Thursday, April 30, 2020

Cactus Bloom IG Show // May Day in SC // Hub fundraiser // community resources // & more!!!

Hub Fundraiser - we're almost reached our goal! The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living is a constellation of community-based projects that has been building and celebrating community and offering crucial resources since 1994. We are currently closed for community safety, and rather than have each individual project at the Hub shoulder the burden for rent alone, we are focused on a collective effort to raise rent/expenses all together, and we're asking you to help us with that! Thanks for your support! See info below for other efforts to offer support in Santa Cruz - if you have the means, please consider donating to the Hub after and in addition to supporting these urgent needs.

-Saturday, May 2nd, 7 - 9pm: Cactus Bloom IG Livestream Benefit show for the Hub!

Next live stream show coming up this Saturday 5/2! Tune in to catch...

-Diners (
-4BBR (members of Day Trip-
-bb Sinclair (
-Smooth Alligator (Jordan of Adult School-
-Practicing Sincerity (
-Chaotic Futch (

Playing live on your phone! They'll be taking donations to help us and our friends at The Hub! and🤘

-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

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.

-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

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

****Other community resources making a difference in people's lives...

-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:

-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. "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 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." // FNB serves food 7 days a week and is part of an international movement. More info at

-The Diversity Center - from "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." and more info at and

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 --- // //
-Hard Core Compost --- // //
-The Fábrica --- // //
-PedX Courier & Cargo --- // //
-Sanctuary Santa Cruz --- //
-Tenant Sanctuary --- //

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  http://www.protectjuristac.or

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