Friday, April 17, 2020

Help the Hub Survive - SubRosa's home // & More!

For those of y'all that didn't know, SubRosa is a part of a broader community project called The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living, which is fundraising to raise rent and keep it's projects (SubRosa included) afloat during Covid19. Read more about The Hub and our campaign below, and please help us share widely!  

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!

Projects like The Fábrica, SubRosa, The Bike Church, PedX Courier & Cargo, Hard Core Compost Company, Tenant Sanctuary, and Sanctuary Santa Cruz all call the Hub home, with offerings spanning from community and legal support for immigrants, to work trade in exchange for a bike for low income riders, to compost pickup at your door every week. Projects of the Hub also offer a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying, and so much more (read more about our project offerings here 

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Hub on-the-ground operations are completely shut down for the safety of the community. Many of the Hub's projects are currently or will soon be struggling to pay the bills, particularly those projects which rely upon small cash donations from public-engaging programs. We are fundraising to account for rent/expenses at this unpredictable time.  As we come to realize how long we are likely to be closed we have determined that our need is greater than expected.

In addition to this crowdfunding campaign, please let us know if you have ideas of grant funding or if you would be willing to become a sustaining member of the Hub for as little as $5/month.

Our lease is up in October, and we are starting to have the conversation with the landlord to renew. So, depending on how that goes, we may begin a larger fundraising campaign later this year if we have to move to either rent or purchase a new property to continue offering these crucial resources to the Santa Cruz community. We appreciate any community involvement in supporting our continued resilience, whether that be financial or simply sharing about us and what we do. 

***We recognize we are one of infinite groups seeking funding during this time. If you only have a small amount of money to donate to Covid-19 relief, we encourage donating first and foremost to least-resourced groups (undocumented workers not receiving government checks, houseless folks in need of housing, etc). If you have the means, please consider donating to the Hub after and in addition to supporting these urgent needs.

And I want to let you know that there's 

3 videos on the Hub YouTube channel... 

Here's the link  Hub Mutual Aid Channel

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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