Friday, August 11, 2023

At SubRosa and the Hub and Free Skool classes!

Today at SubRosa/Hub

(With reminder re: event this evening!)

-Tonight! Friday August 11th - Come dance to a mix of Afro, Latin beats, and if you don't know how, there's a beginner salsa lesson first! Or just come for the music and jump around. Music and dancing will be in the courtyard space. ¡Nos vemos allá! 

With La Familia de la Calle @familiadelacallexx and happening @subrosa_space and @thebikechurch (both are projects at @santacruzhub Community Center at 703 Pacific Ave, in downtown Santa Cruz).

7:30pm - salsa lesson and 8pm - music & dancing // $5-$20 notaflof // all ages // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space // tasty food available at the street from @evil.wings1 // info from 

-Saturday August 12th - guess what… another great show!

* Career Woman (SC) @melodycaudill

** Odder (Salinas) @oddertheband

*** Perch (SC) @perchtheband

**** Mom Cars (Sac) @momcarsband

***** Grad Nite (Watsonville) 

6pm // $5 notaflof // all ages // dry space // safe(r) space // anti-capitalist space //

-Sunday, August 13th - Tianguis Realmente
Gratuito. Todo es gratis. Really Really Free Market - 11am-2pm. No money. No trades. Everything is free. 

Please wear a mask for community care.

This gathering is not about the "stuff" we give and take, but more about how we can freely give and receive from each other. This is a form of anti-capitalist mutual aid where everyone is invited to participate and share care.

¡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.  

Learn more about the Santa Cruz Really Really Free Market (RRFM) and RRFMs in general - go to linktree in bio

-In the evening! Another show!

Come check it out (and bring ear plugs!)

-Monday, August 14th - The Participation of Women in Global Revolutionary Struggle, 6–7:30pm (part of the summer session of Free Skool Santa Cruz)

"In this collective course I would like for us to think about how women in liberation movements, such as the Zapatista, Kurdish, Palestinian, and Black Panther Party, have opened up space for women to form connections with one another while challenging both external and internal patriarchal gender dynamics. We will focus on reading mainly auto-biographical accounts from women in each movement as we think about what we can learn from each movement, and how it relates to us as we work towards making revolutionary alternatives and combating patriarchy." With Ariella Patchen (

-Tuesday, August 15th - Horror, Feminism, Anti-Capitalism in the film "It Follows", 5:30–8pm (part of the summer session of Free Skool Santa Cruz)

Description: We'll watch "It Follows" to explore feminist and anti-capitalist themes. We'll discuss how horror films help us understand transformations in how heteropatriarchal capitalism works and how we can fight back. with Johanna Isaacson (

Other Free Skool Santa Cruz classes 

(Not at SubRosa)

Sunday, August 13th - Nature Somatics,  5–7pm (part of the summer session of Free Skool Santa Cruz)

It will be at UCSC North Remote Parking (aka N. Perimeter Lot). If you have specific access needs it's not too late to let me know and I'll try to accommodate. 

We'll do some deep relational sensing, some tracking and identifying (meeting some beings) some group movement on the land with somatic sensing (deep body relating). And stuff like that. 

Bring snacks, sunblock, tick protection, water, a notebook and pencil could be good too.

-And check out Fábrica Open Hours, Mondays, 1 - 4pm and Saturdays, 2 - 5pm // repeats weekly (part of the summer session of Free Skool Santa Cruz - and an ongoing project)

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 other arts. The workshop is operated by volunteers and funded by donations from participants. We have sewing machines as well as generous amounts of fabric, zippers, notions, and the other tools and supplies one needs for most sewing and yarn-based projects. There is no charge to use the shop, but please consider a $5-10 donation to help with our operating costs.

-And SubRosa's neighbor at the Hub - Bike Church // Open Hours, Thursday -Monday, 12–5pm (Repeats every week)

The Bike Church, 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz (at the Hub Community Center). About our wonderful neighbor, The Bike Church (enter on Spruce St) - "The Bike Church is a project of the Hub for Sustainable Living and has been Santa Cruz's only community bike shop since 1998. Our shop functions in a DIY/DIT (Do-It-Together) manner: we provide the tools, space and instruction for individuals to fix their own bike with the guidance of knowledgeable mechanics. 

We ask for a donation of $5-15 per hour to use the shop--no one is turned away for lack of funds. We provide used and new parts for affordable prices, and have many used bikes for sale. We give away kids bikes for free. Our shop is run by a collective of mechanics and apprentices who are all paid equally. We use consensus meetings to make decisions about the running of the shop." //​ // 

Info about other great Free Skool classes at 

Classes ongoing for part 2 of the summer session!

***Members of the SubRosa collective are involved in this revived and not entirely new, not all too different version of Free Skool Santa Cruz  – a project in mutual aid learning and sharing. And SubRosa/the Hub is a site of a significant amount of classes (although not all!).

@@@ Members of the Hub Community Center (SubRosa is part of this community center) created this form to collect emails as we move towards the launch of the Hub newsletter that will feature updates on Hub projects news and events: @@@

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

-The Bike Church --- // // 

-Hard Core Compost --- // //  

-The Fábrica --- // //

-PedX Courier & Cargo --- // // 

-Tenant Sanctuary --- // //  

The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living includes a constellation of projects that support skill-sharing, appropriate re/use of resources, and interconnected, creative communities - since 1994! // // 


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 and 

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