Tuesday, March 17, 2020

A note to our communities about the Coronavirus

A note to our communities about the Coronavirus:

SubRosa: A Community Space.  How can community survive thrive in a time of social isolation?

Our priority is the health and safety of our communities. We are closely monitoring the ever-evolving coronavirus COVID-19 situation and are thinking about ways we can maintain our collective and community health and provide mutual aid.

As of Saturday, March 14th, SubRosa will be canceling all gatherings and events through the 28th of March (note: since this was written two days ago Santa Cruz County has declared a "shelter in place" order through April 7th... so this changes things in terms of the 2 week time frame). During this time we will monitor the evolving situation and convene to discuss how to proceed in the week(s) ahead. We will also be developing safe use protocols for the space, that support the health of our collective members and our communities.

The collective is exploring ways it can support its members and communities through mutual aid and support of community-based response efforts. We will share opportunities and resources to help and be helped in the days to come. We see many ways anti-capitalist community resources and action are amazing tools, and endeavor to respond to this pandemic in ways that reflect and uplift our beliefs.

Please feel free to email or message us with questions.

Together we can resist and thrive,  

The SubRosa Collective

And here's this document that is being shared (I'm not sure who started it and where they are from but it does have useful information) - Coronavirus Resource Kit - a collectivized document https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rcan4C_e6OBFBI5bUn7MtYK74Ab-WarxyJmDvZUI_YA/edit?usp=sharing  


SubRosa is part of a community center called The Hub --- 
Check out The Hub's facebook, instagram & website for info re: other Hub projects! 
And see updates how they are also responding to the coronavirus and community safety

and more from some of our neighbors at The Hub...

-The Bike Church ---. http://bikechurch.santacruzhub.org  // https://www.facebook.com/thebikechurch/ // https://www.instagram.com/thebikechurch/  


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. 
-Check out  http://www.protectjuristac.org/how-to-help/ to protect Juristac, an Amah Mutsun sacred site threatened by a proposed mining operation in Santa Clara county. Actions include:  Sign the petition to protect Juristac, an Amah Mutsun sacred site threatened by a proposed mining operation in Santa Clara county.  https://www.amahmutsunlandtrust.org and http://amahmutsun.org and  http://www.protectjuristac.org

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