Friday, November 11, 2022

Many events coming up at SubRosa!

This Thursday! Today! November 10th, 7pm - Come hear from Indigenous elders and cultural practitioners of Hawai'i about the stand to protect sacred Mauna Kea from the University of California-driven Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project - Featuring music and story telling with Liko Martin and Laulani Teale (well - already happened but gives you idea of what happened)

* Liko Martin/ @bard_of_aloha_aina — elder songwriter & storyteller of Hawai'i and 50-year veteran of Hawaiian resistance movements.
* Laulani Teale/ @laulani_tea — frontline Kanaka Maoli activist, musician, traditional herbalist and peacemaker.

For over a decade, Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) land protectors have been locked in a heated political and legal battle to prevent construction of the University of California-driven Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project.  More info at

Really today! This Friday! Nov. 11, 5pm - from
"GABRIELA Santa Cruz will be launching their Abante Babae zine, a zine focused on how LGBTQ+ people must fight against imperialism!
To celebrate, GABRIELA SC will be holding a launch party featuring an open mic, zine-making activities & Filipino food! It will be on Friday, 11/11 from 5-7 PM at SubRosa - @subrosa_space
All proceeds raised by zine sales will be sent to peasant woman organizations in the Philippines.

If you would like to sign up for a performance, please fill out the link: more info

This Sunday! Really Really Free Market, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the SubRosa Courtyard

¡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. More info at 

And we're grateful to collaborate with KZSC again as they bring a cd/record swap and djs to provide the music for the gathering.

Also a part of the Free Skool fall session - more info at linktree in bio

And 2 Free Skool Santa Cruz classes on Sunday!

Getting into Foreign Cinema – Sundays, November 13th, 20th, 27th and December 4th / 4 – 5 p.m. with Taylor Gorman (

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

Description:  Outside of class, we will watch movies on Kanopy, which is a free streaming service you can access with your local library card. We will watch a movie before each class, ranging from French New Wave to the cinema of Japan and India, and then talk about how these works fit into cinema history and influence.

Materials:  Just a library card and a Kanopy account with it.

Poetry Workshop – Sundays, November 13th – Dec. 4th / 5 – 7 p.m. with Taylor Gorman (

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

Description:  In this class, we will write poetry (both in and out of class) and workshop our pieces to work on editing, tone, voice, style, and constructive criticism. We will also analyze the work of other contemporary poets. You don't need to have written any poetry before–the class is open to everyone.

Materials:  I will bring all the stuff, or steal it from work.

Next Monday, Poetry reading & music- November 14th, 7-9pm with Lis White, who just published her first book of poems - / And music by Stone Crowe and Burl (from the band Byssus )

From Iridaea: "this is a stop on her promo tour… themes of the poems include ancestral reconnection from within her experience of being mixed-race, vulnerable perspectives
on sex and love and missed understandings, and magical experiences of this world. I've found it to be one of those books that I need to set down and just breathe into for awhile after some of the poems -- really heart-opening stuff. And the book art is done by Amara Hollow Bones, it was one of the last art projects Amara gave their blessing to. I'll read some poems and play a song or two to open up, and there may be more performers as well. Should be a nice night." Hosted by // book art by

From publisher: "American Sycamore is an exploration of racial identity and the natural world, rooted in the mythopoetics of wilderness and ancestry as sources of trauma, grief, wonder, and tremendous resource. In pursuit of understanding the nuances of belonging and displacement in a Black mixed-race feminine body, Lisbeth White travels through mythic, biological, and geological landscapes, attending to the body and its beautiful and terrifying questions. Her journey manifests in a poetic helix of recurring bridges, trees, myths, origins, and awakenings. From the bayou, to Belgium, to Barbados, these poems traverse global terrain while interrogating the dark past/present of America. In American Sycamore, the poet examines the Black diaspora, ancestral reparation, and the sacred feminine, inviting the reader into a deep conversation of seeking and recovery."

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

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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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