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, April 29, 2015 at 05:30 PM
    Awaken Cafe in Oakland, CA

    Community Resilience Happy Hour with Bay Localize

    Join us at Awaken Cafe in Oakland, California for an evening of unbridled salutations to the creation of resilient, local economies!The movement that plays together, stays together!

    That's why SELC and Bay Localize are getting together to co-host this month's celebration of community resilience at Awaken Cafe in downtown Oakland. Come on out to meet staff, friends, and fans of both organizations, share some drinks and snacks, and swap stories of resilient communities!

    Join us at Awaken Cafe, April 29th, from 5:30 - 7:00pm

    This is a great time to not only learn about SELC and Bay Localize's work supporting grassroots economic empowerment and community resilience, but also a place to meet the movers and shakers of the new economy! Community members, sharing economy legal professionals, urban gardeners, social justice advocates, and more will be in attendance.

    Onward!

    Bay Localize is catalyzing a movement toward a regional, national, and international self-reliant economy that strengthens all communities to combat social inequity. Read more about their work here.

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    The Sustainable Economies Law Center invites you to come out and talk with us about our innovative and generative work in the new economy related to housing, food, livelihoods, currency, energy, and more!

  • Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 12:00 PM through May 06, 2015 · 64 rsvps

    International Seed Library Forum

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    The first International Seed Library Forum will be held in Tucson, Arizona May 3-6, 2015, to further coalesce efforts by public libraries, non-profits, universities, and food banks to increase the quality, accessibility, and diversity of community seed resources. This gathering will also celebrate the 35th anniversary of the first National Heirloom Seed Conference in Saint Louis, which followed closely on the tails of the first forum on community seed access, Seed Banks Serving People, held in Tucson. Lastly and importantly, this meeting will also assist all those involved in seed libraries to collectively address recent regulatory challenges to their operations in five states.

    SELC's own staff attorney, Neil Thapar, will be present and sharing about our Save Seed Sharing campaign alongside other seed sharing activists and advocates.

    For more information and to RSVP, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-seed-library-forum-tickets-15877866125.

    Here is a rough breakdown of the events and activities to be held at the forum:

    • Sunday May 3 will include afternoon field trips and open houses, followed by a event at the Loft Cinema. This evening event will include a seed swap and the showing of the film Seeds of Time, with a special question and answer session with its featured seed activist, Cary Fowler.
    • Monday the 4th and Tuesday the 5th daytime sessions will be limited to 140 participants at the Joel Valdez Downtown Library, and involve plenary presentations, panel discussions and demonstrations. Monday evening will feature a literary “seed reading” by poet Scott Chaskey and nature writer Gary Nabhan.
    • Tuesday’s daytime session will finish with a collective statement from participants about the future of seed libraries, followed by a celebratory event at Mercado de San Agustin, involving a tamale benefit in defense of native maize diversity, Latin music and the release of the new Edible Baja Arizona magazine featuring seed libraries.
    • Wednesday will involve farm visits and/or more technical seed trainings, to be announced.

     

  • Monday, May 04, 2015 at 05:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Impact Hub Oakland in Oakland, CA

    Legal Cafe at Impact Hub Oakland

    Legal advice for just and resilient local economies. 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.  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.

    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. Located in the heart of one of the coolest cities in the United States (move over Brooklyn), we cultivate, support and connect purpose-driven people as they pioneer solutions for a sustainable and equitable world.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.

  • Monday, May 04, 2015 at 06:00 PM · $5.00 USD · 14 rsvps
    Impact HUB Oakland in Oakland, CA

    New Opportunities in Community-Based Solar Energy

    3451c235efc8bc86-wsolor.jpgWe often think about solutions to climate change in terms of policy changes on the federal and international levels or behavioral changes on the individual level. One approach between those extremes that is often overlooked is community-based solutions. In fact, there are lots of ways communities can facilitate more clean energy in their communities. This includes crowdfunding solar projects, Community Choice Aggregation, Solar Gardens and more.

    Join us for a presentation from our friends Andreas and Gavi from RE-volv, a nonprofit solar financing organization, whose mission is to empower individuals and communities to invest collectively in renewable energy. This talk will explore some of the creative options that exist for community-based renewable energy solutions and track some of the progress that has been made around the country at the community level. Andreas and Gavi will also elaborate on RE-volv’s solar financing model which combines crowdfunding with a revolving fund for community-based solar projects, look at other innovations in the space, and discuss the implications of community-based solutions for the climate movement and the solar industry.


