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Some Events Coming Up in the Week Ahead!

-Thurs. Oct. 2nd, 7:30pm for sign-ups & 8pm begins, 1st Thurs. Open Mic! Open mic is a space for you to share yourself in anyway that feels right to you. You can read a story, poem or journal entry that fe…

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Collective Dreaming in the Sierras

The SubRosa collective just came back from a retreat to a land project in the Sierras.  We had many intentions about why we would travel over four hours to be together for  four or five days.  There were themes that we shared in common:  to be together in a different place and have fun and share our days and nights...to be on and with the land and to share that experience together...to dream about SubRosa and the collective, about how those are now and could be. 

We accomplished all of this and more...from coffee and yerba mate in the morning to honoring the bottle at night, we had full days of varied experiences...games and solo wanderings and focused conversations about our lives, about the project, about anarchy, about the place we live...what is and could be...

Changes are in the air...the coming of fall with the Autumn Equinox...and changes also at SubRosa...some quick and some slow...

Come visit us and we welcome you to join with us at this pivotall time of grounding our dreams.

Wed. Sept. 17th at 8pm- Young Hearts Run Free (indie film from England)‏

Young Hearts Run Free
Independent film from England

Wednesday Sept. 17th at 8pm
donations appreciated (notaflof)

Friendship, First Loves, Rebellion! 
Young Hearts Run Free is a coming of age story about a teenager learning to value his community and appreciate collective action. 

1974:  during a violent miner's strike in a quiet Northern village a teenage artist falls for the new girl from London, but their  attempts to escape make him betray his family, community and best friends. 
With political protests and the working class suffering under a crumbling economy, the 1970s setting has parallels with today.  Young Hearts Run Free is an uplifting and soulful mix of 1970s styles, romance, teenage rebellion and gritty social realism.

Debut feature made on a micro-budget has grabbed national press attention (Total Film, The Guardian), won festival awards in Britain, USA and India and has been released in cinemas around the UK. Now being released in the USA

Screenings include Q&A with Writer-Director Andy Mark Simpson

Trailer at www.youngheartsrunfreefilm.com

Secret History Expedition Reportback Thurs. Sept. 11th at 7pm

People's History Expedition on Upper Mississippi:
                                           A Reportback

A Secret History of American River People from the deck of a traditional shantyboat

Santa Cruz artist Wes Modes, with help from Kai, Jeremiah and others, built a traditional shantyboat to float down American rivers to gather the lost stories of river people.  The crew just returned from the Mississippi where they spent part of the summer interviewing dozens of people who work and live on the river. The collection will serve as an archive for future scholars as well as be publicly-accessible online. When not on the river, the shantyboat itself serves as the project library and archive and will be temporarily sited at museums and galleries starting with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History in November.

On Thursday September 11th 2014 Wes, Kai and Jeremiah will offer a reportback on the journey, with photos and video.

Secret History Expedition Reportback
Thursday September 11 at 7pm
SubRosa Community Space
703 Pacific Ave, Downtown Santa Cruz

In late July, after an epic cross-country journey, California artists Wes Modes and Kai launched the shantyboat on the Mississippi River starting in Minneapolis. Joined by Jeremiah for a portion of the journey, they floated for five weeks over several hundred river miles, stopping in big and little town to interview river people. The journey is detailed in the project website at http://peoplesriverhistory.us/


Secret History is an art and history journey to discover, present, and connect the lost narratives of working-class river communities from the deck of a recreated shantyboat. A few generations ago, communities of shantyboats, or rustic houseboats, lined the banks of the river in every river town in America. Now they are mostly gone and soon the stories will be lost as well. The project is an attempt to capture some of these stories.

And a reminder that on the previous Monday, Sept. 8th- "Sex & Relationships with Yum" 7:30-9:30pm

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

Each meeting there will be a short presentation followed by question, answer & discussion. You will have the opportunity to ask questions anonymously if you prefer!

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/ Open Mic! Thurs/ Sex & Relationships! Mon/ and more!‏

Friday September 5th, 6:30pm- Art Opening! with art by Imri Vasale & music with matt b & banjo at 7:30pmThough illustration is not my main passion or priority in life, it has allowed me to translate obsc…

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Support SubRosa Fundraiser!

Earlier in the summer we started had the goal of raising $2500 by the end of August.  Well, we have some ways to go toward that goal.  So far, $155 has been raised.  A new goal is for us to raise our monthly expenses...around $700 should cover that.  So...help us out if you can.  Go to our donation page at EverRibbon... 

Support SubRosa!

It's part of our mission to provide a community space outside the realm of commerce. Your donations help SubRosa to continue to fulfill this mission, as we have for the last 5 and a half years.

SubRosa also aims to be a vibrant social space.  Not only do we have our regular open hours, but the space hosts many different types of events such as, shows with local and out of town do-it-yourself bands, a variety of Free Skool Santa Cruz classes, Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In film screenings, an open mic, revolving art shows, and an eclectic array of other stuff...look through the website to see some of the history of past happenings at http://www.subrosaproject.org/


Your can donate to our secure page at EverRibbon, which collects the money through WePay.  SubRosa is also fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so your donation can be tax deductible.

And so you can donate HERE, and we thank-you for any financial assistance you can offer no matter how large or small.

