Monday, September 28, 2015

1st Friday Benefit! What Is Anarchism? Sneak Peek! Other Happenings!

Friday October 2nd! 6-9pm!
Join us for First Friday Festivities!

After almost 7 years of supplying our books and zines our friends at Black Powder Press have moved away! As part of our parting we bought a bunch of books from them and are looking to establish a new book and zine routine. This takes money!

So we are challenging you to help us! During this First Friday event we will have a special bowl, jar, cauldron for donations and we will be DOUBLING YOUR DONATIONS up to $1,000!! If you support Subrosa and this radical, diy, downtown community space this is the night to throw down.

We will have wine and snacks and music for your enjoyment, come hangout!

ALSO! We will have local anarchists heckling and daring you to throw tomatoes at them! Yep. This time you get to throw things at us! Bring some $1s and your best aim and make us look silly! Can you stand the heckle?

and every Monday at 7pm in October at SubRosa!

 We at SubRosa are thrilled to have folks from Monterey that are a part of The Direct Action Monterey Network (DAMN) come to Santa Cruz to host a series of discussions at the space.  From their website: "DAMN is a forum for anarchists, feminists, socialists, and other anti-authoritarian revolutionaries in the Monterey/Salinas area to find each other, discuss ideas and news, and take action! Fellow travelers, sympathizers, and supporters are welcome!"  

Oct 5th: What is Anarchism?
Oct 12th: Police & Prisons
Oct 19th: Understanding Marxist-Feminism
Oct 26th: Intersections of Race & Immigration

SubRosa event thingy for the series:

*Oct 5th at 7pm: What is Anarchism?*
What do people mean when they say “Anarchism”? Between the international Occupy movement, and questions surrounding capitalism, Anarchism has been a topic that has been much in the media in the last few years. This seminar will introduce you to the philosophies of Anarchism through key readings, and then use these philosophies to discuss current events.

In case someone wants to read up on it beforehand, the readings are posted online for free on their website here:

*Thinking Critically about Society Fall 2015 Seminar Series at SubRosa!*

"This series of seminar sessions has been put together to encourage the exchange of ideas, experiences, and knowledge surrounding a particular topic or theme. We want to create a place where people can meet with other people from Monterey Bay communities to talk about current events and discuss new philosophies and ways of thinking critically about society. Though these seminars have been designed for non-students, and for those of us who have had little or no college experience, everyone is invited to participate. We believe that everyone can have something to offer to the seminars as we move through current debates in politics and different political and social theories."  More info about DAMN is at and

also for those of you still reading this long post, this is a sneak peek at an event taking place at SubRosa Thursday October 22nd at 6pm, brought to you by folks at Crimethinc:

To Change Everything:
The Promise of Anarchism

An International Panel Discussion

This panel brings together organizers from Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and North America to discuss the significance of anarchist ideas and tactics in the 21st century.

The participants will compare experiences from the wave of protests and uprisings that has swept the world since 2010—exploring the role of demand-based politics in both catalyzing and limiting movements, examining a variety of forms of repression, and critically evaluating experiments with direct democracy. They will conclude by assessing the prospects of contemporary struggles for self-determination in an era of globalized capitalism and state control.

All of the presenters are contributors to a recent outreach and dialogue project, To Change Everything, which appeared earlier this year in over twenty languages.  More info about the project is at

also happenings around town to get engaged...

The Beach Flats Community Garden is still threatened with destruction by the Seaside Company (which owns the Boardwalk and other property in town).  Support the farmers! More about the garden from their facebook "The Beach Flats Community Garden, or Jardin de la playa, is a sustainable, organic, urban garden that is open to all Santa Cruz residents. It is a space that has provided vegetables, fruits, and a strong sense of community for many years." and

The Public School:  Santa Cruz has info about upcoming meetings for the revolutionary-feminism reading groups at their facebook page.  "The Public School is free education. Community-supported and learner-directed, the Public School is open to anyone. Our school takes an educational model of autonomously organized classes, events, and working groups, while providing a point of connection and interaction between ongoing projects in Santa Cruz."

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