Monday, March 23, 2020

Events online SubRosa related - Wed: a bedroom live-stream show & Thurs: Neuroqueer Support ONLINE Circle // help stop evictions // mutual aid resources // & More!

Note from the SubRosa collective:  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 (and other Hub projects) will be canceling 
all gatherings and events until further notice. 
The collective is exploring ways it can support its members and communities through 
mutual aid and support of community-based response efforts.

~Wednesday, March 25th, 7pm:  Practicing Sincerity, The Curfews, bb Sinclair, Just Nick, and Polkadot live on Instagram 

our friends Cactus Bloom Collective are hosting a virtual concert on Instagram live this Wednesday! featuring... 

playing from their bedrooms tune into on Instragram at 7pm 3/25 to get in on the fun!

~Thursday, March 26th, 7:30 - 8:30pm: Neuroqueer Support ONLINE Circle (info below for joining online)

2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:30, March 26th, April 2nd, April 14th, April 30th and ongoing!

We are neuroqueer, neurodivergent and neuroemergent. We have nervous systems which challenge the norms of psychiatry, ability and social expectations. Many of us have been deeply pathologized from a young age. Many of us have had difficulty recognizing the validity of who we are,  difficulty perceiving and developing our abilities, our gifts, in the climate of pathologization we've been steeped in. But we have the chance to form new circles of validation, to immerse ourselves in affirming spaces, to be "believing mirrors" for each other. And some of us have learned ways to embrace who we are and would love to share about it! Life can be difficult or just different for us so let's talk about it! (or draw, stim, sign, sing, dance about it). If that' s what you' ve been dreaming of, please join this co- facilitated circle.

Details:   This is a non-structured sharing space with revolving facilitators. We may decide to focus on a specific discussion topic or not.  Non- verbal means of communication and sharing or just being will be welcomed. There will be snacks and art supplies.    

This will be an anti- oppression focused space.* 

This will be a queer space, (for ppl with LQBTQIA+ identities, yes, including Ace) with a possibility of opening up to others later once  queer safety has been established to our satisfaction. Respecting various gender identities and pronouns is a must. 

Who this space is for: queer people of all kinds of neurodivergence, including but not limited to adhd, bipolar, autistic, spd, hsp, bpd and so many more, regardless of diagnoses. No official diagnosis is necessary, people's self knowledge of their own nervous system will be respected. (Sometimes ppl can feel like they aren't neurodivergent enough, and if that's what's going on for you, talk to us!).  If you're interested but have concerns about whether the space will be safe for you, or whether you can uphold the anti-oppression and gender affirming container we hope to create, please talk to the organizers. 

Neuroqueer defined: This is a non-rigid, ever evolving definition but the gist is that our nervous systems are queer because they defy normativity, and it is that very normativity which we disintegrate and compost when we come into our authenticity, power and pride. 

Anti- oppression: As neuroqueer people who might have differences in learning and perceiving social cues, we recognize that social justice perfection is a normative expectation, however we seek to create a least- harmful space for everyone. So please know that ableism, racism, classism, transphobia, misogyny and other oppressions create serious harm and will be addressed. 

UPDATE: This group is online now! Feel free to invite folks from other regions. Skype in option!!! Out of spoons or socially depleted but still want to join? Totally Skype in if you want. Just let us know before hand. contact Amber Naali for

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~And more to come from SubRosa and friends as we creatively navigate this shifting social terrain.

Please SHARE: Help STOP EVICTIONS in the City of Santa Cruz - on Tuesday 3/24 the City Council will be considering an emergency order (Agenda item 15) to STOP the eviction process for nonpayment of rent during the pandemic. SEND ASAP your EMAILS to the City Council urging them to adopt this extraordinary measure: 

Agenda Item 15:

"(1) Adopt an emergency ordinance to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the larger community by preventing residential or commercial evictions for non-payment of rent as a result of economic losses related to the coronavirus pandemic to avoid further homelessness and loss of jobs and employment opportunities within the community.

(2) Encourage banks and other financial institutions to halt foreclosures and related evictions resulting from not providing mortgage payments as a result of economic losses related to the coronavirus pandemic to avoid further homelessness and loss of jobs and employment opportunities within the community."

Email submitted to is public record. All City Council email that is general correspondence will be forwarded to individual Council members, City departments as appropriate, and placed in the Central Branch Library Reference Desk for 3 months for public review. All City Council email that pertains to an agenda item will be placed with that agenda item and distributed with the agenda packet, which includes public review at the Central Branch Library.

Agenda… // from

Spreading the word about Mutual Aid 
in Santa Cruz & South County (Watsonville etc) 

~COVID Santa Cruz County Aid & Volunteer Form

"Please fill out this form if you live in Santa Cruz County and have specific needs due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Also use this form to indicate that you can help provide for the needs of other people."  More info at link.

~Mutual Aid Fund for Santa Cruz COVID19 Impacts 

"Raising money to buy supplies for community members' needs during the Covid19 crisis. Please use the link to request any help you need or to volunteer to distribute goods/cook/childcare/provide other forms of support."  More info at link.

~An on-going Google doc for a "Corona Virus Resource Kit" - FYI there is a lot of info, I'd recommend searching for a specific topic if you already know it, rather than scanning it. 

Up to date info regarding coronavirus:

Santa  Cruz County:
California State: 
Federal Government:

SubRosa is part of a community center called The Hub --- 
Check out The Hub's facebook, instagram & website for info re: other Hub projects!

Contact info for our neighbors at The Hub 
And see updates how they are also responding 
to the coronavirus and community safety...

-The Bike Church ---.  // //  


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 
-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 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. and and

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