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, August 27, 2014 at 05:30 PM · 12 rsvps
    Comal in Berkeley, CA

    Volunteer Celebration Happy Hour

    SELC!SELC wouldn't be creating the waves for the new economy without the commitment and dedication of its volunteers. SELC's volunteers are at the heart of providing the education, research, advocacy, and advice that is building more just and resilient communities. To say thank you and show our appreciation, we're hosting a Happy Hour in their honor on August 27th at Comal in Berkeley. 

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    If you've volunteered for SELC in the last six months, you're first drink is on us!

    Please, come, bring a friend, and let us extend our gratitude and celebrate the hard work of SELC's volunteers. Unwind with your fellow volunteers, friends, and SELC community to share stories of how we can and are building a more sharing, just, and equitable society.

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    You can find SELC on the back patio of Comal. Look for the colorful african cloths.

    Please RSVP below! 

     

  • Wednesday, September 03, 2014 at 04:30 PM · 1 rsvp

    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, September 03, 2014 at 06:00 PM · $5.00 USD · 6 rsvps

    Pollination and Seed Saving Teach-in

    City Slicker Farms joins forces with SELC!Have you ever wondered how a seed forms?  Did you realize that that little grain breathes?  Do you want to know more about the connection between insects, flowers, fruit and seed?  Then come and take part in this fascinating and engaging teach-in hosted at SELC’s Resilient Communities Legal Cafe on September 3rd from 6 to 7:30 pm. Members of City Slicker Farms, Sarah Karlson and Joseph, will explain and demonstrate the “magic” of pollination and seed saving.

    We will visit the urban garden at Sustaining Ourselves Locally where you will see flower parts, learn the processes of fertilization, and gain a deeper understanding of how and why to save seeds.  Bring your questions and share your experiences.  You will leave with strategies to select and collect seeds as well as ideas on how pollination works. 

    RSVP BELOW!

    SELC would like to thank City Slicker Farms for educating our communities around seeds and the importance of seed saving!

    City Slicker Farms! 

    City Slicker Farms’ mission is to empower West Oakland community members to meet the basic need for fresh, healthy food by creating sustainable, high-yield urban farms and backyard gardens. Since its inception in West Oakland in 2001, City Slicker Farms has addressed food insecurity and health in the most fundamental ways: by increasing access to fresh, healthy food in an urban food desert and providing educational programming to increase our community’s knowledge and agricultural skills. With thirteen years of experience, our award-winning programs have gained City Slicker Farms national recognition as a leader in supporting low-income communities to grow food in the city.

    About the Facilitators!

    Joseph!Joseph grew up in Oakland and spent twenty years as an educator in both public and private middle and High schools.  He traded in his chalk and white board markers for shovel and digging fork to help grow food for the people of West Oakland. He now mentors several families and a few senior centers as well as manages three of CSF’s market farms.  A father of three adult children, he loves to share his knowledge and always wants to learn more. 

    Sarah!

    Sarah Karlson is the Childcare Garden Coordinator at City Slicker Farms where she empowers childcare facilities to build and maintain gardens for food and education, and provides garden training and curriculum ideas for staff.  Sarah has a bachelor's degree in Biology and Environmental Studies, and a master's degree in Culture, Ecology, and Sustainable Community with a concentration in Ecological Agriculture. 

    Don't miss SELC’s recently published article,
    "Setting the Record Straight on the Legality of Seed Libraries!"

    $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 on our Facebook event page or email ricardo@theselc.org with your name and number of individuals in your party. 

  • Saturday, September 06, 2014 at 10:00 AM · $5.00 USD · 9 rsvps
    Latina Center in Richmond, CA

    Tu Negocio Cooperativa

    BASTA!

    ¿Qué es una empresa poseída de los trabajadores? ¿Cómo empezar una?

    Únase con el Centro Legal de la Comunidad del Este de la Area Bahía (EBCLC) y el Centro Legal Para Economías Sostenibles (SELC) para aprender como empezar una empresa cooperativa en su comunidad.

