Upcoming Events

Be part of the movement for more just and resilient economies!Find Sustainable Economies Law Center's events below!

We're always cooking up pay-it-forward legal advice, action-oriented workshops, and happy hours with engaging conversations on how to build just and resilient local economies. Don't miss out! Please, share with your friends or network when an event might benefit others!

You can view all the Law Center's events below or in our public google calendar here (you can even sync our google calendar to yours so you never miss out on building the legal roots of resilience)!

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    UNITED ROOTS in Oakland, CA

    Legal Cafe & Teach-in for Youth Businesses

    Youth Impact Hub Legal Cafe with the Community Economic Justice Clinic of the East Bay Community Law CenterThe Sustainable Economies Law Center is excited to partner with the Community Economic Justice Clinic at EBCLC and Youth Impact HUB to provide direct legal support to our entrepreneurial youth creating new solutions for resilient local economies! 

    Please let us know you are coming by RSVPing below!

    Our event will include a workshop on street vending and business law basics, followed by one-on-one free consultations with law students and attorneys. Bring your business ideas and any questions related to the legalities of your business.

    Youth entrepreneurs ages 25 and under are 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, March 19, 2018 at 05:00 PM

    Cooperative Solutions to Senior Housing

    Cooperative solutions to housing!This workshop is about the senior housing crisis that is being felt acutely throughout the Bay Area. The rates of homelessness and widespread housing insecurity among elders are unprecedented and will only continue to grow as the shortage of affordable housing plagues society’s most vulnerable. While there are no easy solutions, this teach-in will provide some updates about new shared housing options and supportive services that might be of assistance in planning for the “third chapter."

    We will discuss:

    • Berkeley’s New Laws on Accesory Dwelling Units

    • A potential home share program in Berkeley

    • Creating or finding senior cooperatives and cohousing

    • Student and nonprofit organizations that assist seniors in looking for shared housing, or aging in place 

    After our teach-in on cooperative solutions to senior housing, there will be free one-on-one consultations with law students and attorneys to help you dive deeper into your specific needs. 

    About the Facilitator

    Julie Gilgoff Borchard Fellow in Law and Aging at the Sustainable Economies Law CenterJulie Gilgoff is a Borchard Fellow in Law and Aging at the Sustainable Economies Law Center. Her year-long fellowship focuses on collective senior housing options, and permanently affordable housing solutions. As a part of her work, she is collaborating with the Bay Area Community Land Trust to promote a newly forming senior housing cooperative called Hibiscus Commons.

    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.

    EBCOHO

    Co-sponsored by the East Bay Community Law Center and the East Bay Cohousing Community. 

  • Monday, March 19, 2018 at 05:00 PM

    Legal Cafe in partnership with Community Economic Justice Clinic

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    The Sustainable Economies Law Center 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.

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 09:30 AM
    CompassPoint in Oakland, CA

    Rethinking Nonprofits: Aligning Equity and Justice with Your Organizational Structure

    As nonprofits and movement workers committed to social transformation, how can we embody the change we want to see and create more effective, accountable, and equitable organizations as we do it?

    Training discussion

    This training will explore how to infuse the governance, management, and operational practices of our organizations with our values of social, racial, gender, and ecological justice through a commitment to deep democracy. Grounded in experience and practice, the workshop will support participants in reimagining and redesigning teams, departments, or even their whole organization. Get 20% off if you register 2-4 staff/board by using this coupon code: SELC20

    We strongly recommend that organizations send 2-4 people to the training so you can partner in both sharing the learnings and taking actions when you return to your organization.  Get 20% off if you register 2-4 staff/board by using this coupon code: SELC20

    This workshop will invite you to speak openly about impact of the practices we have inherited from oppressive systems that exist in our world. Then we’ll envision and take action to create a new way in our organizations that aligns with our values and passion for justice and equity. 


     


     

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