Thursday, May 14, 2020

Tonight: Neuroqueer Support Circle // & community resources info!

This evening, 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Neuroqueer Support Circle (online info: // Meeting ID: 871 3807 0563).

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


-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.
-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!). // Meeting ID: 871 3807 0563

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

~Formulario de Ayuda COVID-19 y Voluntariado del Condado de Santa Cruz - "Complete este formulario si usted reside en el condado de Santa Cruz y tiene necesidades específicas debido a la pandemia de coronavirus. También utilicé este formulario para indicar que desea ayudar a otras personas quienes lo necesiten."

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

-Highlighting this "Amah Mutsun Families COVID-19 Relief Fund" -- they are so close to their goal.

Update from the fundraiser: "Thank you! The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band sincerely thanks all of the donors who have contributed such generous donations! We are very fortunate to work with such a kind and giving Community. The help we have received from each of you and other community members has greatly increased our ability to directly respond to the needs of our elders and tribal members in this difficult time. After accessing the necessities within in our Tribe, our committee has decided to continue our campaign. We are raising our goal to $15,000 as we begin to distribute our services and funds. With the high probability of COVID-19 stretching into Fall and beyond; our tribal members will soon be facing no unemployment or FFCRA benefits. This is extremely concerning and why we have made the decision to keep fundraising. We would appreciate the continued sharing of this relief fund out into your communities and via your social media networks. With gratitude, we wish good health and blessings to you and your families. Please be safe! Respectfully, The Amah Mutsun Families COVID-19 Relief Fund Committee"

-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."

-Hub Fundraiser has almost reached it's goal!
We're so very grateful to you all that have donated... and if you've thought about it you still can. And there's links above for groups to consider donating to before and in addition to the Hub.

-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!
& link to fundraiser 

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. and and

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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