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 engaging conversations on how to build just and resilient economies in your community. Don't miss out!

View all SELC events below or in google calendar here.

  • Wednesday, December 03, 2014 at 04:30 PM · 5 rsvps

    Legal Cafe at LOL

    LOL_Makerspace.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.

    LOL! Making it happen!

    SELC is immensely grateful to Liberating Ourselves Locally Maker Space, a POC-led, gender balanced Oakland Maker Space, 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.

    Legal Advice for just and resilient economies

  • Wednesday, December 03, 2014 at 06:00 PM · 13 rsvps

    Tiny House Teach-in

    TinyVillage.png

    It's as easy as 1-2-3.

    1) Reduce Greenhouse Gases,

    2) Increase Affordable Housing,

    3) Improve Disaster Resilience.

    These three statewide policy priorities create a path for legalizing tiny homes and ecovillages. Model examples are already in place in Oregon, Washington, and elsewhere. Ten years from now, we want to see intentional resident-led communities covering the Bay Area and providing affordable, safe, healthy, and housing options for all.

    Calling all practical visionaries and communitarians -- the time is NOW! Let's crowdsource the political will to make it possible. Join the discussion 12/3!

    Speaker Profile: 

    Betsy_Morris.pngBetsy Morris

    Betsy Morris is founder of Planning for Sustainable Communities, a certified green business, specializing in custom research and other technical assistance serving public and private clients in community economic development, transit, and affordable housing. PfSC has a particular expertise in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, and currently hosts East Bay Cohousing, which organizes workshops and Future of Community unconferences for its 3000 members to promote cooperative culture and intentional communities for living and working.  

    She is currently senior associate with the Center for Community Futures, a board member of the Fellowship for Intentional Community, and actively involved in growing the Global Ecovillage Network of North America. Betsy is a former Berkeley City Planning Commissioner and President of the West Berkeley Community Development Corporation. She holds a PhD and MCP in City & Regional Planning from UC Berkeley.  The Tiny Home Ecovillage concept brings together her commitment to social justice organizing and sustainable development.

  • Tuesday, December 09, 2014 at 11:00 AM
    Online

    Policies for Shareable Cities: How to Catalyze Just and Resilient Local Economies

    Date: 
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:15pm Pacific Time

     

    Registration: Please note, event listed in Pacific time. To participate in this free Transition US tele-seminar, please register online and you will receive call details via email.

     

    What is the sharing economy, and what is a sharing city? How can the principles of the grassroots sharing economy be applied to towns and cities in ways that strengthen local economies, empower the underserved, and increase community resilience?
     
    Join us for a Transition US TeleSeminar where we explore these questions and provide you with a packet of viable policy solutions that can remove barriers to the grassroots sharing economy in your region.
     
    Register online and join us to discuss, learn, share, and leave with an action plan for local policy change in the areas of food, transportation, housing, and jobs.
     
    Speaker bio:
    Yassi Eskandari directs the City Policies and Community Currencies programs at the Sustainable Economies Law Center (theselc.org). ​Her work identifies the legal barriers to the grassroots sharing economy, including shared transportation, shared housing, urban food systems, and worker cooperatives -- culminating in the first policy brief of its kind, Policies for Shareable Cities: A Primer for Urban Leaders.Yassi also dedicates much of her time to producing essential legal resources for complementary currency systems such as local currencies, barter networks, and time banks which foster inclusive, community-based exchange.
  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 06:00 PM
    Impact HUB Berkeley in Berkeley, ca

    Legal Cafe at ImpactHUBBerkeley

    Hashtag #SHARINGECONOMY

    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 Berkeley

    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! 

    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, December 16, 2014 at 05:00 PM
    Alchemy Collective in Berkeley, CA

    Legal Cafe at Alchemy Collective

    Resilient Communities Legal Cafe at the Alchemy Collective Worker Owned 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.

    Alchemy Collective!

    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, December 18, 2014 at 05:30 PM
    Dear Mom in San Francisco, CA

    Goodbye 2014

    SELC to the FUTURE!!!SELC to the Future!

    (If you didn't come to SELC's Fall Celebration and Showcase on November 18th, then watch this!)

    Please join SELC as we say farewell to 2014 and usher in a new year of new possibilities. Meet the legal professionals laying the legal foundations for a new economy! Time travel with SELC as we describe the future of our work supporting grassroots economic empowerment!

    Time travel with us!

    Community members, sharing economy legal professionals, law students, urban gardeners, social justice advocates, and more will be in attendance. Join SELC at our informal networking event and celebration of local resilience! Come on out and share drinks, snacks, and stories of cultivating resilience in your community!

    Did I mention time travel? Yes, we will be time traveling at this Happy Hour.

    Join SELC at Dear Mom in San Francisco near the 16th St. BART Station. RSVP below!

    This is  the outside of where we are going. It looks like this!

  • Monday, January 05, 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, February 02, 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, March 02, 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, April 06, 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.