Thursday, March 5, 2020

Thurs: A Show // Fri: Art openings at SubRosa & Fábrica & Spring Night Market // Sat: Español/Ingles Conversation Group & Sat & Sun: Gender Strike! // Mon: Queer Prisoner Letter Writing // Tues: Another Show! // & More!

Friday -  an event showcasing students of color's art work

~Thursday March 5th, 7pm:  Generifus//Eve's Peach//Kite Hands Glowing//Hullahbaloo


*Generifus (Olympia, WA)
**Eve's Peach (San Jose)
***Kite Hands Glowing (Santa Cruz)
****Hullahbaloo (San Jose)

no jerks // all-ages // $7 donation //

~Friday March 6th:  3 Happenings!!!

       6pm:  Doing the Most

"Doing the Most" is an event showcasing students of color's art work. There will be art for sale, and donations to SubRosa would be much appreciated! Donation based.

       6pm:  Spring Night Market at the Hub

Join us for the first Night Market of the year on First Friday, March 6th from 6-10 PM! Come see what our amazing community of makers and artists have to offer! We will also have delicious vegan food and non-alcoholic drinks. Our vendors include local artists, curated vintage collectors, jewelers, potters, clothing makers, screen printers, print makers and more! This event is kid and dog friendly, wheelchair accessible and held in our gorgeous, plant-filled outdoor courtyard. For accessibility questions please email us at

       6pm: at the Fábrica - First Friday with Vicki Assegued: Layered Fabric Assemblage

An excerpt from description "Join us for a First Friday open house featuring the fabric assemblage work of Vicki Assegued! From the artist: "After many years of making art from previously used objects, such as wood, metal, plastic and glass, I began working with fabric and have been completely enamored with it.

The fabrics used in my pieces include repurposed clothing, place mats, upholstery remnants, lace, trims, purses, pillowcases, crocheted and embroidered pieces, jewelry parts, yarn and beads..."

~And Saturday & Sunday March 7th and 8th!  Gender Strike! International Women's Day 2020

A weekend of events at SubRosa brought to you by the Santa Cruz Revolutionary Feminist Working Group

"Our gender strike is not about withdrawing labor but collectivizing labor: labor that goes unseen, labor that is called "natural" insofar as it is cheap or free, labor that is often isolating and gendered.  Through the weekend we'll be collectivizing care with free food, free childcare, free clothing and household goods, free workshops, free haircuts, free massages, etc."

       Saturday, 6-9pm:  Cooking Something Up: Gender Strike Cook Out

       Sunday, 12-4pm:  Really, Really Free Day 

Free food, clothes, bikes, plants, books.
Free haircuts, massages, care consults.
Free childcare, workshops, activities.
Free everything!

Also on Saturday at 10am!  Español/Ingles Conversation Group

This group is open to anyone interested in practicing their Spanish or English conversation skills. The intention is to create a safe and comfortable environment where members of our community can teach and learn from each other. All levels of fluency are welcome. The group is free! first and third Saturdays of the month.

Acompáñanos en SubRosa para conversaciones bilingüe en español y ingles. El grupo es para personas interesadas en practicar su español o inglés en un espacio cómodo, amistoso y respetuoso. La meta del reunión es que participantes enseñen y aprendan uno del otro. Todos niveles son bienvenidos para contribuir. ¡Y es gratis! primer y tercer sábado del mes.

~Monday, March 9th, 5pm: Queer Prisoner Letter Writing

Come through from 5-6:30 or 7 every other Monday for cozy tea, coffee & snacks while we continue writing to the queer prisoners we sent holiday cards to through black and pink. We will have card making supplies but also feel free to bring your own!

Although queer prisoners are our main concentration, feel free to also use this as a focused space to write letters to any prisoner you might be in correspondence with or wanting to support, queer or not, or a as space to write letters in general! 

Black and Pink's mission is to abolish the criminal punishment system and to liberate LGBTQIA2S+ people/people living with HIV who are affected by that system, through advocacy, support, and organizing.

~Tuesday March 10th, 8pm:  Twin Whistle, Byssus & a Special Guest from Ireland!

*Twin Whistle is a duo of eerily kindred songstresses weaving weepy melodies and haunting harmonies to create an experience of dark country-folk music all their own. Their songs run the gamut from personal to political, from heartbreak to the struggles of the working class. 
**Byssus- three piece Santa Cruz dark folk featuring guitar, accordion, hurdy gurdy and fiddle, dedicated to the resilient interspecies entanglements that defy the logic of empire. 
***And... a special guest from Ireland! 

(Come on by and have some coffee, check-out a book 
or strike up a conversation)

Mondays, 1 - 4pm // Wednesdays, 10:30am - 2:30pm // Fridays, 9am - 11am //

& open for events & meetings

***And the grad student strike continues... The UCSC administration has fired strikers. Many ways to be in solidarity... show up at picket line ... donate to support fund for striking workers (Support Fund for Striking Workers at UCSC) ... spread the word ... and more!  
Lots more info at

About 80 grad students withheld Fall grades and, as of Feb 28, are out of a job next quarter. 54 had already received Spring appointments and were dismissed, and the rest simply won't get hired (they received notice that they "will no longer be considered" for these appointments). But the fight isn't over! More TAs will withhold Winter grades, and 559 grads have pledged to refuse TAships vacated by dismissed grads. The strike continues. Together, we win! See you on the picket.

The picket will continue, everyday this week (Mar 2-6), 7:30am-5:30pm at the base of campus, with General Assemblies at 4:30pm! Check Twitter and Instagram for the latest strike info.


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

-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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