Posts by jason clatterbox

This Week! Figure Drawing/ Qi Gong Beginning Class/ Coming of (R)AGE film series/ Stickers, Stamps, Stencils/ Queer! Kick-It! / Really Really Free Market/ Liberating Education: A Pedagogy of the Oppressed‏

                        Everyday at SubRosa!-Tues. Dec. 16th, 6pm, Figure DrawingFree figure drawing session! Every week, we gather to sp…

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This Weekend! Responding to Traumatic Events Workshop/ Singing Playshop/ Anti-Racist Organizing Workshop

This Weekend
At SubRosa!

-Sat. Dec. 13th, 12-5pm, Responding to Traumatic Events

   
This course will cover biological/physiological responses to extreme events and will explore ways to prepare and condition ourselves to thrive and survive. There will be lecture/discussion and practical application. Brings snacks, etc and materials to take notes if desired (part of the Action Training Fall 2014 Calendar Presented by Santa Cruz Forest Keepers).

-Sun. Dec. 14th, 5-6:30pm,
Singing Playshop with Kasia Moon!

    Learn techniques to develop the sounds you want to make with your beautiful body. This includes safe singing practices, a healthy breathing method, and games to loosen up creativity as it lends itself towards songwriting, improvisation, and oral presentation. Best of all -- Connect with friends old and new in a sweet community space safe for making silly sounds! If you've never ever sung a note, this is the place to be. If you find yourself singing the same notes over and over and want to expand your breadth, you're going to love this. If you've gone all over the place and want to hone in on what is true for you, yes come! Everyone will have plenty of chances to sing AND listen, and learn ways to get creative with what comes out of their pretty mouths.

Please bring a pen or pencil, paper, a reusable cup if you have one (for throat tea!), your ideas,
  friends, and a sense of adventure. This event is free of cost, though donations are appreciated!


and later that same Sunday at 7pm
Tools for White Anti-Racist Organizing: Part Two

    
    This is a space for anyone with an interest in dismantling racism (and intersecting systems of oppression) to collectively discuss effective ways for white people, specifically activists, organizers, and radicals, to talk to other white people about race and racism.

This will be less of a lecture and more of a skillshare: a place to learn from each other through talking about our own experiences trying to undo racism in our lives and communities. You don't need to be an expert, and you don't need to be white in order to attend.
 
Topics may include, and are not limited to:

- Confronting family/friends when they say something racist: how do you do it?
- What does it mean to be an 'ally'? What are some radical critiques of the term?
- How does race consciousness evolve for different people?
- What's the difference between racism and white supremacy?
- And much, much more...


Free topical literature will be included with the workshop, and SubRosa has a great collection of relevant zines for sale, for anyone wanting more resources. Bring yourself, an openness to dialog on complex subjects, and any food, drink, or resources you'd like to share!
 
Note: This is a two-part workshop, with the first part having taken place Thursday December 11th. There may be overlap between the two halves, depending on turnover in attendance.

This Week! Figure Drawing/ Coming of (R)AGE film series/ Tools for White Anti-Racist Organizing/ Board Games/ Responding to Traumatic Events Workshop

Everyday This Week At SubRosa! -Mon. Dec. 8th, 5:30pm, Figure Drawing: Round 2     Free figure drawing session! Every week, we gather to spend a few hours drawing bodies. Bring your drawing…

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Wed. Dec. 3rd- Punk Amok Presents: COMING OF (R)AGE film series Second Film

Punk Amok Presents:
COMING OF (R)AGE film series
Second Film

The film is about two female teenagers who run away from a mental institution. They are from opposite sides of the track, end up living in a squat in New York City and fall in love. The plot of the film embodies a punk rock ethic - misunderstood youth forming a band and, through music, articulating their frustrations toward adult authority (personified in the film as parents, the medical establishment, and politicians), as they thumb their noses at authority on Times Square.

Come to SubRosa to find out what the film will be, look for flyers around town and at the finest punk and cooperative houses.  The internet makes it too easy to find out things at the click of a button, and the thrill of discovery is blunted.  


The films feature youth confronting a world not of their liking or making, and attempting to assert themselves in conditions that are antithetical to their desires.

Bring Snacks to share and things to be cozy!  And if the rain still falls it will be even more pleasant to be watching a movie together!

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And here is another reminder to come to SubRosa, Friday December 5th at 5pm, for a Farewell to Free Skool Santa Cruz Celebration, as we let go of this current version of the project.

All 30 calendars from the project's 9+ years will be hung on the walls and this will be an opportunity to connect with each other and remember what was, and perhaps to imagine what could still be.

This Saturday: A Show!/ This Sunday- Punk Amok Presents: COMING OF (R)AGE Film Series, 1st Film

On Saturday  at 7pm…A SHOW! bring $ for touring bands (notaflof) Bands from all over the place…from Portland, Santa Cruz and elsewhere!  A Good Time (yup, i even capitalized the …

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A Farewell to Free Skool Santa Cruz Celebration

Free Skool Santa Cruz: Beginnings and Endings and New Beginnings.

