Wednesday, January 30, 2019
-Thursday, Jan. 31st, 6:45pm: Tamera: Video and Discussion Night
Video and Discussion Night! We will share video clips from Tamera and then have time for discussion. Tamera started in 1978 with a small group, that is currently a community of around 200, working towards autonomous decentralized models for a post-capitalist world, with those who share a vision of Terra Nova. https://www.facebook.com/events/508099373046856/
"We believe in a future without war, in love without fear, and work to build Terra Nova by creating Healing Biotopes as centers to research and model a new planetary culture, with strong ethical foundations."
-Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 7pm: Weep Wave (Seattle) / BB Sinclair / Day Trip / PS (Note: usually the Really Really Free Market is first Saturday but is rescheduled due to rain! Now on second Saturday!)
Cactus Bloom Collective presents
*WEEP WAVE (Seattle WA) https://weepwave.bandcamp.com/
**PRACTICING SINCERITY https://practicingsincerity.bandcamp.com
***BB SINCLAIR https://m.soundcloud.com/bbsinclair
****DAY TRIP https://m.facebook.com/tripOfTheDay/
7$ // 7pm // All Ages // Safe Space // No Alcohol No Drugs
-Sunday, Feb. 3rd, 4pm: Sara Film Screening
Rojava Solidarity Santa Cruz and Demand Utopia Santa Cruz present a Free Film Screening @ SubRosa 4pm Sunday, Feb. 3!
Sara, "My Whole Life Was A Struggle" (2015)
A brilliant, passionate girl who discovers Kurdish politics in high school and flees her family, determined to become a revolutionary instead of a housewife—this is Sakine Cansiz as she develops into a PKK founder and leading strategist of the Kurdish women's liberation movement, trying to understand how to make the personal and political mesh.
Please Join Us For This Free Event! Light refreshments will be provided and the film will be followed by a discussion.
Rojava Solidarity Santa Cruz is a local group of concerned citizens hoping to highlight the Kurdish question and support the growing Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, also called Rojava.
Any donations collected will be contributed directly to humanitarian efforts in Northern Syria. https://www.facebook.com/events/2075275919216233/
AND REMINDER ABOUT REGULAR OPEN HOURS
(Come on by and have some coffee, check-out a book or strike up a conversation)
Wednesdays, 10:30am - 2pm // Fridays, 9am - 12pm // Saturdays, 8:30am - 12pm // Sundays, 1 - 4pm //
& open for events & meetings
(and open on some Thursday afternoons)
And here's a couple of events happening elsewhere...
Friday Feb. 1st, 2:30 - 5:30pm: Protect Mauna Kea event at UC Santa Cruz & letter delivery // at
UC Santa Cruz // Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISB) Room 221
A FREE teach-in and discussion including acoustic music/story sharing, featuring special guests from Hawai'i— Mauna Kea Hui spokesperson Kealoha Pisciotta, and Hawaiʻi songwriter Liko Martin, who is known as a kupuna (respected elder) of the Hawaiian movement. Following the event there will be a prayer held at the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building. https://www.facebook.com/events/279096602757053/
"We are going to hold them accountable, and we are going to ask their people not to let them build this telescope. Technology needs to harmonize with the Earth and indigenous protection, and help to get humanity out of the mess we are in, not to make it worse." —Kealoha Pisciotta
The University of California is a key partner in the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project, a proposal to build an 18-story high telescope on top of Mauna Kea— the tallest and most sacred mountain in Hawai'i. A powerful movement led by Native Hawaiian culture bearers has risen up over the past decade in steadfast opposition to the TMT. Following a recent court ruling, construction of the TMT could begin at any time, requiring a massive police mobilization to attempt to crush the Native Hawaiian opposition standing in the way.
Native Hawaiian organizers of the movement to protect Mauna Kea from the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project are bringing their urgent message to UC Santa Cruz. Join us to learn about the movement to protect Mauna Kea, the role that UC Santa Cruz is playing in forcing the TMT forward, and what can be done to #StopTMT. What does it look like for science to be aligned with respect for indigenous peoples and protection of the earth?
Letter from UC Students re: TMT: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5ff77e_036a10a8c6b94d01ad4fd9e384d3bfb7.pdf
Mauna Kea is:
* a Wao Akua, a holy realm, a sacred piko // * an abode of Poli'ahu and other divine beings // * a kupuna, a revered and respected elder // * a landscape of Hawaiian cultural and spiritual practices // * a vital aquifer for Hawai'i Island // * a fragile environment with rare and endangered flora & fauna // * the tallest mountain on Earth from sea floor to summit
If built, TMT would: * be 184' (over 18 stories) tall, plus 20' below ground // * be the tallest building on Hawai'i Island // * excavate over 8 acres & 64,000 cubic yards of public lands // * destroy the natural beauty and open space on the northern plateau. // * encroach upon hundreds of ancient Hawaiian shrines
[Facts from Mauna Kea—Sacred Mountain, 2015]
Sunday, Feb. 3rd, 2 - 4pm: Santa Cruz Apple Wassail 2019 (and read below for info about gathering on Saturday too)
Apple wassailing is an ancient community tradition in which we gather to share cider, sing incantations to the trees, and honor the land that nourishes us--all to welcome a good crop this season. Join us at your downtown Santa Cruz Community Orchard for the 2nd annual Santa Cruz Apple Wassail. Cider, toast, ribbons, trees, crisp air, song, laughter, noise, celebration!
This is a fundraiser for the Community Orchard. All are welcomed. Bring your cups for warm cider, pozole, and other treats. Festive costumes encouraged but not required.
Location: Santa Cruz Community Orchard's orchard garden at Mike Fox Park (225 San Lorenzo Blvd), next to the skate park and basketball courts.
Sunday, Feb 3: Join us for our second annual, ancient English-style apple wassailing ceremony, in which we share cider, hang ribbons, laugh among friends old and new, sing traditional incantations to the trees, and honor the land that nourishes us to bring a strong harvest in the coming season. Try to come on time, as the wassail will move quickly, led by our masterful Wassail King Blaize Wilkinson. Our downtown orchard plantings, initiated in 2015, are approaching early maturity and could give a nice crop this summer with our hearty cheer.
Saturday Feb 2: Learn the fundamentals of winter orchard maintenance as we continue to prune and train our young fruit trees for healthy and productive form, add new varieties via topwork grafting, build soil fertility and companion plantings, and tidy up our orchard.
More orchard info, event listings, and announcement list signup at: http://santacruzorchard.org
Accessibility note: This event takes place mostly on a sloped area of uneven dirt terrain covered in wood chips. There is a small level-grade asphalt area, adjacent to a larger level dirt area. There are two bench seats with no backs in the asphalt area, and there will be folding chairs with backs. The area is approximately 250 feet from a parking lot with a single handicapped parking spot. Access from that parking spot to the level asphalt is along a public sidewalk, without curbs or other barriers between the parking and the site. https://www.facebook.com/events/2059162910843027/