Next https://www.instagram.com/cactusbloomsc/ live stream show coming up this Saturday 5/2! Tune in to catch...
-4BBR (members of Day Trip- https://www.facebook.com/tripOfTheDay/)
-Smooth Alligator (Jordan of Adult School- https://www.facebook.com/adultschoolca/)
-Practicing Sincerity (https://www.facebook.com/practicingsincerity/)
-Chaotic Futch (https://chaoticfutch.bandcamp.com/releases)
Playing live on your phone! https://www.facebook.com/events/255466845641065/ They'll be taking donations to help us and our friends at The Hub! https://www.instagram.com/santacruzhub/ and https://www.facebook.com/santacruzhub/🤘
-And May Day in Santa Cruz - Join the May Day strike against austerity and unsafe working conditions in Santa Cruz this Friday from 12-4:30! Meet in the Oakes College parking lot (from https://www.instagram.com/payusmoreucsc/)
Our greatest weapon against layoffs, pay reductions, and cuts to social welfare during and after COVID is the withholding of our labor. Workers across the world at universities, Amazon, Whole Foods, Target, Instacart, Walmart, and FedEx, to name a few, are going on strike this May 1. In addition, millions of tenants are withholding their rent.
Do not go to work as usual May 1, whether in person or online. Do not pay your rent. Reclaim the time and resources you need to care for yourself and your community.
Join us for a May Day Caravan as we stand with those striking and fighting for their right to live in this city. From the Oakes College parking lot, we will embark on a slow-moving, socially-distant action using car and bike transit from campus to downtown to support workers across the city (full route details TBA).
Those without a vehicle are welcome to join at one or more locations! If you are not currently in Santa Cruz, you can still be part of our journey by following along on here or on Twitter @payusmoreucsc.
WHAT TO BRING!!!
-Personal masks or bandanas
-Banners, signs, and markers for vehicles in support of striking workers and renters
-White flags in support of the rent strike
-Flowers and other offerings for the UCSC loop bus driver who passed away due to COVID
-Care packages with masks, hand sanitizer, and other safety supplies to donate to front line workers and folks living unhoused
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0o0wsubIj5NVXINzx7Ay8vEyKpLbIk_sQ0r6JLxbZWHYrjQ/viewform "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
-Recommendation from YARR (Your Allied Rapid Response): We assume some of you are in the position of being able to make a donation for those who have not been eligible for any money through the federal relief package. This includes not only those who are undocumented, but also US citizens who are married to specific groups of immigrants, like those on student visas. DACA college students may also be blocked from receiving aid. Given the cost of living in Santa Cruz county, federal relief will also fall short for other vulnerable groups. We have been researching which organizations in the county are able to get money out into the community quickly with minimal barriers/hurdles for those who are in need. At this time, if you are able, we are recommending you make a donation to the Community Action Board, through the CAB COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. 100% of your donations will go to support groups such as those who are undocumented, unhoused, and/or have aged out of foster care. Here's the donation webpage: https://cabinc.org/2020/04/17/undoc-covid19/
-UndocuFund Monterey Bay is a collaborative effort to assist Monterey Bay area undocumented immigrant workers impacted by COVID-19. The fund will help individuals and families with a one-time emergency assistance in this time of crisis. https://www.undocufundmb.org "Undocumented workers are over-represented in the services, hospitality, and agriculture industries; industries severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to the loss of their homes, wages, and/or employment. At the same time, undocumented workers have been excluded from federally and state funded safety net programs. This comes at a time when immigrant communities were already threatened by anti-immigration policies like public charge."
-Support Food Not Bombs! from https://santacruz.foodnotbombs.net Everyone is welcome to join us. "VOLUNTEER We need volunteers every day at Laurel and Front Streets from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Please call us at 1-800-884-1136 to be placed on the schedule." firstname.lastname@example.org // FNB serves food 7 days a week and is part of an international movement. More info at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SantaCruzFoodNotBombs/
-The Diversity Center - from http://www.diversitycenter.org "Due to the spread of COVID-19, the Diversity Center will be closed during the Shelter in Place Order. Our support groups will continue virtually and our staff will still be here to support you while working from home. Click on the EVENTS menu above and select COMMUNITY CALENDAR to learn how to join our virtual groups." http://www.diversitycenter.org/community-calendar and more info at https://www.facebook.com/diversitycenterscc/ and https://www.facebook.com/transtdc/
-The Bike Church --- http://bikechurch.santacruzhub.org // https://www.facebook.com/thebikechurch/ // https://www.instagram.com/thebikechurch/
-Hard Core Compost --- https://www.compost.bike // https://www.instagram.com/hardcorecompost/ // www.facebook.com/compost.bike/
-The Fábrica --- https://thefabrica.org // https://www.facebook.com/thefabrica/ // https://www.instagram.com/the_fabrica_/
-PedX Courier & Cargo --- http://pedxsc.com/ // https://www.facebook.com/pedxsc/ // https://www.instagram.com/pedalersexpress/
-Sanctuary Santa Cruz --- https://sanctuary-sc.net // https://www.facebook.com/sanctuarysantacruz/
-Tenant Sanctuary --- https://tenantsanctuary.org // https://www.facebook.com/tenantsanctuary/