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)!

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 01:30 PM · 40 rsvps
    Oakland City Hall in Oakland, CA

    Oakland Worker Cooperative Ordinance Committee Hearing

    Community & Economic Development Committee Hearing

    Oakland City Council is having a hearing to build workplace democracy!

    At 1:30pm on Tuesday, September 27th, please join the Sustainable Economies Law Center, Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives, Democracy at Work Institute, Project Equity, US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives, ICA Group, and more as we advocate for the passage of the Oakland Worker Cooperative Incentives for Growth Ordinance! RSVP BELOW!

    In order for the ordinance to be adopted, the ordinance will first be heard by City Council's Community & Economic Development Committee at 1:30pm on Tuesday, September 27th, and then the ordinance will move to a the full City Council for a final vote on Tuesday, October 4th (please also RSVP for the City Council meeting here!). We need your bodies and voices in the room to demonstrate that Oakland supports this policy! RSVP below and you'll receive more info on how you can make your voice heard!

    Once this ordinance is adopted, Oakland will be the first city in the US to adopt this type of support for worker cooperatives, becoming a national leader in the movement for cooperative economies. Show Oakland City Council that our communities demand economic development that empowers residents and creates resilient communities! Help Oakland build on the momentum that is sweeping the country as New York, NY, Austin, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Rochester, NY, Berkeley, CA and other city governments prioritize the development of inclusive, just, and cooperative economies!

    We've done it before! Let's do it again!

    RSVP BELOW

    We done it before. We do it again! Pushing policies that promote worker cooperatives! 

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 05:30 PM · 12 rsvps
    Mad Oak in Oakland, CA

    Legal Professionals for Resilience Happy Hour

    Care for a drink of justice?Co-hosted by Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), Association of Legal Apprentices (ALA), and Sustainable Economies Lawyers Association (SELA)

    Calling all legal professionals that want to build just and resilient economies! The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) is excited to host a legal professionals happy hour with the Association of Legal Apprentices and the Sustainable Economies Lawyers Association during SELC's Fellows Week! (Learn more about SELC's Legal Fellowship program here.)

    Come celebrate the building of community resilience with legal professionals, SELC staff, and movement lawyers to cultivate connections at our upcoming happy hour. If you're an attorney, legal worker, law student, or (aspiring) legal apprentice looking to build your network of resilience minded legal professionals, this is the place to be!

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

    We like building community

  • Tuesday, October 04, 2016 at 05:00 PM · 26 rsvps
    Oakland City Hall in Oakland, CA

    Final City Council Vote on Oakland Worker Coop Ordinance

    Oakland City Council is having a hearing to build workplace democracy!

    Oakland City Council's Final Vote!

    At 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 4th, please join the Sustainable Economies Law Center, Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives, Democracy at Work Institute, Project Equity, US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives, ICA Group, and more as we advocate for the passage of the Oakland Worker Cooperative Incentives for Growth Ordinance! RSVP BELOW!

    (There is a Community and Economic Development Committee Hearing on September 27th where we'll need your support, as well!) 

    Oakland City Council will be making its final vote on October 4th, so we need your bodies and voices in the room to demonstrate that Oakland supports this policy! RSVP below and you'll receive more info on how you can make your voice heard!

    Once this ordinance is adopted, Oakland will be the first city in the US to adopt this type of support for worker cooperatives, becoming a national leader in the movement for cooperative economies. Show Oakland City Council that our communities demand economic development that empowers residents and creates resilient communities! Help Oakland build on the momentum that is sweeping the country as New York, NY, Austin, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Rochester, NY, Berkeley, CA and other city governments prioritize the development of inclusive, just, and cooperative economies!

    We've done it before! Let's do it again!

    RSVP BELOW

    Pushing policies that promote worker cooperatives!

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 05:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    The Double Standard in Oakland, CA

    Fall Volunteers & Members Happy Hour

    Mmmmmm... relaxCalling all Sustainable Economies Law Center (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!Join us for an evening of casual libations!

    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!

    Please join SELC for an informal networking event with drinks, snacks, and stories of cultivating community resilience at The Double Standard (just a short walk from 19th St. Oakland BART station)!

    The Double Standard!

  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 06:30 PM
    Impact HUB Oakland in Oakland, CA

    2016 SELC Fall Celebration

    Save the Date!

    November 17th, 2016

    SELC staff after last year's fantastic celebration!

    Please join the Sustainable Economies Law Center and friends on Nov. 17th, 2016

    for our 7th Annual Fall Celebration and Showcase!

    FEATURING:

    Entertaining presentations from the entire SELC team!

    A mouth-watering dinner!

    Local beer, wine, & kombucha!

    With solidarity economy change makers, social justice advocates, and SELC friends and fans!

    Silent Auction showcasing local cottage food delights, locally-made clothing, and much more from Bay Area cooperators!