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Taller de Grabado en Madera (Print Making Workshop) en Watsonville con el Caldo

El 17 de Junio en un centro comunitario de Watsonville, California donde se dan clases de ciencias a los niños Camp Sea Lab. El Colectivo Caldo de Cultivo Urbano (de Mexico) fuimos invitadas a dar un taller de xilografia para la comunidad...


On June 17 at a community center in Watsonville, California where there are science classes for children called Camp Sea Lab. El Colectivo Caldo de Cultivo Urbano from Mexico City were special guests for a workshop on printmaking for the community.

[ Camp SEA Lab || Colectivo Caldo de Cultivo Urbano desde la Ciudad de Mexico ]

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Announcement :: Arts & Culture : Technology

History of underground music in Santa Cruz County

WikiSCUM is a project to develop a Web-based encyclopedia of historic and contemporary underground music in Santa Cruz County, California.

Santa Cruz County has 28 years of punk history to its name. i've been doing my best to compile that history - but there's no way i can do it alone. so i've created a site that allows anyone to add information they know. It is called WikiSCUM. Wiki is the name of the software; SCUM stand for Santa Cruz Underground Music. check it out:

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News :: Arts & Culture : Education & Youth

Youth Boycott Urban Outfitters

Despite a bit of scheduling confusion, about a dozen young people organized a leaflet action on June 12, to encourage a boycott of Urban Outfitters. They're upset that company CEO Richard Hayne, is a major contributor to the Republican Party, and specifically to Pennsylvania's Rick Santorum, one of the most rabidly anti-gay US Senators.

"If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual gay sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. All of those things are antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family and that's sort of where we are in today's world, unfortunately. It all comes from, I would argue, the right to privacy that doesn't exist, in my opinion, in the United States Constitution." - Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), Associated Press, 04-22-03

Audio: Rockin' the Boat: Youth Boycott of Urban Outfitters!
Photos: Think Urban Outfitters is Gay Friendly? Think Again!
Photos: PIX: UrbanOut Boycott 6/12, part 1 | part 2

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Announcement :: Arts & Culture

Hip Hop history timeline on Freak Radio! - June 7, 8 and 9

The show will kick off on the always epic "Red X Show," on Tuesday, June 7th 6-8 PM. This kick off will start off with hip hop roots in the early seventies spoken word music of Gil Scot Heron and the Last Poets, before bringing us through the early eighties. Finally culminating in the watershed year of 1988.

The Hip Hop Timeline will continue the following evening, Wednesday, June 8th, from 9-midnight, on the critically acclaimed "Self Defense 101" program. This show will take you through Hip Hop's golden age and deep into the nineties.

The final installment in this Timeline will come on Thursday, June 9th, from 11-1 AM, and will take you through some of today's cutting edge Hip Hop, while we will explore Hip Hop's future.

The Timeline is presented by Kid Haiti, DJ Danielsan and Rizzo, and is a Free Radio Santa Cruz exclusive. You can hear the show at 101.1 FM in the Santa Cruz area, or you can stream it here.

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Announcement :: Arts & Culture

Barrios Unidos presenta exposicion grafica 100% Chilango

Colectivo Caldo de Cultivo Urbano desde la Ciudad de Mexico

El Colectivo Caldo de Cultivo Urbano es un grupo de mujeres artistas formado por Adriana García, Susana Bautista, y Gabriela Santos. El colectivo se formo en 2001 en la escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas en la Universidad Autónoma de México.

El arte de Adriana, Susana y Gabriela se expondra en Barrios Unidos de Santa Cruz durante el mes de junio. Las exposicion grafica contiene la experencia de la vida de mujeres urbanas. Barrios Unidos se encuentra en 1817 Soquel Ave.

Los eventos seran en espanol e ingles.

Audio: Entrevista con el Colectivo Caldo de Cultivo Urbano


The Colectivo Caldo de Cultivo Urbano is a women's grassroots artistic collaboration comprised of Adriana García, Susana Bautista, and Gabriela Santos. The collective was formed in 2001 at La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City.

The art of Adriana, Susana and Gabriela will be displayed at Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos through the month of June. These exhibits feature printmaking techniques that convey the experience of women in urban life. Barrios Unidos is located at 1817 Soquel Ave.

All events will be in Spanish and English.

Audio: Interview with Caldo de Cultivo Urbano Art Collective

Photos: Working on the mural || Reception at Barrios Unidos

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LOCAL News :: Alternative Media : Arts & Culture

PIX: "Last Night" DIY Parade on Pacific Ave

A BIG crowd of folks materialized on New Years Eve for the Last Night DIY parade in Santa Cruz. There were bicycles and unicycles and stilts and boats and a Solr Bus and costumes and martial artists and Women In Black and the SC Peace Coalition and zombies and a gorilla and so so so so so so much more!

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LOCAL News :: Arts & Culture : Peace & War

Thousands Celebrate the New Year with DIY Last Night Santa Cruz Parade

pacific_12-31-05.jpgOn Saturday, December 31, 2005, thousands of people celebrated the new year with a Do-It-Yourself Last Night Santa Cruz parade. Hundreds of ordinary folks, freaks, clowns, fire dancers, samba drummers, punks, pirates, artists, zombies, marching bands, moms, dads, kids, trash musicians, art cars, bikers and boaters began to gather at the Saturn Cafe parking lot at 5pm. After a bunch of drumming, juggling and poi dancing in the parking lot, the parade went up Pacific Ave and ended at the intersection of Pacific Ave, Front St and Mission St.

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Commentary :: Arts & Culture

The case for disorganised religion


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LOCAL News :: Arts & Culture : Education & Youth : Resistance & Tactics

Last Night Critical Needs

There is a lot that still needs to be done for the Last Night Santa Cruz DIY Parade and Celebration. A quick list of critical Last Night needs.

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LOCAL Announcement :: Arts & Culture : Education & Youth : Resistance & Tactics

Poetry Slam Open Mic @ Barrios Unidos 12/1705


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