Upcoming SELC Events

Be part of the movement for more just and resilient economies!Find SELC'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 SELC events below or in our public google calendar here (you can even sync SELC's google calendar to yours so you never miss out on building the legal roots of resilience)!

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 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.

    This legal cafe is in partnership with the Community Economic Justice Clinic (CEJ) at the East Bay Community Law Center. 

    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.

    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, August 03, 2016 at 05:30 PM · 6 rsvps
    Mad Oak in Oakland, CA

    Summer Members & Volunteers Happy Hour

    Some of our amazing past interns!Calling all SELC volunteers, interns, members, and sustainers! Come and let us celebrate your part in building community resilience! Join SELC staff and your fellow SELC community members to cultivate connections at our upcoming happy hour!

    Sharing economy legal professionals, public interest law students, urban gardeners, social justice advocates, and more will be in attendance! If you are a SELC volunteer, intern, member, or sustainer and looking to build your network of resilience minded individuals, join us! 

    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! 

    Come to Mad Oak!

    Please join SELC for an informal networking event with drinks, snacks, and stories of cultivating community resilience at Mad Oak (just a short walk from Lake Merritt BART station)!

  • Monday, August 08, 2016 at 05:00 PM
    Impact Hub Oakland in Oakland, CA

    Legal Cafe at Impact Hub Oakland

    11745708_1633615230214272_5461259630391135567_n.jpgThe Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) 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 SELC and 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.

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 05:00 PM
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    Alchemy Legal Cafe

    Alchemy_Legal_Cafe_Jill_Allison_-1.jpgThe Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) 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, who host 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.

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 06:00 PM · $5.00 USD · 2 rsvps
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    Teach-in: People Power for the Planet

    Community Solar

     
     Credit:  Institute for Local Self-Reliance  

    An Introduction to Community-Owned Renewable Energy

    Communities all over the country are building a movement for energy democracy -- local cooperatively-owned and collectively-managed renewable energy projects that build local wealth and contribute to a transition away from fossil fuels towards a just clean energy economy. There are a number of models of community energy, policy supports like tax credits, and a dynamic regulatory environment for community members to navigate.

    Join us as we explore some of the challenges and opportunities for building a community-owned energy project, examining successful projects around the country and the legal environment in California. This interactive teach-in will feature opportunities to engage with other community members working on community energy projects in the area.

     


    About the Presenters

    Adrien Salazar - Community Energy and Seed Democracy Intern, Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC)

    Adrien is an environmental advocate, political ecologist, and poet receiving his Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Adrien is committed to supporting communities in shaping policy and managing their resources to achieve community resilience, empowerment, and self-determination. His work focuses on land and resource rights, and engagement of frontline and marginalized communities in resource management and policy. As an intern for SELC, he is excited to work with the organization's community-owned energy and seed saving projects. He hails from San Jose, California and Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines. He enjoys running, yoga, mindfulness meditation, and growing heirloom vegetables.

    Subin Varghese - Community Renewable Energy Director, SELC

    Subin leads SELC's Community Renewable Energy Program, working to ensure that it is primarily communities, nonprofits, cooperatives, and households -- not large utilities -- that will own and control energy infrastructure as society transitions to renewable energy. Subin grew up in southwest Houston and studied business and government at the University of Texas. He worked in the Washington, DC area within the field of nonprofit communications before receiving his JD from the UC Berkeley School of Law. He enjoys meditating, running, and doting on his niblings.

    $5-15 Donation Requested

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

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 05:00 PM

    Legal Cafe in partnership with Community Economic Justice Clinic

    Legal_Cafe_Yassi_Thea_Discussion.JPG

    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. 

    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 30, 2016 at 05:30 PM · 3 rsvps
    Comal in Berkeley, CA

    End o' Summer Happy Hour

    Join us for an evening of casual libations!Friends, comrades, and collaborators! Come celebrate the building of community resilience with SELC staff and cultivate connections at our friends and fans happy hour! 

    Solidarity economy legal professionals, public interest law students, urban gardeners, social justice advocates, and more will be in attendance! If you're a friend, fan, volunteer, member, or an attorney looking to build your network of resilience minded legal professionals, join us!

    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!

    Join us for an evening of casual libations! Please join SELC for an informal networking event with drinks, snacks, and stories of cultivating community resilience at Comal (just a short walk from Downtown Berkeley BART station)!

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 05:00 PM
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    Alchemy Legal Cafe

    Alchemy_Legal_Cafe_Jill_Allison_-1.jpgThe Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) 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, who host 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.