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)!

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 05:00 PM · 19 rsvps
    Grow Incubator in Oakland, CA

    Choosing a Legal Entity for Your Enterprise

    How to Choose a Legal Entity for Your Enterprise

    Come learn when and why you should form a legal entity for your enterprise!

    Ever wonder what type of legal entity you should form when starting your business, social enterprise, or cooperative? Wonder why you even need a legal entity? If so, this teach-in is for you!

    Please come learn the basics of if and when you should form a legal entity and what factors you should consider when incorporating. We'll give an overview of when and why to incorporate for food businesses, worker cooperatives, social enterprises, and immigrant owned businesses. 

    Please RSVP below!


    About the Presenters

    Charlotte is amazing!

    Charlotte Tsui is an attorney and Skadden Fellow at the Law Center. Her fellowship work is focused on organizing and incubating immigrant worker-owned businesses, particularly those from the domestic work sector and Asian Pacific Islander communities.

    Ricardo

    Ricardo S. Nuñez is the Law Center's Director of Economic Democracy. He co-coordinates the Law Center's education, research, advocacy, and advice for equitable, democratic enterprises.

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Grow Incubator

    Legal Cafe at Grow Incubator

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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.  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.

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    This cafe is co-hosted by Grow Incubator, a space in West Oakland to collaborate, network, skillshare, and GROW. It is a home to entrepreneurs, artists and activists, who are looking to build GrassRoots power in the Movement for self-determination. 

    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, September 26, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 30 rsvps

    Nonprofit Democracy Network Happy Hour!

    Join us for our happy hour!Join us as we celebrate nonprofit and movement workers committed to social transformation at our Nonprofit Democracy Network happy hour! The Nonprofit Democracy Network is a community of practice, organizational development training program, and peer support network for nonprofit organizations that want to deepen democracy within their organizations and make our movements for justice more participatory, responsive, and leaderful.

    If you are a friend or fan of the Law Center, or want to meet other nonprofit and movement workers committed to social transformation, please allow us to provide a space for critical connections with some light snacks and libations!

    We're excited to be hosting this happy hour during the Nonprofit Democracy Network Gathering where movement workers from around the country will be converging at our office for a  three day training focused on how to create, care for, and increase the impact of deeply democratic organizations.Sustainable Economies Law Center!

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

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 7 rsvps
    Prospera Office in Oakland, CA

    Charla Legal

    Sustainable Economies Law Center y Prospera presentan ¡Charlas Legales!

    Sustainable Economies Law Center se complace en asociarse con Prospera para presentar ¡Charlas Legales!, una primera serie de talleres en español que cubren preguntas que con frecuencia se plantean los emprendedores y trabajadores inmigrantes. En esta primera Charla, discutiremos los derechos legales de los inmigrantes en cuanto a la propiedad de negocios y el empleo. También exploraremos alternativas como aprender las opciones legales de auto-empleo, ser un contratista independiente o bien establecer una cooperativa de trabajadores. 

    Le invitamos a que venga a compartir sus preguntas y experiencias. Este taller es gratuito y estará totalmente en español.

    Charla_Group_Discussion.jpgSustainable Economies Law Center and Prospera present ¡Charlas Legales!

    Sustainable Economies Law Center is excited to partner with Prospera to present ¡Charlas Legales!, a first-of-its-kind series of Spanish language workshops covering questions that frequently come up for immigrant entrepreneurs and workers. In this first charla, we will discuss the legal rights of immigrants as to business ownership and employment. We will also explore alternatives outside of being a traditional employee and discuss self-employment options, such as being an independent contractor or establishing a worker cooperative.

    We invite you to to come and share your questions and experiences. This workshop is free to attend and will be entirely in Spanish. 

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 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.

  • Wednesday, October 18, 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 - 6:00 PM, there will be a teach-in on navigating the CA State Legislature! You’ll learn about the process of organizing a CA legislative campaign, how to work with legislators and their staff, how laws get written and amended, how to research California statutes, and some tips and strategies for success in state-level policy advocacy. You’ll hear anecdotes from our staff, Christina Oatfield and Cameron Rhudy, about their years of adventures in and around our state capitol. 

    2. From 6:00PM to 7:30PM, we'll be hosting a Policy Cafe where we'll be offering individualized consultations for folks who want to discuss their specific policy 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 piece of legislation?
    • 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.

     

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM · 13 rsvps
    Online [Link will be sent to participants]

    Webinar: California Legislature, Here We Come!

    SacramentoCoopPolicyBrigadeCapital.jpgCalifornia is fertile ground for innovative legislation and we want to encourage people everywhere to pay more attention, get involved, and even spearhead campaigns.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn about the process of organizing a CA legislative campaign, how to work with legislators and their staff, how laws get written and amended, how to research California statutes, and some tips and strategies for success in state-level policy advocacy. You’ll hear anecdotes from our staff, Christina Oatfield and Cameron Rhudy, about their years of adventures in and around our state capitol.

    Registrants will be sent a GotoWebinar link before October 25th. 

    Start Time: 12 Noon PST

     

  • Thursday, November 02, 2017 at 05:00 PM

    Oakland BAC Legal Cafe

    Oakland Business Assistance Center

    The Sustainable Economies Law Center is partnering with Oakland Business Assistance Center to host a pop-up cafe that focuses on food enterprises. This cafe will provide legal support for cottage food businesses, mobile vendors, and any other small food enterprises operating in Oakland.

    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.

    Oakland Business Assistance Center (BAC) is a one-stop information and referral center for businesses in Oakland.  The physical center right next to City Hall at 270 Frank H Ogawa offers full time staff to help business owners navigate the City government and provide referrals to local organizations, county, and state agencies, and other resources to start, operate, and grow businesses in Oakland. 

    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, November 08, 2017 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. 

    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, November 14, 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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