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)!

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 06:00 PM · 39 rsvps
    Omni Commons in Oakland, CA

    May Membership Celebration

    feature-2.jpgMay 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!

    There is no entrance fee, but a suggested $10 donation for non-members or sustainers. Why not become a member now?!

  • 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 · 1 rsvp
    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 · 16 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.

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  • Tuesday, June 02, 2015 at 06:00 PM · 9 rsvps
    Impact HUB Oakland in Oakland, CA

    Coop Academy Info Session

    BASTA!Have you thought about starting a business that has higher values than simply making a profit? Do you own a business and looking to retire but don't want to put your employees out on the street? Are you an existing worker coop that wants to grow your business past its current membership? Are you an economic justice or business development organization looking at worker-owned businesses as a way to increase community wealth?

    Then the Worker Coop Academy might be for you!

    Please join us on June 2nd at 6:00pm at Impact HUB Oakland for this FREE informational session!

    Please join the SELC, Project Equity, and the East Bay Community Law Center as we explain the nuts and bolts of the Worker Coop Academy, such as

    • what will the Academy offer to participants?
    • what types of participants are we accepting?
    • what is the commitment from each team?

    We will leave time for questions and answers from the audience. 

    Please RSVP below!

    Light food and refreshments will be provided!

    Collaborate and Listen!

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    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.

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 07:00 PM · $10.00 USD · 2 rsvps
    Impact HUB Berkeley in Berkeley, CA

    Re-envisioning Funerals and Burials: A Discussion on New Practices and Needed Policies


    funeral.pngThere are about 2.4 million funerals in the U.S. every year, and the average funeral costs $8,000-$10,000. Increasingly, publicly traded corporations are buying or establishing funeral homes. As the funeral industry grows along with our aging population, we have an opportunity to re-imagine the funeral and burial marketplace in ways that support independent home funeral guides and artisans, green burials, and other community-based memorial practices.

    A panel of those who are working to grow a viable field of practice for home funeral practitioners will present, take questions, and discuss ideas. We'll learn about family rights, the state and local laws that inhibit the diversification of the funeral industry and discuss strategies for change. Together, we'll discuss the future of death care, opportunities for sustainable livelihoods, and ways to support positive change in this field.

     

    Speakers

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    Tom Long, Founder, Grounded Guild

    Tom’s Goal: Change the paradigm of Death Care in America; create a social enterprise and web marketplace for families, home funeral guides, and artisans to find each other; People, Planet, Prosperity, Purpose.

    Tom’s Experience:

    • 12 years directing organized camps, environmental education and retreat facilities; accreditation of 3 locations (site & facility, food service, programs, staffing, health & safety, administration, etc.)
    • 20 years in business including 13 years as an entrepreneur; built the B2B business through community networking and customer testimonials; provided unparalleled services to 325 employers; 10 staff; acquired a competitor; sold to a reputable, regional service.
    • 3 years, finance and human resources for a county-wide United Way
    • 25 years in Rotary; service above self to club, community, vocation, and international projects

     

    Megan_Amaral.jpgMegan Amaral

    Megan Amaral has held a variety of senior positions in nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and co-operative enterprises and currently manages the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. She has a long standing personal and professional interest in community arts and the role of culture and community on quality of life. Megan holds a M.S. in Community Development from UC Davis.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 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.

     

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 05:30 PM
    Telegraph Beer Garden in Oakland, CA

    Legal Professionals Happy Hour with the Center for Biological Diversity

    Abe Lincoln asks, "Don't you want to create community for more just and resilient economies? Then have a drink."Are you an attorney, law student, or legal worker wanting to build a new economy? Are you looking to meet legal professionals working to build a generative, humane economy? Most importantly, do you want to relax over drinks and appetizers with a passionate, social justice minded community? Then come to our informal networking happy hour to share stories and learn of ways to build more just and resilient local economies.

    This month, SELC is co-hosting our legal professionals happy hour with the Center for Biological DiversityCenter for Biological Diversity At the Center for Biological Diversity, they believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, CBD works to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. They do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

    Sharing economy attorneys, environmental justice legal professionals, and public interest law students are invited to attend! Please join us for an evening of new introductions and old friends to swap stories of building resilient communities. 

    RSVP BELOW!

    Telegraph Beer Garden! Be there or be square!

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 05:30 PM · 5 rsvps
    Lost & Found in Oakland, CA

    Legal Professionals Happy Hour: SELC Fellows Edition

    Abe, you, and the sharing economyAre you an attorney, law student, or legal worker wanting to build a new economy? Are you looking to meet legal professionals working to build a generative, humane economy? Most importantly, do you want to relax over drinks and appetizers with a passionate, social justice minded community? Then come to our informal networking happy hour to share stories and learn of ways to build more just and resilient local economies.

    Sharing economy attorneys, social justice legal professionals, and public interest law students are invited to attend! Also, SELC's Legal Fellows from around the country will be here to enjoy the Bay Area's finest!

    Lost and Found!

    Please join us for an evening of new introductions and old friends to swap stories of building resilient communities. 

    Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 17th, when we'll be congregating at Lost & Found from 5:30 - 7:00pm to chat about how the legal profession can build the next economy!