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    Si usted tiene un interés en crear sus propios empleos y servir a su comunidad, o si tiene una organización sin fines de lucro y quiere apoyar empresas poseídas de los trabajadores, esta presentación es para usted.

    9:30 AM hasta 10:00 AM — Registración y desayuno.

    10:00 AM hasta 11:45 AM — Taller legal la educación popular.

    11:45 AM hasta 1:30 AM — Presentaciones de los miembros de empresas cooperativas que recientemente comenzaron y feria de recursos con información sobre los pasos para empezar su negocio.

    Feria de recursos: Una feria de recursos seguirá las presentaciones. En esta feria, los participantes podrán obtener información sobre como las empresas cooperativas planean y como estas empresas obtienen financiamiento, conocer otros empresarios que han formando empresas cooperativas, y también obtener más información legal. Las organizaciones invitadas incluyen: EBCLC, SELC, y Design Action Collective.

    Comida: El almuerzo será servido después de las presentaciones.

    Usted aprenderá lo siguiente:

    -   que son empresas poseídas de los trabajadores y las ventajas sobre formando una, 

    -   como delegar la posesión del negocio y el control sobre varios grupos de personas, 

    -   impuestos y otras preguntas sobre contabilización en una empresa cooperativa,

    -   como obtener los fondos necesarios por su empresa colectiva, por la comunidad, y también por el banco,

    -   leyes sobre empleados y empleadores,

    -   información especifica sobre empresas de comida, contratistas  de paisajismo, y del cuidado de niños, 

    -   ¡y mucho más!

    Las primeras 45 personas que asisten recibirán nuestro manual, ¿Cómo empezar una empresa cooperativa?”

    ¡Consulte a un abogado, gratis! 

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    Habrá consultaciones legales después de las presentaciones para los que asisten y que quieren comenzar un negocio o unas empresas cooperativas. Si usted tiene interés en obtener consejo legal, por favor llene la aplicación que vamos a tener durante las presentaciones.

    Este evento solamente ocurre dos veces por año. ¡No se pierda el evento!

    Para más información, llame al numero 510.548.4064 ext. 611, o mande una mensaje por correo electrónico a Sushil a sjacob@ebclc.org.

     

    No se rechaza a nadie por falta de fondos! Si usted desea brindar una donación a la puerta se puede confirmar su asistencia en nuestra página del evento en Facebook.

  • Wednesday, September 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, September 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.

    SELC is immensely grateful to Alchemy Collective Cafe, a worker-owned business, who host our Legal Cafes at NO CHARGE to SELC! Alchemy Collective!

    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 30, 2014 at 05:30 PM · 3 rsvps
    Comal in Berkeley, CA

    Legal Professional's Happy Hour

    Join us for an evening of libations!Are you a legal professional wanting to build a new economy? Are you a legal professional looking to meet others working in the sharing economy? Are you a friend of a fan of SELC or want to learn more about our work? Most importantly, do you want to relax over a drink and some nibbles after a day of work? Then come to our informal networking happy hour and share stories of ways to build more just and resilient local economies.

    Sharing economy attorneys, social justice legal professionals, and public interest law students will be in attendance! Please join us for an evening of new introductions and old friends to swap stories of building resilient communities. 

    NO RSVP NECESSARY

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 30th, when we'll be congregating at Comal in Berkeley from 5:30 - 7:00pm to chat about how the legal profession can build a new economy!

     

  • Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at 04:30 PM

    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

  • Monday, October 06, 2014 at 09:30 AM through October 09, 2014
    Fort Mason in San Francisco, CA

    The Economics of Sustainability Conference

    Economics of Sustainablity logo Please join SELC and a host of other amazing individuals and organizations as we work through strategies and practices for creating a more sustainable, just, and prosperous future.

    For more info and to RSVP, please visit: www.praxispeace.org/conference14

    Click below to download the entire brochure!

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  • Wednesday, October 08, 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.