First Ever Santa Cruz Anarchist Convergence! May 7-11

A four-day anarchist invasion

The Santa Cruz Anarchist Convergence is coming town! Yes, here, between the forest and the ocean, among the students and the yuppies, where Santa Cruz anarchists have fostered a close-knit community dedicated to destruction of this world and the creation of another.  Santa Cruz is a hub of anarchist culture and resistance, with a long history of radical struggle and active anarchist projects spanning decades. Santa Cruz is proud to host the Santa Cruz Anarchist Convergence, a four-day anarchist event for building community and resistance and sharing radical ideas. Come by SubRosa anytime during the event to pick up a schedule and find out what’s going on where. Or, check out the Santa Cruz Anarchist Convergence website!

What’s happening?

There will be tons of workshops, panels, and discussions addressing issues of community inter-relatedness, the Green Scare, security culture, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, DIY infrastructure, applied anarchisms, and resistance . The FreeSkool Conference, happening simultaneously and open to everyone, will explore starting and running freeskools, deconstructing public education, freeskools and anarchism, and more philosophical and practical discussion on skill-sharing networks and challenging institutional control of learning. Workshops have been scheduled between 10 am and 6 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and the schedule of workshops will be posted here in the next day or so.

To find out what will be going on at SubRosa, see our calendar page.

Just a few of the events happening around town:

Kick-off-event

Kick-Off Event Thursday

We’ve been planning a breathtaking kick-off performance for months now.  Performers from the 831 yo, and beyond.  An exciting Variety Show format, including music, slam poetry, spoken word, story, song, and a shadow puppet play.
Thursday May 7th 7:30 pm
SubRosa Courtyard, 703 Pacific
Five bucks at the door.

All outside on the beautiful SubRosa outdoor stage.

Friday Night Square Dance

Square Dance to Benefit Free Skool
Featuring the Wilder Creek String Band

Friday, May 8th at 7:30 pm
Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave
$6-$12 at the door

Dance lessons at 7pm, dance starts at 7:30pm sharp. Set up, clean up and door person volunteer opportunities for folks with lack of funds. Beginners Welcome!

square-dance
hella-punk-show

Saturday Punk Show Lineup

a punk show of such proportions that it will make your face melt right off you skull, yes! Also – vegan cupcakes for sale as a benefit for the AETA4 and some choice Santa Cruz and Bay Area zine distros.

Saturday, May 9 at 6:45 pm
Pacific Cultural Center
, 1307 Seabright Ave
$5 at the door but no one turned away for lack of funds.

La Plebe (sf) – spanish/english punk with horns

Blackbird Raum (sc) – mountain music for the apocalypse

Koalacaust (sc/sf) – pop punk with an accordian

Industria (sc) – anarch@-crust punk

Cicada of Sound (prescott, AZ) – radical folk

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