing on the three misdemeanor cases was held on Wednesday, December 16th in Department 1 in Superior Court before Judge Paul Burdick. The District Attorney Webber offered a plea where McHenry would plead guilty to vandalism and have all other charges dropped. Mr. Weber told the court that if McHenry agreed to do this he would do two months in jail which the judge said could be work release. The DA also said the offer would include a years stay away from Pacific Avenue Mall and Assistant City Manager Scott Collins which would make it impossible for McHenry to continue protesting the city's anti-homeless laws. The offer makes it clear that city officials believe it important to silence McHenry's effective work in bringing attention to the criminal actions taken by the city against its poor. The next important court hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM. Please show your support by attending the hearings.   CALL 1-800-884-1136 TO GET INVOLVED."

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Free Market/ Couple Shows/ Letter Writing to Prisoners/ and More!

Lots Happening in the Weeks Ahead at SubRosa!


Saturday Jan. 16th, noon-3pm:  Really Really Free Market

No money. No trades. Everything is free.

This market is based on a gift-economy and thinks capitalism is a bad idea. Bring food to share. Bring your special items that you don't use but can't throw away (ex. clothes, toys, art supplies, instruments, books and zines...your free box). Bring your special talents to offer people (ex. haircuts, message, reiki...). Come and take what you can use and say thanks! We will have folks to check in with as you arrive. First come first served, space may be limited.  If you bring things, you are expected to take away whatever is left at the end of the market.



Sunday Jan. 17th at 7pm:  Alright Folks. So, this may be James Rabbit's last local show. 

OH MY! Remember in 2008/2009/2010 when everyone would show up at Food Not Lawns (RIP) and Zami! (RIP?) and dance and sweat and jump to James Rabbit? Remember?! Or were you in middle school then? Who knows. Anyway, these geezers are getting the f outta here so you gotta catch them before they go!!!!

*James Rabbit http://jamesrabbit.bandcamp.com/
**Also playing is Mega Bog hailing from Seattle/NYC. Soft rock with lots of talk! (Probably the best band ever, honestly) https://
megabog.bandcamp.com/
***and of course, Hand Habits from Los Angeles! bedroom cave guitarmonies https://handhabits.bandcamp.com/

Bring $ for touring bands and to support SubRosa. NOTAFLOF. https://www.facebook.com/events/187528188263596/
 
Tuesday Jan. 19th at 7pm:  Dreamy Winter Show

*Brenna Sahatjian and One A Clear Day's Winter Tour! (Portland, OR) https://brennasahatjian.bandcamp.com/ new album The Ruby out December 21!
**On A Clear Day (Seattle) http://stefaniebrendler.com/projects/on-a-clear-day/ new Album Simple Machines out early January!
***and local dreamboats: Of The West http://of-the-west.bandcamp.com/
*****inle elni (dark earth folk magic mostly from santa cruz)  http://inleelni.bandcamp.com/

And a reminder, bring $ for touring bands and to

support SubRosa. NOTAFLOF.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1538979446424049/

Thursday Jan. 21st at 6pm:
3rd Thursday Prisoner Letter Writing at SubRosa

Come send a hopeful note to someone who's down or share an inspiration with a caged freedom fighter. Letter writing supplies and snacks provided (and more always welcome).

This month we will be featuring PP/POW Herman Bell, who is up for parole in February. Sign a petition to free Herman (http://
www.thepetitionsite.com/677/086/596/in-support-of-parole-for-herman-bell-79c0262/d). Come learn more about Herman and write him and other locked up comrades.  https://www.facebook.com/events/854122664686294/

*And there may be a show at SubRosa on the 8th of January with Docks and more bands.  Stay tuned for more info!
 
Also, come to SubRosa during our open hours!
-Wednesday: 11am-2pm (also join HUFF, Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom, meeting during that time)
-Thursday: 2pm-6pm
-Friday: 9am-1pm & 2pm-6pm
-and also open additional random times and for events!


Plus! Return of Open Mics on Mondays?? Trouble brewing!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sat. 12/19, 12-3pm: Really Really Free Market/Thurs. 12/17, 7:30-9pm: Prisoner Letter Writing Night!


This Saturday Dec. 19th, 12-3pm 

Really Really Free Market: 

No money. No trades. Everything is free.

This market is based on a gift-economy and thinks capitalism is terrible. Especially at this holiday time, let's share what we got and give freely. Bring food to share. Bring your special items that you don't use but can't throw away (ex. clothes, toys, art supplies, instruments, books and zines...your free box). Bring your special talents to offer people (ex. haircuts, message, reiki...). Come and take what you can use and say thanks! We will have folks to check in with as you arrive. First come first served, space may be limited. If you bring things, you are expected to take away whatever is left at the end of the market.

This Thursday Dec. 17th, 7:30-9pm

Prisoner Letter Writing Night

"Writing to prisoners is not charity, as we on the outside have as much to gain from these relationships as the prisoners." -NYC Anarchist Black Cross

Drop into the space between 7:30-9:00pm to learn about prisoner support and write a letter. Letter writing materials provided.

This is the time of year when people gather with friends and family, and can be especially hard for folks who have their freedom of movement taken away by the state.  A letter can be a welcome kindness and act of solidarity...and more.

And SubRosa will be open thursday from early afternoon/ friday during the day/ saturday for the free market...

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