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)!

  • Monday, August 07, 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.

    This cafe is co-hosted by Impact HUB Oakland. 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.

  • Monday, August 07, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 17 rsvps
    Impact HUB Oakland in Oakland, CA

    Teach In: Coop Communication Basics

    And so these men Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion Though each was partly in the right And all were in the wrong!

    Strategies for Cooperative Communication

    Healthy communication is important, but in a cooperative home, workplace, or community organization it’s absolutely crucial. In this workshop we explore the specifics of communication health in a co-op setting, introduce and learn to use the Safe Space dialog tool, and troubleshoot cooperative communication conundrums brought by participants.  

    This teach-in is intended for members of worker cooperatives, democratic workplaces, cooperative housing, intentional communities, and grassroots organizations.


    Kate \About Kate "Sassy" Sassoon

    Kate "Sassy" Sassoon has participated in a wide variety of innovative member-and-mission-driven organizations for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in: organizational culture, change management, education and training, community organizing, mission-driven strategic planning, decision making process design, conflict management, and mediation. Sassy is passionate about supporting innovative organizations committed to building a better world. Want to learn more about Sassy? Check out her website here: sassycooperates.org

  • Wednesday, August 16, 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.

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 05:00 PM

    Policy Cafe & Teach-In

    Do you have an idea to change your community for the better? Do you have questions about policymaking on a local or state level? Do you want to explore your inner policymaker?

    Come get answers, ideas, and strategies from our center's staff, experienced attorneys and policymakers!

    This is a two-part event (You can come to both, or either!)

    1. From 5:00PM - 5:45PM, there will be a DIY Policymaking teach-in facilitated by Sustainable Economies Law Center's Policy Director, Yassi Eskandari, and Executive Director, Janelle Orsi. They'll present best practices for engaging in local and state-level policy issues.

    2. From 5:45PM to 7:30PM, we'll be hosting a Policy Cafe and offering individualized consultations for folks who want to discuss their specific ideas and get advice on questions such as:

    • What are the next steps after I have come up with my policy idea?
    • How do I draft a policy proposal?
    • How do I approach council members, county supervisors, or other legislators about my idea?
    • How do I navigate the legislative process?
    • In what ways can my nonprofit participate in policy advocacy?

     See more info & RSVP here.

     

  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 05:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    Sustainable Economies Law Center

    On-the-Spot Legal Advising for Worker Cooperatives, Nonprofits, and Food Enterprises

    Resilient Communities Legal CafeIf you are, have been, or would like to start being a volunteer at our award winning Resilient Communities Legal Cafe, this workshop is for you! Please join us!

    Giving legal advice on-the-spot sometimes feels like flying by the seat of our pants. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin, hard to present information in a clear and organized way, and hard to remember to bring up key legal issues. We want to support our Legal Cafe volunteers to continually improve their on-the-spot advising skills!

    At our workshop, we’ll share insights, tips, and road maps to advising our most common clients: worker cooperatives, nonprofits, and food enterprises. We’ll also talk through checklists you can use for advising each type of client. We want this workshop to be an emergent process. We’ll harness the wisdom in the room to strategize ways to increase our effectiveness at providing clients the critical information they need to take the next steps in their enterprises.happy hour at our

    Stay after the training, and have a drink with us at our Volunteer Happy Hour! 

     

  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps

    August Volunteers Happy Hour!

    Sustainable Economies Law Center

    Come celebrate the building of community resilience with Law Center staff and cultivate connections at our upcoming volunteers happy hour! 

    Sharing economy legal professionals, public interest law students, urban gardeners, social justice advocates, and more will be in attendance! If you are or have been a volunteer at the Law Center, please allow us to thank you with some light snacks and libations! 

    This is a great place not only to learn about SELC, connect with our staff, and get a better understanding of our work supporting grassroots economic empowerment, but also a place to meet the movers and shakers seeding communities across the Bay toward a more humane economy! 

    We're excited to be hosting this happy hour directly after our CLE workshop "On-the-Spot Legal Advising for Worker Cooperatives, Nonprofits, and Food Enterprises."

    Sustainable Economies Law Center!

    Please join the Law Center for an informal networking event with drinks, snacks, and stories of cultivating community resilience at our office (just a short walk from 12th St. BART station)!

  • Tuesday, September 05, 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.

    This cafe is co-hosted by Alchemy Collective Cafe, a worker-owned business that serves delicious coffee!

    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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