Free Skool Santa Cruz is a completely grassroots, collective effort to create an autonomous, mutual support network beyond institutional control. This is not just another alternative school, but a radically different approach to living and learning. Classes are informal, egalitarian, and are held in homes, social spaces, and parks.
Call in sick and get on your bike. We're taking the gospel of Free Skool to the uber rich, foggy shores of the former state capitol. On the way, we'll enjoy the ocean views, discuss Steinbeck, and maybe even plan the reconquest of Monterey from the clutches of the bourgeois.
Bicycle maintenance has traditionally been an overwhelmingly male-dominated area. It is our goal to help teach individuals who have been marginalized or intimidated in this setting to be knowledgeable and confident working on their bikes and cycling. This workshop provides a safe space for women and other gender minorities to work on their bikes and learn new skills. Taught by women/queer mechanics.
Pas de prof! Pas d'instruction! Une classe de conversation pour des étudiants de français et francophones des niveaux variables. Chaque semaine, nous choisirons le sujet pour la classe suivante et quelqu'un apportera une liste de vocabulaire pour tout le monde. Requirements: Certaine familiarité avec la langue française et une capacité élémentaire à parler et comprendre conversation décontractée. Nous parlerons seulement en français, donc il est important que vous puissiez suivre et participer dans la conversation.
Capital is always in crisis and insurrection is always coming. We will discuss global economic changes of the past year and responses from the exploited multitudes and revolutionary minority. Requirements: Some awareness of current events will help.
Hoops are easy to make if you have the right techniques!
Write a letter and become a penpal with someone who's freedom has been stolen by the state. Find out what to write and what not to. Political prisoners addresses provided. Requirements: Consistency and reliability.
A continuation of 'Meet and Greet Number 1' which was a panel and discussion about sex work. The panel members are local anarcho-feminist sex workers. We expect participants to hear and respect our boundaries. This is a space to learn about the experiences of sex workers in radical communities, To discuss sex worker politics in relation to anarchisms, and to build sex radical community. This is not a space to debate the morality of sex work. Requirements: Non-judgement based intentions and a real interest in confronting and challenging sex-negative behavior and ideas, and supporting and loving perverts.
Heteronormativity is an invasive species of behavior produced by an insidious system of power. We all perpetuate gender and sexuality norms in some ways but queerer folks often bear the brunt of being 'different,' even in radical communities. Realizing certain truths about your oppressor status as a 'straight person' is an important step in becoming a real ally to queer and trans folk.