Sunday, August 27, 2023

Wonderful opportunities to come together share experiences and learning

Wonderful opportunities to come together share 

experiences and learning

Today! Part of Summer Session of Free Skool Santa Cruz! (Note: not at SubRosa - meet at Tannery) Access Is Love (a Disability Justice discussion) – Sunday, August 27th / 4 p.m. with Amber Vildekat ( - from IG - @neuroqueer_wildkat  (class part of @freeskoolsantacruz summer session)

Location: The Tannery, meet in the Garden Area behind 1040 Building, 1040 River St, Santa Cruz, CA / or might shift to Tannery Community Room if it's too hot out.

Description: Access Is Love is a phase coined by Mia Mingus. This is a Disability Justice (DJ) discussion based loosely on Mia's work: Access Intimacy, the Missing Link, but is going to broaden to discuss DJ applied to our communities.

Materials: Read "Access Intimacy, the Missing Link" if possible but no worries if you dont get a chance. Snacks to share are nice.

COVID & Accessibility information: Outdoors but bring masks because you may end up sitting close to someone or we might need to move inside. Location is wheelchair accessible for both outdoor and indoor options.

-Right now! Big Blue Community Indigo Vat, Sunday, Aug 27 · 1–4 PM - more info at and 

-Every Tuesday at SubRosa - Open Hours 5-8pm 

Description: Open hours for SubRosa! Come by and check out our Anarchist Library and hangout! Different weeks we will have different themes, like movie night, Punk Cafe, or zine making! Feel free to come by with your own activities to share.

-Protest and Revolution – Vision to Celluloid – Wednesday, August 30th / 7 p.m. with Daphne Hanrahan (

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

Description:  Together we will watch Jean Vigo's "Zero In Conduct"  – after we'll discuss the different cinematic approach each director took to visualizing protest and revolution. If the group dialog progresses, the next screenings could include "The Battle of Algiers" and also, collaboratively suggested films.

And other events at SubRosa and around town this week! More info at SubRosa's IG - and Free Skool IG  

–Thursday, August 31st / 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. -Radical Political Theory Reading Groupwith Will Parrish (; IG: @sandhillssagas)

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

Description: In this reading group we are focusing on political theory in two senses of the word "radical." First we are looking at texts on the edges of contemporary political theory – Zapatismo, decolonial feminism, Black anarchism, family abolition, Situationism, etc. – 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. Almost everything we'll read has been published in the last three 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! –

-Friday, September 1st /  8–10 PM - Dérive: The Art of Getting Lost in Santa Cruz - meet at SubRosa 

We will walk and get lost, walk *to* get lost, drawn only by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters we find there. In French, dérive literally means drifting. Developed in the 1950s in Paris by the Situationist International, a dérive aims to break down and renew your everyday relations with the spaces around you. It is a strategy for moving through an urban environment, wandering aimlessly without direction or destination, while taking note of one's emotional and psychological response to what we see, touch, taste, and smell. 

Contact: IG @sandhills_sagas or

Accessibility: After initially meeting up at SubRosa, we will likely travel in groups of 2-4, with a goal of sorting people into groups based partly on the speed at which each person wishes to travel.

-Sunday, September 3rd / 11 a.m. - Cyanotype printmaking: Photography with the sun with Giovanna Sainz ( @in2thetides ) - part of the summer session of @freeskoolsantacruz 

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

Description: Explore the cyanotype photographic printing process that creates a vibrant blue hued print. Utilizing pressed botanicals and other texturally interesting items, this workshop will provide an introduction to the technique. Join us as we create 2-3 one-of-a-kind prints on paper, materials provided. 

Limit of 15 people (DM: @in2thetides to reserve a spot).

Materials: Bring any botanicals you'd like to use to make your prints.

Accessibility information: The workshop will be outdoors so masking is optional.

-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 homelands of the Awaswas-speaking Ohlone people known as the Uypi, who stewarded these lands since time immemorial. Centuries of colonial violence led to the removal and displacement of the Uypi. 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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