|Political Prisoners Marie Mason & Eric McDavid|
Come express yourself, challenge yourself, challenge the audience. Donation $3-$7 (NOTAFLOF)
-Saturday April 28th, 6:30pm- Never Alone: National Long-Term Anarchist Prisoner Support Tour, $5-15 at door to benefit long term anarchist political prisoners (NOTAFLOF)
The nationwide Never Alone tour will be crisscrossing the country in April 2012, featuring the usual suspects speaking about long-term anarchist prisoner support. Focusing specifically on the cases of Eric McDavid and Marie Mason, the tour will mark the spots where the events of these cases unfolded, using multimedia presentations to bring the facts of these cases to light.
As well as raising awareness and support for Eric and Marie, the tour will also feature strategizing about how to more effectively grow a culture of resistance that can breach the prison walls and sustain us and our friends for the long term, a security culture beyond 101 workshop (updated for 2012, now with extra tech!) and some awesome guest speakers. Truly, you won’t want to miss this.
Find out more about the tour: http://neveralonetour.wordpress.com
-Sunday April 29th- Prison Penpal, 3-5pm (a Free Skool class)
We will communicate with prisoners, as well as each other, in order to begin to build a community of support locally and nationally. The focus will be LGBTQ prisoners, but not limited to. We will explore current and historic issues within the United States prison system, and intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, etc. in a penal state and the ways that people can resist. Extended commitment to your pen-pal is preferred. Anyone not respecting the safety of those in correspondence or around them will be asked to leave. Requirements: A willingness to forget previous biases.
-Monday April 30th, 8pm–10pm- Ryan Harvey (riot-folk) in Santa Cruz, bring $ for a donation (NOTAFLOF)
Fresh from 5 months of shows in the U.S. and Europe, Ryan will be sharing stories and perspectives from Occupy encampments around the country and their counterparts in Europe, and helping stir up energy for the Occupy movement's #Spring Offensive!
Ryan has been writing and performing hard-hitting political folk songs for over ten years. A part of the Riot-Folk Collective, his music is aimed to support those working for positive change and to educate people about issues of peace and social & economic justice.
He is also touring to promote his new album Ordinary Heroes, a collaborative work with violinist/journalist/documentarian Michael Fox. The recording, dedicated to historian and activist Howard Zinn, emphasizes and celebrates social movements as a means of overcoming injustice.
-Tuesday May 1st, 7pm- A Show! with Shenandoah Davis (Seattle) & Ian Cooke (Denver) & Matador and friends (here, silly)
From a facebook post: What a treat! Shenandoah Davis and Ian Cooke are on tour together and are stopping in Santa Cruz so we can bask in their sweet sweet music. And what better way to celebrate May Day than by attending a show at SubRosa? It'll be a riot! I mean... a dance party. I mean...nevermind. Peep the deets:
Shenandoah Davis (Seattle)- Growing up immersed in classical music, Shenandoah Davis creates heartbreaking, spine-tingling compositions which seamlessly combine the romantic piano swells of Debussy or Chopin with contemporary influences such as Owen Pallett, Joanna Newsom, and Arthur Russell. It's good, check it out. ShenandoahDavis.com
Ian Cooke (Denver)- A one-man chamber ensemble, Ian Cooke specialized in forlorn folk built on cello-heavy arrangements and vocals that mimic his instrument's mournful modulations. Kinda freaky, totally complex, you'll be bummed if you miss it. IanCookeMusic.com
Matador and friends (here, silly)- We'll be playing a bunch of things you've probably heard before. Maybe some you haven't? With a bunch of our friends. BlackPowderRecords.com/matador
$3-5 (NOTAFLOF) let's keep DIY shows possible.
-Wednesday May 2nd, 10am- Morning meeting at SubRosa.
HUFF meeting from 10am until noon. HUFF is Santa Cruz's oldest and most stubbornly persistent grass roots homeless advocacy group. We make trouble for the powers that be and fight institutional human rights abuses such as the "blanket ban": a Santa Cruz City Council law prohibiting homeless mothers and children from covering up with a blanket between the hours of 11 p.m. and 8:30 a.m.