Monday Aug. 25th "Sex & Relationships with Yum" 7:30-9:30pm (and every other Monday)


"Sex & Relationships with Yum"
Monday Aug. 25th, 7:30-9:30pm  


Yum will be leading an event twice per month here in Santa Cruz at SubRosa, entitled "Sex & Relationships with Yum."  2nd & 4th Mondays every month beginning Monday Aug 25, 2014, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.  Call for info: 831-334-6876.  Free - donations to SubRosa encouraged (notaflof).

Each meeting there will be a short presentation followed by question, answer & discussion. You will have the opportunity to ask questions anonymously if you prefer!

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. He has attended the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco and studied and trained under the following amazing teachers (alphabetical by first name):

Betty Dodson, Betty Martin, Byron Katie, Cacilda Jetha, Caroline Carrington, Celeste Hirschman, Charles Muir, Christopher Ryan, Cynthia Lamborne, Danielle Harel, David Deida, David Schnarch, Desiree Banzhaf, Dossie Easton, Eckhart Tolle, Francoise Ginsberg, Fred Burks, Gay Hendricks, Jack Morin, Joseph Kramer, Kamala Devi, Ken Wilber, Kenny Loggins, Janet W. Hardy, Mare Simon, Osho, Reid Mihalko, Robert Frey, Robyn Lynn, Shawn Roop, Susan Campbell and Yoah Wexler

Wed. A Show! & Thurs. Women, Trans, Queer Open Mic!

Wednesday August 20th: A Show!  With...

Hang the Old Year from PDX, on their Hooray for Anarchy! West Coast tour, hangtheoldyear.bandcamp.com

In the Winds from here, spells dreams and heartstrings by jessie james briar birdcall post abandon ship! banjo and voice, inthewinds.bandcamp.com

Like a Tree our friend Fir's musical project. Their music is catchy, dreamy, a little haunting and undeniably moving

An evening to put into practice our desire for SubRosa to be a vibrant social space. So, bring yourself and your passion and your magic and...

7:30pm (bring $ for touring folk & notaflof)
More info at  https://www.facebook.com/events/685610078197027/


Thursday August 21st: Women, Trans and Queer Open Mic!

Every 3rd Thursday of the month we reserve the stage for Women, Trans, and Queer folk though everyone is invited and encouraged to come enjoy the show. These Open Mics are always special.

Open mic is a space for you to share yourself in anyway that feels right to you. You can read a story, poem or journal entry that feels important to you. You can sing or play a song you are excited about. You can make other people act out weird or funny things you think of. You can ask questions you need help answering. You can rant about things that piss you off. And you can just come and soak it all up.  This is an open space, full of possibility for you to step into.

Donations directly benefit this community-supported space. Signups for performance at 7:30 fill up quickly. Bring your creativity and artistic inspiration.

SubRosa Bi-Monthly Open Mic
1st & 3rd Thursday 8-10pm (signups at 7:30)
$3-7 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Info & Reflection on police killing of Michael Brown & aftermath

Here are some articles and audio regarding the police killing of Michael Brown recently.  Police across this land, and across the world, kill and abuse people every day.  This occurs in a social context where race is often a factor as police serve to maintain an order that does not benefit most of us (and in fact I would argue that none of us actually benefit as this planet is being wrecked in such a way that all of life is threatened, not just human life).
And  beyond looking at these dynamics analytically, there is the emotional impact, where family members and friends grieve the loss of their loved ones, and sadness and anger are present.  These moments are times in which this every day reality for some has a spotlight shown for all of us to see and respond to, for deep questions, and for transformative action.

Of course, this killing by police is not an aberration, and racial tensions are still very evident in this country.  I want come together with others where we challenge these systemic imbalances.  There are also multiple ways in which we as individuals are positioned in this system, and I want to uproot those ways that are blockages from more fully connecting and relating to other people (and more) with whom I/we share this earth.

The Front Lines of Ferguson: The death of Michael Brown and 48 hours at the center of an American crisis in Ferguson, Missouri by Rembert Browne (Aug. 15th): This is a moving article from a person who went to Ferguson on Tuesday and experienced the complexities of being in the city as a black man in the aftermath of the police killing of Michael Brown. http://grantland.com/features/ferguson-missouri-protest-michael-brown-murder-police/

from Free Radical Radio (Aug. 14th): Interview with Luca and Elsie, two anarchists from St. Louis who have been in and around the riots/revolt against the police murder of Michael Brown.  They discuss the lead up to the riot, the militarization of the police, the peace police/left/liberal/church/non-profit's attempt at containment, and much more. https://archive.org/details/RevoltInFerguson

Initial report back from Anarchist News (another perspective) http://anarchistnews.org/content/ferguson-reportback

Police have also killed 4 people in Salinas this year. More at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/07/15/18758621.php


Really Really Free Market- Saturday August 16th, noon-3pm

Saturday August 16th: Really Really Free Market! noon-3pm

No money. No trades. Everything is free.

This market is based on a gift-economy and thinks capitalism sucks. Bring food to share. Bring your special items that you don't use but can't throw away (ex. clothes, toys, art supplies, instruments, books and zines...your free box). Bring your special talents to offer people (ex. haircuts, message, reiki...). Come and take what you can use and say thanks! We will have folks to check in with as you arrive. First come first served, space may be limited. If you bring things, you are expected to take away whatever is left at the end of the market.