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.

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 08:00 AM through October 26, 2014

    Living the New Economy

    Oct. 23 - 26 in Oakland, CA

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    Co-create an economy in service of people and the planet

    A collaboration between Bay Bucks and Uptima Business Bootcamp

    For tickets and more information, visit the Living the New Economy website.

    More than a conference

    LNE Oakland is designed to be different from any event you've attended before. Drawing inspiration from hackathons, conferences, networking events, festivals, and jams, the result is a unique event that has components of each. More than a conference, this is a convergence.

    Expect an exciting lineup of speakers - including SELC staff Janelle Orsi and Chris Tittle - but you’ll do more than listen to talks. You'll meet and collaborate with other participants and launch project ideas. You'll learn about New Economy initiatives here in the Bay Area, and draw connections between them while connecting with each other.

    Be part of the first of an annual event that will introduce you to new ideas and new people, and leave you inspired to co-create a new economic reality in the Bay Area and beyond.

    Register here and get a 10% discount when you use the discount code "SELC"!

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 05:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Lost & Found in Oakland , CA

    October Members Happy Hour

    DISCUSS!This October, SELC is hosting another special Members Happy Hour, featuring SELC members and how they are working to build more sharing, just, and resilient economies.

    We invite all of our Sustainers and Community Members to come, relax, and meet our special guests, Hank Herrera and Claiborne Deming. Please come and join us at Lost & Found in Oakland, near the 19th St. BART station, for drinks, casual conversations, and connecting with the trailblazers of the new economy. Please RSVP below!

    About SELC's Special Guests 

    Claiborne!

    Claiborne Deming

    Claiborne has worked as an organizer on the Obama Campaign, in PR for a horrifying DC firm, helped to start up the organization SumOfUs.org, and now runs campaigning at The Story of Stuff Project. Currently he excited to be working with the Project's Community Engagement team to build an international campaigning organization that can empower its members to self-organize and become changemakers in their local communities!

    Hank!Hank Herrera

    Hank is President & CEO of the Center for Popular Research, Education & Policy (C-PREP), a non-profit community based organization. C-PREP serves vulnerable communities with participatory action research, training, technical assistance and policy. His work specifically focuses on food justice and building community resilience.

    He co-founded Dig Deep Farms & Produce, a project of the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs Activities League that he also managed. Hank is a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and a Kellogg National Fellow. He plays the alto saxophone; writes poetry and makes photographs. He lives in Oakland, California, where he enjoys biking and walking along San Francisco Bay at Cesar Chavez Park.

    What's Hank excited to be working on right now? "I’m really excited with New Hope Farms, a worker-owned cooperative farm. Right now we are building the infrastructure of the farm—fences, irrigation, planting trees, etc.  We have a small flock of sheep and soon will add goats, chickens and ducks. This fall we will plant our first vegetables using no-till methods. We plan to form a cooperative association of small cooperative farms linked to small cooperative inner city stores that sell our products—fresh, healthy, affordable real food in neighborhoods that lack access to good food."

    You can find SELC on the back patio of Lost and Found. Look for the colorful African cloths.

    We'll be in the back patio!

    Please RSVP below! 

     

  • Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 04:30 PM · 4 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, November 12, 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.

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 07:00 PM · $5.00 USD · 1 rsvp
    Impact HUB Berkeley in Berkeley, CA

    Youth Led Coops

    Coops! Why didn't we think of that earlier?Youth led cooperatives are springing up around the country as a way to build community wealth, train young adults in cooperative entrepreneurship, and help us move toward an economy based on shared ownership and just livelihoods.

    GREG!

    Join the Sustainable Economies Law Center as Greg Jackson, SELC's Cooperatives Legal Intern, facilitates this intriguing workshop, working through the legal basics of setting up a youth led cooperative!

    We'd like to thank Impact HUB Berkeley for their generous support of our work by providing SELC with the space to support the creation of just and resilient, local economies.

    IMPACT HUB Berkeley!Impact Hub Berkeley is a coworking & events space for a membership community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals taking action to drive positive social and environmental change.

    $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 eunice@theselc.org with your name and number of individuals in your party.

