Thursday, October 15, 2020

Report back from Sunday, Oct 11th, Really Really Free Market! - at SubRosa, 1-4pm

This PAST Sunday, October 11th! 1-4pm - Really Really Free Market! No money. No trades. Everything is free. With pandemic protocols- let's also share community care!

We all have something to share with each other... and to receive with gratitude is also a gift.  This gathering is not about the "stuff" we give and take, but more about how we can care for each other.

You probably know all the usual protocols to take because of the pandemic - please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Be prepared to wait in a short line if there is a good amount of people already in the space. 

This event is also in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage Against Colonialism.  Patches and Shirts will be screen printed on site and given away on a sliding scale. ALL monetary donations will go to the Amah Mutsun to support them with their fight to protect Juristac on their stolen ancestral homelands. More info at

If you have a donation, we encourage you to bring it anytime between 12-1.  We will take donations until 2:30, at which point we not guarantee that we can take them.

This market is based on a gift-economy... capitalism NO! But come to the Really Really Free Market to give away your old stuff and/or get new-to-you stuff.  Bring your special items that you don't use but can't throw away (ex. clothes, toys, art supplies, instruments, books and zines...your free box).  Come and take what you can use and say thanks!  

We will have folks to check in with as you arrive.  First come first served, space may be limited. Don't be late and be sure to check in with the organizers when you get there. If you bring things, you are expected to take away whatever is left at the end of the market.

And a wonderful and warm Sunday afternoon over 100 came through... 15 people in the courtyard at a time! And over $500 was raised for the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Stay tuned for info about another Really Really Free Market next month!!!

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 

-The Bike Church --- // // 
-Hard Core Compost --- // // 
-The F√°brica --- // // 
-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 

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