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)!

  • Monday, July 06, 2015 at 05:00 PM · 6 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, July 06, 2015 at 06:00 PM · $5.00 USD · 2 rsvps

    Participatory Budgeting & the Community Democracy Project Teach-In

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    We're hosting a teach-in on models of Participatory Budgeting and the Community Democracy Project. CDP is an all-volunteer, grassroots campaign to bring a people's budget to Oakland so that the residents of Oakland can have a direct say in where our city money goes. It's a project to bring participatory budgeting to Oakland. Come learn about how this process is being used all over the world, how the Community Democracy Project is working to making this a reality in Oakland, and how you can get involved!

    From the Participatory Budgeting Project:

    "Participatory budgeting (PB) is a different way to manage public money, and to engage people in government. It is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It enables taxpayers to work with government to make the budget decisions that affect their lives.

    The process was first developed in Brazil in 1989, and there are now over 1,500 participatory budgets around the world. Most of these are at the city level, for the municipal budget. PB has also been used, however, for counties, states, housing authorities, schools and school systems, universities, coalitions, and other public agencies.

    Though each experience is different, most follow a similar basic process: residents brainstorm spending ideas, volunteer budget delegates develop proposals based on these ideas, residents vote on proposals, and the government implements the top projects. For example, if community members identify recreation spaces as a priority, their delegates might develop a proposal for basketball court renovations. The residents would then vote on this and other proposals, and if they approve the basketball court, the city pays to renovate it."


    About the Presenters


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    Shawn McDougal is an educator and change-maker who is committed to creating a more just and humane world. He has done a variety of teaching and social justice organizing work, both in the U.S. and abroad. When he is not being a math professor or CDP co-director, he likes to ride his bike, dance, and gaze at beautiful skies.

     

     

     

    unnamed-1.pngTia Katrina Taruc Canlas graduated from Berkeley Law, where she was awarded the first annual Jim Fahey Safe Homes for Women Fellowship Award for her academic and extracurricular work in domestic violence law. With a commitment to fighting all forms of oppression, she founded the Alipato Project as a horizontally-run nonprofit organization dedicated to holding batterers legally and financially accountable. In her spare time, she reads radical picture books to a pre-school class in Oakland, plays chess at the cooperatively run Alchemy Collective Cafe, and hosts dinners at her house where she tries to convince people that participatory budgeting will save the world.

     

    Ginny-PBPfull-crop.jpgGinny Browne manages PBP’s West Coast projects. She completed her Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning at UCLA, where she did extensive research on participatory budgeting in North America. With PBP, she coordinated the first city-wide PB process in the US, in Vallejo, CA. Prior to joining PBP, Ginny worked as a community organizer with the grassroots New York organization Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES), a researcher with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in the Bay Area, and an AmericorpsVISTA associate with Fifth Avenue Committee, a community development corporation in Brooklyn. She has collaborated with a wide range of agencies and organizations, from LA’s Strategic Actions for a Just Economy to the Federal Transportation Administration, to engage local communities on issues such as workforce development, affordable housing preservation, and transportation equity. 

    aseem_headshot1.jpgAseem Mulji manages PBP’s data and technology projects. In his time at PBP, Aseem also helped implement the first city-wide PB process in the US, in Vallejo, CA, and he continues to support PB processes in California. His interest in PB came out of prior work editing a publication on civic innovation and citizen engagement. Other past professional experience includes work with the Addison County Planning Commission in Vermont and the Department of Transportation in DC. Aseem is a graduate of Middlebury College where he studied geography, math and French.

      
    $5 Donation Requested

    If you are unable to give financially or would like to donate in person at the event, please RSVP to chris@theselc.org! No one turned away for lack of funds!

     

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 at 06:00 PM · 13 rsvps

    Summer Intern Happy Hour

    Its so goooood!SELC has a group of amazing summer interns working on policy advocacy at the city and state levels, enhancing our education and training programs for worker-owned businesses, and deepening our social impact models. 

    Greg! A SELC Summer Legal Intern

    But they are only here for the summer! They want to meet you, other interns motivated to create practical solutions for radical transformation in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond, and beyond!

    That's why SELC is teaming up with the Green Collar Communities Clinic, Project Equity, and Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies to bring together some of the most creative, inspiring interns in the Bay!

    Join us as we celebrate the roots of change with the next generation of leaders building just and resilient communities! Space is limited, so please RSVP below!

    Man, SELC has had some rad interns, like Jassmin and Itak!

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 06:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    The Blueprint in Oakland, CA

    The Blueprint Legal Cafe

    IMG_3423-e1426226533345.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.

    BP_logo_V1_200.pngSELC is grateful to The Blueprint for hosting SELC and the Resilient Communities Legal Cafe. The Blueprint is a collectively-run creative space that exists to strengthen social connection, and increase creative, personal and professional potential.

    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, July 21, 2015 at 05:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    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.

     

  • Monday, August 03, 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.

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    The Blueprint in Oakland, CA

    The Blueprint Legal Cafe

    IMG_3423-e1426226533345.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.

    BP_logo_V1_200.pngSELC is grateful to The Blueprint for hosting SELC and the Resilient Communities Legal Cafe. The Blueprint is a collectively-run creative space that exists to strengthen social connection, and increase creative, personal and professional potential.

    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, August 18, 2015 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.

     

  • Monday, August 31, 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.

  • Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    The Blueprint in Oakland, CA

    The Blueprint Legal Cafe

    IMG_3423-e1426226533345.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.

    BP_logo_V1_200.pngSELC is grateful to The Blueprint for hosting SELC and the Resilient Communities Legal Cafe. The Blueprint is a collectively-run creative space that exists to strengthen social connection, and increase creative, personal and professional potential.

    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.