    About Andreas and Gavi

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    Andreas is a dedicated renewable energy advocate with over ten years of environmental and renewable energy nonprofitexperience. Andreas incorporated RE-volv as a nonprofit organization in February 2011. Prior to founding RE-volv, Andreas worked with a number of leading organizations including the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the National Audubon Society, blueEnergy, and the Center for Resource Solutions. Andreas holds Master’s degrees in International Affairs and in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He is a 2013 Audubon Toyota TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Fellow. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the Local Clean Energy Alliance.

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    A New Jersey native, Gavi holds a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, where she completed majorsin Middle East & North African (MENA) Studies and Theatre. Gavi has a background in strategic communications, events management and development for nonprofits. Along with renewable energy, she is passionateabout food policy and its relationship to poverty, climate change and environmental stewardship. Gavi is working with RE-volv as a fellow in the Residency in Social Enterprise with New Sector Alliance, an Americorps program.

     
     
    $5 Donation Requested

    If you are unable to give financially or would like to donate in person at the event, please RSVP by clicking on this link here... ya, right here!

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Impact HUB Berkeley in Berkeley, CA

    Legal Cafe at HUB Berkeley

    Welcome to the Legal Cafe!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.  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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    SELC is immensely grateful to Impact HUB Berkeley, a shared workspace and community of 1,000 entrepreneurs, creatives, community builders, funders, developers and more working to build a better world. Impact HUB Berkeley hosts our Legal Cafes at NO CHARGE to SELC! So think about becoming a member!

    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, May 19, 2015 at 05:00 PM
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    Alchemy Legal Cafe

    Sharing economy attorneys doing community based lawyering! 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.  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.

     

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 06:00 PM · 6 rsvps
    Omni Commons in Oakland, CA

    May Membership Celebration

    Join SELC to celebrate People Powered Economies!May is SELC's Community Membership Month! Along with our People Powered Economies Campaign and annual membership drive, we want to take the time to recognize and appreciate our amazing SELC members and sustainers. 

    We'll be throwing a party at the Omni Commons in Oakland with food and drinks and lots of good company! Save the Date! More Info to Come!

    May 28th

    Omni Commons

    Oakland, CA

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  • Monday, June 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM · $5.00 USD

    Webinar: DIY Policymaking for Resilient Communities

    SELC_symbol_colour_RGB(for_screen).jpgWhat if every person takes charge of advocating for and passing just one law? To create economically resilient communities, we need to change or create millions of city, state, and federal laws. These new laws would remove barriers to and create incentives for local food production, renewable energy projects, local industry, worker-owned enterprises, shared housing, and other aspects of thriving communities.

    SELC’s Christina Oatfield, Yassi Eskandari, Neil Thapar, and Janelle Orsi will present a road-map to passing high-impact policies, share their experiences introducing and passing legislation, and lead the participants in developing their personal policymaking goals and plans. Come away feeling empowered and ready to make new laws!

    RSVP today!

    NOTE: This is an online webinar. If you're located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we encourage you to head on over to our In-Person Workshop on DIY Policymaking for Resilient Communities the same day at the Impact Hub Oakland!

    $5 Donation Requested - Follow this Link to Donate

    Event co-sponsors:

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  • Monday, June 01, 2015 at 05:00 PM
    Impact Hub Oakland in Oakland, CA

    Legal Cafe at Impact Hub Oakland

    Legal advice for just and resilient local economies. 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.  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.

    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. Located in the heart of one of the coolest cities in the United States (move over Brooklyn), we cultivate, support and connect purpose-driven people as they pioneer solutions for a sustainable and equitable world.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.

  • Monday, June 01, 2015 at 06:00 PM · $5.00 USD · 7 rsvps

    Teach-In: DIY Policymaking for Resilient Communities (In-Person)

    SELC_symbol_colour_RGB(for_screen).jpgWhat if every person takes charge of advocating for and passing just one law? To create economically resilient communities, we need to change or create millions of city, state, and federal laws. These new laws would remove barriers to and create incentives for local food production, renewable energy projects, local industry, worker-owned enterprises, shared housing, and other aspects of thriving communities.

    SELC’s Christina Oatfield, Yassi Eskandari, Neil Thapar, and Janelle Orsi will present a road-map to passing high-impact policies, share their experiences introducing and passing legislation, and lead the participants in developing their personal policymaking goals and plans. Come away feeling empowered and ready to make new laws!

    NOTE: This is an in-person workshop at the Impact Hub Oakland. If you can't make it to Oakland, join our DIY Policy Webinar the same day!

    $5 Donation Requested

    NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS!

    If you would like to provide a donation at the door you can RSVP by emailing eunice@theselc.org with your name and number of individuals in your party.

     Event co-sponsors:

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