Legal Cafe Dates & Locations

Legal_Cafe_Logo2.pngPlease find all the dates and locations of SELC's Resilient Communities Legal Cafes and Teach-ins below. You can also view all of our events, including workshops, trainings, Happy Hours, and more on SELC's events page by clicking here.

Alternatively, view all of SELC's events in a Google calendar here. We look forward to seeing you at a future SELC event where we provide not only resources but create the community relationships that will build the new economy!

  • Monday, May 01, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Impact Hub Oakland in Oakland, CA

    Legal Cafe at Impact Hub Oakland

    IMG_1467.jpgThe Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies.  The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    SELC is immensely grateful to Impact HUB Oakland for hosting the Resilient Communities Legal Cafe. Impact Hub Oakland is equal parts inspiring shared working space, entrepreneurial incubator, and a membership-based community of socially engaged people, co-working and co-learning. Impact HUB Oakland cultivates, supports, and connects purpose-driven people as they pioneer solutions for a sustainable and equitable world.

    For more information about the Legal Cafe, including the areas of law we specialize in, our upcoming teach-ins, and more, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 05:00 PM

    Legal Cafe in partnership with Community Economic Justice Clinic

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    The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. 

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    The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    CEJ is focused on empowering low-income communities of color to build long-term solutions to poverty through the advancement of community-owned cooperative businesses and affordable housing. This legal cafe is in partnership with the Community Economic Justice Clinic (CEJ) at the East Bay Community Law Center. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. 

    For more information about the Legal Cafe, including the areas of law we specialize in, our upcoming teach-ins, and more, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

  • Monday, May 15, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    Qilombo Community Center in Oakland , CA

    Housing Coop Solutions Legal Cafe

     

     

    The Sustainable Economies Law Center is partnering with East Bay Community Law Center to host a pop-up Legal Cafe and teach-in* on cooperative solutions to the housing crisis. Join us at Qilombo Community Center for this specially-themed Legal Cafe if you have legal questions about housing cooperatives, community land trusts, co-housing, tenancy in commons, or other forms of cooperative and community-controlled housing.

    The Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    Hosted at Qilombo Community Center!

    We are immensely grateful to the Qilombo Community Center for hosting our Legal Cafes at NO CHARGE to the Law Center!

    For more information about the Legal Cafe, including the areas of law we specialize in, our upcoming teach-ins, and more, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

    *There will be a 90 minute teach-in on Cooperative Solutions to the Housing Crisis happening simultaneously with the Legal Cafe. If you'd like to attend both, you can RSVP for the teach-in here, and receive individual legal advice after the teach-in has concluded. 

     
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 at 06:00 PM · $5.00 USD · 14 rsvps
    Qilombo in Oakland, CA

    Teach In: Cooperative Solutions to the Housing Crisis

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    A community conversation and training on transformative, community-led responses to the housing crisis.

    May 15th, 6:00 - 7:30pm at Qilombo Community Center, , Oakland

    Legal advice sessions to follow the teach-in - RSVP here for donation-based legal advice!

    As government and market forces continue to fail in providing meaningful solutions to the ongoing and widespread housing crisis, what solutions can we look to within our own communities? Are there options beyond the traditional responses of 'affordable housing' and single-family home-ownership?

    This teach-in will explore some of the underlying drivers of mass displacement and gentrification, and discuss models for community-controlled permanently affordable housing.

    We will share existing models for community-controlled housing, including community land trusts and limited equity housing cooperatives, as well as emerging models of community ownership such as real estate investment cooperatives and the permanent real estate cooperative, a new model being developed by Sustainable Economies Law Center and People of Color Sustainable Housing Network.

    Join us if you are interested in learning about transformative and practical ways for community to come together and create our own solutions to the housing crisis!

    ***We will be providing first-come, first-serve legal advice on issues related to cooperative housing through our Resilient Communities Legal Cafe simultaneously with the teach-in. If you'd like to attend both, you can RSVP for a legal advice session here, and receive individual legal advice after the teach-in has concluded.


    About the Presenters

    This teach-in is a collaboration between Sustainable Economies Law Center and the East Bay Community Law Center. Sara Stephens and Chris Tittle of Sustainable Economies Law Center's Housing program will be joined by Hewot Shankute and Melissa Colon of the East Bay Community Law Center's Community Economic Justice Clinic.

    $5-15 Donation Requested

    If you are unable to give financially or would like to donate in person at the event, please RSVP to chris@theselc.org! No one turned away for lack of funds!

  • Monday, June 05, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Impact Hub Oakland in Oakland, CA

    Legal Cafe at Impact Hub Oakland

    IMG_1467.jpgThe Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies.  The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    SELC is immensely grateful to Impact HUB Oakland for hosting the Resilient Communities Legal Cafe. Impact Hub Oakland is equal parts inspiring shared working space, entrepreneurial incubator, and a membership-based community of socially engaged people, co-working and co-learning. Impact HUB Oakland cultivates, supports, and connects purpose-driven people as they pioneer solutions for a sustainable and equitable world.

    For more information about the Legal Cafe, including the areas of law we specialize in, our upcoming teach-ins, and more, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 05:00 PM

    Legal Cafe in partnership with Community Economic Justice Clinic

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    The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. 

    ebclc_logo.jpg

    The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    CEJ is focused on empowering low-income communities of color to build long-term solutions to poverty through the advancement of community-owned cooperative businesses and affordable housing. This legal cafe is in partnership with the Community Economic Justice Clinic (CEJ) at the East Bay Community Law Center. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. 

    For more information about the Legal Cafe, including the areas of law we specialize in, our upcoming teach-ins, and more, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    Alchemy Legal Cafe

    Alchemy_Legal_Cafe_Jill_Allison_-1.jpgThe Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies.  The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    Alchemy! They're amazing.

    SELC is immensely grateful to Alchemy Collective Cafe, a worker-owned business, for hosting our Legal Cafes at NO CHARGE to SELC!

    For more information about the Legal Cafe, including the areas of law we specialize in, our upcoming teach-ins, and more, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

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