Monday, August 1, 2022

Coming up in next few days…

Coming up in next few days at SubRosa/the Hub at 703 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

-Monday August 1st / 1-4pm - Fábrica Open Hours" The Fábrica is community workspace where folks can come to learn and share knowledge about textiles arts." At the Hub, 703 Pacific Ave (also participating in the Free Skool project - )

-Tuesday, August 2nd / 6-8pm - Creative Writing Workshop: Intro to Fiction / with Samual Miller (

Location: SubRosa, 703 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

Description: A discussion on the fundamentals of fiction writing with prompts to practice. Then an opportunity to write a short story and share it.

-Wednesday, August 3rd, courtyard film screening of "Machines in Flames" (2022, 50 min.) gate at 7:30pm + W&A with Andrew at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave 

Machines in Flames (2022, 50min) is a cinematic search for the elusive group CLODO, who bombed computer companies in 1980s Toulouse, France. Journeying through the cybernetic nodes of military, industrial, and socialist development, the film exposes how recording devices fail to collect the ashes of history. The film combines archival traces, a viral desktop choreography, and paranoid footage of nocturnal stakeouts into a philosophical investigation of self-combustion. The film is the debut work of the Destructionist International, and the first in a series of films on the appetite for abolition in ultra-leftism. It was first distributed through a network of self-erasing USB data sticks dropped outside corporate campuses. 

-Thursday, August 4th at 1:30  -Radical Political Theory Reading Group / Thursdays, 1:30-4:30, August 4th, 11, 18th, 25th / 1:30-4:30 p.m. with Gabriel ( -  (also participating in the Free Skool project - )

Location: SubRosa Courtyard, 703 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

Description: In this reading group we are exploring political theory in two senses of the word "radical". First we are looking at texts that are from of the edges of contemporary political theory – feminist care, black anarchism, autonomous zones, anonymity, abolition – ideas of politics and the political that are original, that defy convention, and that challenge our notions of what is acceptable to say, do or think. The second sense is one that takes seriously the origins of the word "radical", suggesting "roots" or the hidden networks underground that both give strength to the foundations of political activity, and that draw into it the necessary elements for flourishing. We will be looking at contemporary works of political theory that seek to transform the world from the (under)ground up. 

Each week we'll read one short book and have a discussion facilitated by our small collective. Everything we'll read has been published in the last two years, giving us a chance to engage in a diverse collection of new ideas about how we change the world.

Please contact in advance to find out more about the reading group and to get our reading list! –

Materials: We'll be reading a short book every week. It's highly encouraged that folks get a hard copy of the books, most of which cost about $15 new. Anyone unable to afford this can get a pdf/ebook copy for free. However you do it, please read as much as you can before we meet! Folks are also encouraged to bring snacks, food or beverages to share.

And lots more classes in the 2022 Summer Session of Free Skool Santa Cruz coming up! Info available soon.

And don't forget that the Bike Church is open Thursday-Monday, 12-5pm! - also at the Hub at 703 Pacific Avenue.

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 Fábrica --- // // 
-PedX Courier & Cargo --- // // 
-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 
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