Upcoming SELC 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, 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 03, 2017 at 11:00 AM

    East Oakland Business Resource Fair

    East Oakland Business Resource Fair

    Sustainable Economies Law Center is proud to be partnering with Kiva, Oakland Business Assistance Center, Oakland Chamber of Commerce, Uptima Business Bootcamp, Youth Uprising, Centro Community Partners and more for this day of business resources for the East Oakland community! RSVP BY CLICKING BELOW!

    RSVP to the East Oakland Small business fair

    RSVP to the East Oakland Small business fair

  • 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.

  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Port Kitchens in Oakland, CA

    Worker-Owned Food Enterprises

    Cooperative Power!Keep Your Money TRULY Local!

    Join Slow Food East Bay and the Sustainable Economies Law Center at Port Kitchens for an evening on the roof deck celebrating worker-owned collectives! There will be eating, drinking, a film screening, speakers, and more!

    Learn how and why supporting co-ops in our food spending makes for a more sustainable system.

    RSVP on Facebook or Eventbrite by clicking below!

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    6:00pm-7:00pm: Eat (food for sale or BYO!) and drink (no BYO, sorry...) and mingle with representatives from Cheeseboard, Three Stone Hearth, Arizmendi, The Juice Bar Collective, Alchemy Cafe, Mandela Marketplace, Sustainable Economies Law Center, Project Equity and others.

    7:00pm-8:30pm: Grab another drink and a bag o' popcorn and settle in on the couches (supplied) and camp chairs (BYO!) for a screening of 'Food for Change' an amazing history of food co-ops in the US, starting back in the Depression.

    8:30pm-9:30pm: Cap off the evening listening to our panel of speakers. Are cooperatively managed businesses one solution to inequality in our food and economic systems? Why do businesses choose to go 'collective'? What are the challenges they face, how do they govern and what does it mean for their workers and the products they offer?

    Keep your money TRULY local, supporting community, democratic governance, and good working conditions.

    Now THAT'S a night well "spent"!

  • 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!

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 05:30 PM · 4 rsvps
    The Perennial Restaurant and Bar in San Francisco, CA

    May Legal Professionals Happy Hour

    The PerennialOn the evening of May 16th, come celebrate the legal roots of resilient economies with like minded lawyers, social justice advocates, and next economy thought leaders at the Sustainable Economies Law Center's Legal Professional's happy hour! If you're an attorney looking to build your network of resilience minded legal professionals, please join us!

    Come meet Janelle Orsi!

    We're excited to be hosted by the Perennnial during our Spring Membership Campaign, a restaurant focused on sustainability by integrating aquaponics, perennial grains, and carbon farming into their practices.

    Our happy hour is a great place not only to learn about the Law Center, connect with our staff, and get a better understanding of our work supporting grassroots economic empowerment; it's also a great place to meet the movers and shakers seeding a more humane economy! 

    Please join the Law Center for an informal networking event with drinks, snacks, and stories of cultivating community resilience at the Perennnial (just a short walk from Civic Center BART station)! 

  • 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 07, 2017 at 05:30 PM

    End of Campaign Happy Hour

    In springtime, the only pretty ring time, birds sing hey ding, a-ding, a-ding. Sweet lovers love the spring.

    We have a lot to celebrate this June! Join us on June 7th for the Law Center's Spring Membership Campaign Celebration and New Office Open House! We'll be celebrating the (successful) end of our month-long grassroots fundraising campaign and breaking in our new spot in downtown Oakland.

    That's right, we're moving! And we need you to help us make the new office our new home, so we'll be doing some participatory art and bringing together our community, the Bay Area's solidarity economy legal professionals, urban gardeners, public interest law students, social justice advocates, and more! If you're a friend, fan, volunteer, member, or an attorney looking to build your network of resilience minded legal professionals, join us!

    Sustainable Economies Law Center!

  • 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.

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