SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others and challenge our assumptions and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, homophobia, racism, and other hierarchies.
Tuesday, February 11th: Happening at SubRosa in evening & info about more around Santa Cruz
~All day Tuesday! HAPPENING NOW!!! Spreading the word... "Call for support and solidarity! Show up at the base of campus in the morning to stand with Wildcats!" -- Lots more info at https://payusmoreucsc.com and
~12:30pm (not 1pm) at City Hall: Community members invited to witness and show support -- For folks who were planning to come to the city council today in support of the Amah Mutsun, please come at 12:30pm not 1pm. There was a scheduling error, and the item might come earlier than we originally thought. The Santa Cruz City Council will consider a resolution that opposes a planned sand and gravel mining operation at Juristac, also known as Sargent Ranch. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, for whom Juristac is a sacred grounds of the utmost historical significance, is asking the City of Santa Cruz to adopt the resolution.
Members of the public are invited to gather in front of Santa Cruz City Hall (809 Center St. SC) at 12:30pm on Tuesday, to show their support and witness the proceedings. We will enter the council chambers together with tribal members at 1:30pm. Amah Mutsun Chair Valentin Lopez will address the Council, asking them to adopt the resolution. Aftewards, we will gather in front of City Hall for a photograph and closing prayer.
Although the City of Santa Cruz lacks any regulatory authority to halt the proposed mining project, this resolution sends a powerful signal to decisionmakers at the County of Santa Clara—and Sargent Ranch property owners—that our communities are adamantly opposed to this destructive plan. The City of Santa Cruz's resolution follows on the heels of the City of Morgan Hill, which on January 15 became the first city to adopt a resolution calling for the preservation of the entirety of Juristac as open space. https://www.facebook.com/protectjuristac/
~6pm at SubRosa: Ecological Intimacy
"You are welcome to join a presentation and conversation around bridging the gap between ecological intelligence and sexual intelligence. It all comes down to relationships and while these topics may be easily understood between our intimate friends, there can be a greater challenge in bridging the larger communities. These communities being 'sex positive', permaculturists and ecologists, and other activists. Even within each of these groups there are many sects. With the current climate crisis at hand, sharing the communication skills each of these groups has to offer and learning from each other is imperative. I am stoked to be hosting this event at Subrosa since this space is a perfect hub for setting the example we can follow. May we make the radical communities the norm and the norms of abusive hierarchy a thing of the past. I hope to see you at this event! Thank you for your support! This is a donation based event and 100% of donations will go to Subrosa Community Space." https://www.facebook.com/events/182570426433460/ Wednesday, February 12th: 3 happenings at SubRosa!!!
~12pm:HUFF meeting- HUFF is Santa Cruz's oldest and most stubbornly persistent grass roots homeless advocacy group. We make trouble for the powers that be and fight institutional human rights abuses.
~3pm: Dignity Not Doorways // ORGANIZING FOR OUR RIGHTS
Santa Cruz Police Chief Andy Mills is advocating a change in the camping law making it illegal to pitch a tent before 10 at night or after 7 in the morning, increasing penalties for trespassing, declaring most of Pacific Avenue a park subject to curfews and would give the police the power to order those violating the anti-homeless laws to choose between working for the police for free cleaning the streets or go to jail. https://www.facebook.com/events/2530144160589010/
We can unite to resist preparing a strategy of nonviolent civil disobedience building solidarity between those with housing and those who are unhoused. There will be a discussion on forming self managed survival camps, building occupations and protests demanding the civil rights of everyone. A free meal will be shared. https://www.facebook.com/events/2530144160589010/
~5:45pm:General Interest Meeting Re: Take Back The Night
Santa Cruz Take Back The Night (SCTBTN) is a local, community-led action organization dedicated to ending sexual violence in Santa Cruz County. Please join us for our first interest meeting to learn about the organization and begin action planning.
Thursday, February 13th, 7:30-10pm: KZSC presents - LET'S CELEBRATE NATIONAL RADIO DAY at SubRosa.
We will be having a valentine's event, Crush on Radio 💋💗💕💞 join us for tattoos, tarot card readings, screen printing (for your own KZSC merch) and live performances by the electronic n beyond artists 🌹ft. DJ sets by some of your very own kzsc DJ's 👼🏼👼🏼 Hope to see you there, KZSC loves you <3. from https://www.instagram.com/p/B8KDzfmAP9U/
Saturday, noon-3pm: Really Really Free Market!
Really Really Free Market! No money. No trades. Everything is free. We all have something to share with each other... and to receive with gratitude is also a gift. This gathering is not about the "stuff" we give and take, but more about how we can care for each other.
This market is based on a gift-economy... capitalism NO! But come to the really really free market to give away your old stuff and/or get new-to-you stuff. 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. Don't be late and be sure to check in with the organizers when you get there. If you bring things, you are expected to take away whatever is left at the end of the market. https://www.facebook.com/events/534168204125131/
SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others and challenge our assumptions and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, queer&homophobia, racism, ableism and other hierarchies.
SubRosa is part of the Hub Community Center, in downtown Santa Cruz, CA which is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.
Do you want to join SubRosa in solidarity with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band?
-Contribute to The Humunya Foundation of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, a 501 (c) (3) Private Foundation under the Internal Revenue Code. As such, donations made to the Humunya Foundation are tax deductable. The Humunya Foundation was created to fund raise, facilitate Tribal cultural activities and conduct outreach to the public. More information http://amahmutsun.org/foundation
-Sign up for the Amah Mutsun Land Trust email list for more information and opportunities to get involved.
-Consider making a monthly donation to Amah Mutsun Land Trust to support the tribe's Indigenous stewardship and cultural relearning work.