Save the date! Fri, Dec 5, 5pm,

The five of us are gathered outside, just past dusk and before the moon rise.  One person hands us old Free Skool calendars from a flat cardboard box.  Each of us has a small stack.

“Look, Spring 2007!”

“I’ve got Winter 2010!”

Each of us holds up the calendars we are naming, and we see the distantly familiar header and display of class names, before we ball up the paper and place it in the center of the dark fire ring. 

“This is a fitting way to begin our talk,” another one of us remarks, as the calendars are set aflame to start our fire, “very ritualistic.”

We, who are in the Free Skool collective, are gathered to talk about the project:  beginnings and endings and new beginnings…?...

Some themes emerge:  a couple of us remember the Free School that preceded Free Skool, a different project but still an inspiration…we remember the people we met for the first time and who became good friends…the engaging classes we attended and/or taught…we trace back the last eight years or so of our shared history in Santa Cruz, struggles and celebrations…

And one of us quietly offers an idea that catches fire among us, just like the old calendar pages in the fire ring…how about if we have an event for everyone to do some of what we are doing tonight, to remember the project and people…

And so we invite you to SubRosa, Friday December 5th at 5pm, for a Farewell to Free Skool Santa Cruz Celebration, as we let go of this current version of the project.

All 30 calendars from the project's 9+ years will be hung on the walls and this will be an opportunity to connect with each other and remember what was, and perhaps to imagine what could still be.

Queer Kick-It! and more this week at SubRosa! and elsewhere…

Queer Kick-It! Some games. Some snacks. Hella queers. Wed. Nov. 12th 6-8pm This is a space for queer folks to socialize and have snacks and beverages and enjoy each others co…

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Sunday Nov. 9th: Vocal Playshop/ Queer Love Relationships: Trans*cending the Gender Binary/ A Show! and more!

Come one come all!
Together we make sounds that constitute the auditory reality of our lives.

Vocal Playshop with Kasia Moon
Sunday November 9th at 5-6:30pm

Learn techniques to develop the sounds you want to make with your beautiful body. This includes safe singing practices, a healthy breathing method, and games to loosen up creativity as it lends itself towards songwriting, improvisation, and oral presentation.

Best of all -- Connect with friends old and new in a sweet community space safe for making silly sounds!

If you've never ever sung a note, this is the place to be. If you find yourself singing the same notes over and over and want to expand your breadth, you're going to love this. If you've gone all over the place and want to hone in on what is true for you, yes come! Everyone will have plenty of chances to sing AND listen, and learn ways to get creative with what comes out of their pretty mouths.

Please bring a pen or pencil, paper, a reusable cup if you have one (for throat tea!), your ideas, friends, and a sense of adventure.  This event is free of cost, though donations are appreciated! https://www.facebook.com/events/352392584921953/

Stay afterward for a concert with your facilitator, Kasia Moon and the wonderful Courtney Wachtel, at 7 pm.
Details: http://on.fb.me/1DFcJuL

-Kasia Moon (songs reflect on what it means to live in a human body. Her voice, melodies, and rhythms carry influence from jazz, folk, and roots music)  https://www.facebook.com/kasiamoonmusic & https://soundcloud.com/kasiamoon

-Courtney Wachtel
(singer/songwriter with a raw and ethereal sound all her own and unveils a fire beneath the surface that is haunting and subsequently captivating) https://www.facebook.com/CourtneyNicoleMusic & http://www.reverbnation.com/courtneywachtel

And earlier in the day also at SubRosa...Queer Love Relationships: Trans*cending the Gender Binary, from noon to 1:30pm

A workshop about subverting the stigmatization against loving trans* people and about building and maintaining healthy queer relationships in a heteropatriarchal society.


and the next day, Monday November 10th, 7:30-9:30pm, "Sex & Relationships with Yum"

Yum is leading an event, 2nd & 4th Mondays every month, 7:30-9:30 pm., entitled "Sex & Relationships with Yum."  Call for info: 831-334-6876.  Free- donations to SubRosa encouraged.

Each meeting there will be a short presentation followed by question, answer & discussion.  Topics covered will include:  Celibacy, Monogamy & Polyamory; Pleasure in Sex; Relationship Values; Acceptance; Passion; Love, Freedom & Aloneness; Consent; Communication; Jealousy & Compersion; The Sexual Matrix; The Wheel of Consent; Assertiveness & Receptivity…and anything related to our theme of Sex & Relationships that you're interested in!  Yum Van Vechten has spent the last 20 years studying, practicing and teaching about healthy sexuality and relationships.

Art Opening Fri. Nov. 7th, 6:30pm (+ Open Mic & political cartooning workshop info) and more!

SubRosa Art Opening, Friday November 7th at 6:30pm  Featuring art by: Román O’cadiz Depictions of the Human Condition and Complexities of Modern Life …

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Fri. & Sat. at SubRosa: A Show, Really Really Free Market & Conflict Awareness for Movements Workshop

 Friday & Saturday at SubRosa!-Friday Oct. 17th, 7pm, A Show!  All Hallows’ Eve is drawing nigh… …so come to SubRosa for a night of haunting tunes –and DON’T FORGET to dress in your most ghastly n…

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