  • Friday, November 14, 2014 at 01:00 PM · $5.00 USD · 7 rsvps
    Rubicon in Hayward, CA

    Think Outside the Boss 5!

    Equity_Liberation_TOTB3.jpgThink Outside the Boss provides community members an introduction into the nuts and bolts of starting and running a cooperatively owned business. We go over legal issues in an accessible way to help you understand the relationships between cooperatives, employment, and community wealth-building.

    Think Outside the Boss is presented by both the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) and the Green Collar Communities Clinic (GC3) of the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC).

    Think Outside the Boss

    How to Create a Worker Owned Business

    Attorneys, law students, and experienced cooperative professionals give short presentations on legal issues, governance structures, financing, and more -- including resources and information on:

      • What is a worker-owned business?
      • What's the advantage of forming a cooperative business?
      • How do you run a business democratically?
      • How do you spread ownership and control across a group of people?
      • What's the tax and accounting issues in a cooperative?
      • How do you raise money from your members, your community, and even the bank?
      • What are the employment and labor laws about how to treat your workers?

    Think Outside the Boss Manual!

    Every paying participant of Think Outside the Boss receives a copy of the Think Outside the Boss Manual!

     

    FOOD AND DRINK PROVIDED!

     

    TENTATIVE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

    12:30PM - Doors open (Light snacks and beverages available prior to workshop)
    1:00PM - Think Outside the Boss Training
    3:30PM - Food and beverages served
    4:00PM - Breakout sessions on specialized topics with attorneys, cooperative accountants, business planning specialists, and discussions led by cooperative worker-members
    4:45PM - Workshop ends and we cooperativize the economy! 

    Rubicon Programs!SELC is immensely grateful to Rubicon Programs for collaborating on Think Outside the Boss. Rubicon assists people who are homeless, economically disadvantaged, have mental health disabilities or other barriers. True to our mission, we strive to prepare very low-income people to achieve financial independence and to partner with people with mental illness on their journey of recovery. Thanks, Rubicon! 

    NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS.

    LIMITED REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

    If you would like, you can RSVP on our Facebook event page or email ricardo@theselc.org with your name and number of individuals in your party.

     

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 06:30 PM · $55.00 USD · 72 rsvps
    Impact HUB Oakland in Oakland, CA

    2014 SELC Fall Celebration

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    November 18th, 2014 at 6:30pm - 9pm

    Join us in celebrating the creation of just and resilient local economies! 

    FEATURING:

    Wine, beer, & kombucha!

    Delicious dinner served up by a Bay Area worker owned catering cooperative, Local Flavor Catering!

    Silent Auction showcasing local Cottage Food delights, concert tickets, locally-made clothing, and much, much more! 

    Lively presentations from Janelle Orsi and the SELC team!

    The Bay Area’s finest sharing economy changemakers and social justice advocates!

    RSVP below!

    SQUASH!

  • Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM · $15.00 USD · 3 rsvps
    The Women's Building in San Francisco, CA

    Legal Eats: A Legal Workshop to Support Food Enterprises

    8615964706_5eb86919d6_m.jpgAre you starting or do you own a food business in the Bay Area? Are you looking to expand your business but don't know how? Want to make sure your business is operating legally?

    Come to our upcoming Legal Eats workshop to get the scoop on the legal requirements for operating a food business in the Bay Area! RSVP below! The workshop provides food entrepreneurs with a simple overview of laws that regulate food businesses, from health and safety regulations to licensing and permitting to employment laws. The Sustainable Economies Law Center, in partnership with Berkeley Law School's Community Food Enterprise Project, will present a series of short lectures on legal issues related to owning and operating a small food business in the Bay Area.

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Entity Choice and Formation
    • Permits/Licensing/Sales Regulations
    • Employment Law
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    • And more!

    Each paying participant will receive a copy of the Legal Eats Manual - a legal guide to creating a food justice enterprise.

    Tentative Schedule

    10 - 10:15am: Registration
    10:15 - 10:20am: Introduction
    10:20 - 11:20am: Workshop Presentations
    11:20 - 11:30am: Resource Expert Introduction
    11:30am - 12:30pm: Resource Expert Q&A Session

    NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS.

    LIMITED REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

  • Wednesday, December 03, 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

  • 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.