Wednesday, May 30, 2018

So Much Happening! Fri: Art Opening // Sat: Really Free Market & A Show later // Sun: Pride After Party & QPOC Farmers Fundraiser // & More!

-Friday, June 1st, 6pm - 9pm: Forward Together Art Show

     This is your chance to see some fantastic Oakland artists' work on display in Santa Cruz! This art show is brought to you by the Diversity Center, but will take place at SubRosa Community Space.

Forward Together is a nationwide organization that "focus(es) on changing the ground on which we fight for the rights, recognition and resources for all families and people." Part of their mission is to gather and promote artwork that challenges the status quo of power, and the collection they have put together for this show consists of artwork from Oakland based trans folks of color. It is a beautiful, daring, radically loving body of work to see! Come join us in celebrating the power of trans artists of color, to shake the foundations of injustice and to create something new.

Feel free to check out Forward Together's website to learn more about their work: There will be free snacks!

Free! // All ages! // Dry space! //

-Saturday, June 2nd: 2 fantastic happenings!

     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. Requirements: Mutual respect. If you bring things, you are expected to take away whatever is left at the end of the market.
     7pm - 10pm: Generifus / Sunshine Eyes / Wolfgang Strutz / Root Beer Floats

Cactus Bloom Collective presents...

*GENERIFUS (Olympia WA) 10-years running, warm guitar melodies and friendly tunes
**WOLFGANG STRUTZ (Olympia WA) lo-fi "cosmic country" experimental pop
***SUNSHINE EYES (Local) laid-back dream pop outfit
****THE ROOT BEER FLOATS (Local) sweet jangly tunes to sway your head to

7$ // 7pm // All Ages // Safe(r) Space // No Alcohol, No Drugs //

-Sunday, June 3rd, 3pm - 7pm: Pride After Party / QPOC Farmers Fundraiser
     Come celebrate Pride @ SubRosa on Sunday June 3rd, 3-7pm! Your donation will help CASFS Farm Apprentices to fundraise for a trip to Interlocking Roots at the Allied Media Conference in June!

As CASFS' Farmers of the Global Majority and QTBIPoC growers in a white supremacist patriarchal heteronormative world, we are asking for your support to build true food sovereignty and push forward collective liberation! We are fundraising to attend Interlocking Roots Gathering to connect to and build community with other QTBIPoC farmers. (Interlocking Roots: In this gathering, we will share collective strategies that center food and earthwork as tools for decolonization to combat issues of isolation, trauma, and accountability within our movement spaces. Our network gathering will be a chill space for fellow QTBIPoC to connect, affirm queer and trans identities through our own and our plant ancestor stories, talk about queer ecology, strategize and eat together!)

The Event at SubRosa: Lxs Chulxs Farmers Queer Pride Party!

With Chulita Vinyl Club DJs Hija Del Volcan and Mare.E.Fresh! Check them out on Soundcloud! Chulita Vinyl Club is as an all-girl all-vinyl club for self-identifying womxn of color in the context of providing a space for empowerment and togetherness.
Come get your dance on! We'll have a photobooth and snacks, cookies agua fresca all made with fresh ingredients from the farm! Or come for the Queer cupcakes!

-Friday, June 8th, 6pm - 9pm: Major! documentary screening

     Witness the momentous grace, propensity for love, and endless energy to fight that is the embodiment of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, "a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply "Mama" to many in her community. Her personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men's jails and prisons".

Join us for a screening of this documentary (and perhaps a casual discussion of the screening following the film, if folks feel into doing something like that!).

Feel free to watch the trailer and learn more at the following website: There will be free snacks! Shown with support from the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In.

Free! // All ages! // Dry space! //

(Come on by and have some coffee, check-out a book or strike up a conversation)
Wednesdays, 10:30am - 2pm // Thursdays, 4pm - 7pm // Fridays, 9am - 12pm // 
& open for events & meetings

SubRosa's gonna be additionally taking on the pacific storefront space adjacent to us from mid June - end of July to be used as a blank canvas for your projects and visions! Hit us up if you want to use the space or have ideas!

​And a reminder about this... "June 11th is an international day of solidarity with Marius Mason and all long-term anarchist prisoners. A spark in the eternal night of state repression. A day set aside for honoring those who have been stolen from us. On this day, we share in songs, events, and actions to celebrate our captured comrades and loved ones. In years past, June 11th celebrations have been international and wide-ranging – from potlucks with friends to various inspiring attacks; fundraising benefits and prisoner letter writing nights to all of the untold and unknown ways we keep the flame alive." More at

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