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: https://forwardtogether.org/. There will be free snacks!
Free! // All ages! // Dry space! // https://www.facebook.com/events/175936213066228/
-Saturday, June 2nd: 2 fantastic happenings!
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. https://www.facebook.com/events/170359423638905/
Cactus Bloom Collective presents...
*GENERIFUS (Olympia WA) 10-years running, warm guitar melodies and friendly tunes https://generifus.bandcamp.com/
**WOLFGANG STRUTZ (Olympia WA) lo-fi "cosmic country" experimental pop https://wolfgangstrutz.bandcamp.com/
***SUNSHINE EYES (Local) laid-back dream pop outfit https://sunshineeyes.bandcamp.com/
****THE ROOT BEER FLOATS (Local) sweet jangly tunes to sway your head to https://therootbeerfloats.bandcamp.com/
7$ // 7pm // All Ages // Safe(r) Space // No Alcohol, No Drugs // https://www.facebook.com/events/188184801822995/
-Sunday, June 3rd, 3pm - 7pm: Pride After Party / QPOC Farmers Fundraiser
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.
-Friday, June 8th, 6pm - 9pm: Major! documentary screening
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: https://www.missmajorfilm.com/ There will be free snacks! Shown with support from the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In.
Free! // All ages! // Dry space! // https://www.facebook.com/events/458712427918068/