Monday, October 12, 2015

Mon- Think Critically Re: Police & Prisons/ Thurs- Letters to Prisoners/ Fri- Sorta-Gay Open Mic/ Sat- Really Free Market/ & More!‏

Every Monday at 7pm in October!
*Thinking Critically about Society Fall 2015 Seminar Series*

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.  More info at and

*Oct 12th at 7pm:  Police & Prisons*
How has the history of policing left a legacy on policing today? What is the function of police violence? What is a prison reformist? What is a prison abolitionist? This seminar will introduce anarchist perspectives to police and prisons and look at how communities are resisting the prison-industrial-complex.

"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 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."

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

Thursday October 15th at 7:30pm-
Letter Writing to Prisoners

This is a place to write letters to prisoners.  Anyone is welcome to stop by and write a letter.  Pamphlets, letter writing material, info on penpals, & snax provided.  This is a good place for new penpals to jump in.  "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

Friday October 16th at 7pm-
sorta-gay open mic style

with Matty & Elliot the Poet

Come check it out and be a part of what's going on!  Do it!  It'll be great!  You'll be great!

Saturday October 17th at 12pm-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. 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.

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

And of course we have open hours on Wednesday (and HUFF meeting 11am) and Friday (2pm-6pm) and when the gate is open!

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