Thursday, September 8, 2022

Lots happening in days ahead!

Lots happening in days ahead at the Hub (community center where SubRosa is located)… note: first event listed below, Rally for Juristac, is in San Jose and Practicing Abolitionist Principles is in Watsonville: 


-Rally for Juristac - from FB event post - "STAND WITH US — The sacred ceremonial heartland of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band near Gilroy, CA is threatened by a proposed 403-acre sand and gravel mining operation. 

Santa Clara County has released an environmental analysis of the project and soon will decide whether to approve or deny permits for the mine. If built, this project would devastate pristine grasslands and woodlands, impair a critical wildlife movement corridor, and desecrate Amah Mutsun (Ohlone) sacred sites.

Join us in front of the Santa Clara County building on Sept. 10, 1-4pm to stand together for the land, for cultural survival, and to show the strength of our collective determination to protect Juristac! 

Please help us get the word out! More resources and info at: 

Rally hosted by the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band

LOCATION: McEntee Plaza (In front of the Santa Clara County Government Building) 70 W Hedding St, San Jose, CA 95110"

-Fábrica Open Hours – Saturdays / 2 – 5 p.m. and Mondays / 1 – 4 p.m. with Fábrica Collective ( / Location: The Fábrica, 703 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA / Description: The Fábrica is a community workspace where folks can come to learn and share knowledge about textiles arts. This includes Sewing, Knitting, Quilting, Embroidery, Crochet, and Bookbinding, among others. The workshop is operated by volunteers and funded by donations from participants.

-LiveLoop Lesson - Saturday, September 10th / 5 p.m. with Weston Mossman ( and / Location: SubRosa, 703 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA / Description: Learn how to use a simple loop pedal to have fun, compose, practice and perform music for less than $100. Great for musicians of all skill levels. – Demo / – Introduction to looping / – Group Lesson / – Tips / – End by all making a livelooped song together. (A Free Skool Santa Cruz class)

-Square Dance Benefit - all proceeds going to Plan C (an org fighting for reproductive rights) - Saturday September 10th, 7-10pm at the Bike Church (703 Pacific Ave) - $10-$15 notaflof - square dance & calls by Nina Berry / 2 step by Malibu Bar-Babe / there will also be food and some vending in the SubRosa courtyard. It's an evening focusing on fem performers and musicians. 


-Really Really Free Market – September 11th / 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with the Really Really Free Market Crew ( / Location: SubRosa Courtyard, 703 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA / Description: ¡Tianguis Realmente Gratuito! Todo es gratis. Really Really Free Market – 11am-2pm. No money. No trades. Everything is free. This gathering is not about the "stuff" we give and take, but more about how we can freely give and receive from each other. ¡Todo gratis! No intercambio de dinero, no negocios, no trueques. Trae lo que gustes, toma lo que necesites. Este mercado gratuito es basado en una economía de regalar. / a collaboration with KZSC - record & cd swap as well!

-Practicing Abolitionist Principles in daily life & Lgbtqi+ Inmate snail mail workshops – (note: NOT AT Hub/SubRosa! See info below for location!) September 11th / 1 – 4:30 p.m. with Stephanie/Burrito ( / Location: The Slough Brewing Collective, 65 Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA / Description: These courses will be open conversations about the ways we can reach out and advocate for LGBTQI+ Inmates, sharing statistics, the cycles of entering incarceration and the prison system, and how we can shift our way of engaging with others around us, approach and resolve conflicts in ways that no longer adhere to structures of the carceral state (cancel culture, detention, time out, silent treatment, "ghosting" etc). The classes include art as a healing form and we will be making letters, photography, postcards and other pieces of snail mail to send to LGBTQI+ Prisoners! / Donations are always welcome to help fund the postcards and materials! If people are interested in directly sending funds to inmate commissary we will have a qr code that leads to that. (An offering in the Free Skool Santa Cruz 2022 summer session).

Upcoming events!

-A show! At SubRosa, with High Primes (SC) / Allegra Krueger (NYC) / Livia Charman SC) - Saturday September 17, doors 7:30 & show 8 // dry space // all ages // $5-$15 notaflof // vax&mask // from High Primes - "It's been a slow burn and a long time, but High Primes is finally playing our first public show in Santa Cruz. What started out as a potentially terrible idea - "What if we had a band where every song started as country and ended as math rock?" - is now somehow a full set of heartbreak and tasty ⅞ lap steel licks." 

And info about other happenings at SubRosa and elsewhere through Free Skool Santa Cruz at 

<Contact info for our neighbors at The Hub, 703 Pacific Ave>

-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. 

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