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 08, 2015 at 05:30 PM · 112 rsvps
    Oakland City Hall in Oakland, CA

    Oakland City Worker Coop Resolution

    Ain't no city like Oakland City cause Oakland city don't stop! Support worker cooperatives by joining us at Oakland City Council September 8th for the passage of a city resolution promoting worker coops!Join SELC, the Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives, the Democracy at Work Institute, Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives, and more as we celebrate the passage of Oakland City Council's "Resolution Supporting the Development of Worker Cooperatives in Oakland!" 

    This is the first step in showing Oakland's City Council that our communities demand economic development that empowers and creates resilient communities! 

    SELC has been creating a city ordinance for the promotion of worker cooperatives. Oakland's council won't fund policies prioritizing cooperative development unless they see community support. Help the Bay Area build on the momentum that is sweeping the country as New York, NY, Austin, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Rochester, NY and other city governments prioritize the development of inclusive, humane, and cooperative economies.

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

    RSVP below! 

    Please note, if the resolution passes, we'll be convening after for a short celebratory photo on the City Hall steps and drinks near Frank H. Ogawa Plaza! 

    Schedule of Events

    5:30pm: The Oakland City Council meeting is scheduled to begin and the resolution will be read to City Council for a vote at 5:30pm.
    5:45pm - 6:00pm: Photos taken inside and in front of city hall with supporters of the resolution, that's you!
    6:00pm - 7:00pm: Celebrate at Awaken Cafe! (1429 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612)

     

  • Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at 06:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    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, September 15, 2015 at 05:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    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.

     

    This Legal Cafe will also include an optional teach-in on the rise of mobile food in San Francisco and Oakland, with a particular focus on food bikes. John Romankiewicz, summer fellow with the Sustainable Economies Law Center and Berkeley Food Institute, will provide an overview of zoning and environmental health regulations for mobile food and temporary food facilities with his new "food bike" on display. Read more and RSVP at here.

     

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 06:00 PM · 9 rsvps
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    Food Bikes

    What’s a food bike you ask? It’s a low-footprint, low-capital alternative to a food truck. If you’ve ever traveled around Asia or Latin America, you know that most “street food” is peddled by cart or bicycle as opposed to food trucks. Some examples of local food businesses getting around the East Bay by bicycle include Bicycle Coffee, El Taco Bike, and Curbside Creamery (left to right, above).


    Mobile food and “pop-ups” are becoming increasingly attractive avenues for many food entrepreneurs, especially in the Bay Area. There are lower startup costs (and usually lower risk) than a brick and mortar business. Additionally, in recent years, there has been an explosion in the amount of outdoor community events, markets, and private pop-up events that are taking place and offer venues for selling food.

    bicycle coffee.jpg

    However, there are some legal constraints to food bikes - both in terms of state-level health and safety laws and in terms of local zoning laws. At this teach-in Berkeley Food Institute Summer Fellow John Romankiewicz will talk about some of the allowances and limitations of food bikes under existing law with a real demonstration bicycle out on the patio. We'll also discuss some public policy ideas that John and SELC Policy Director Christina Oatfield have been discussing on this topic. We'd love your input! Come with all your questions and ideas about food and bicycles!

     

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 05:30 PM · 10 rsvps
    Lost & Found in Oakland, CA

    Legal Professionals Happy Hour: SELC Fellows Edition

    Abe, you, and the sharing economyAre you an attorney, law student, or legal worker wanting to build a new economy? Are you looking to meet legal professionals working to build a generative, humane economy? Most importantly, do you want to relax over drinks and appetizers with a passionate, social justice minded community? Then come to our informal networking happy hour to share stories and learn of ways to build more just and resilient local economies.

    Sharing economy attorneys, social justice legal professionals, and public interest law students are invited to attend! Also, SELC's Legal Fellows from around the country will be here to enjoy the Bay Area's finest!

    Lost and Found!

    Please join us for an evening of new introductions and old friends to swap stories of building resilient communities. 

    Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 17th, when we'll be congregating at Lost & Found from 5:30 - 7:00pm to chat about how the legal profession can build the next economy!

  • Monday, September 28, 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, October 07, 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.

  • Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 02:00 PM
    Berkeley Public Library in Berkeley, CA

    Think Outside the Boss

    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 Manual!

    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?

    At the event, we will have bound copies of the Think Outside the Boss manual! You can also download it prior to the event here.

    This workshop is hosted by the the Alameda County Small Business Development Center and Berkeley Public Library. To reserve your space, click below!

    Register on the the Alameda County Small Business Development Center's website!

  • Tuesday, October 13, 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.

     

    This Legal Cafe will also include an optional teach-in on the rise of mobile food in San Francisco and Oakland, with a particular focus on food bikes. John Romankiewicz, summer fellow with the Sustainable Economies Law Center and Berkeley Food Institute, will provide an overview of zoning and environmental health regulations for mobile food and temporary food facilities with his new "food bike" on display. Read more and RSVP at here.

     

  • Monday, October 26, 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.

     

    We'll also have a teach-in starting at 6pm on raising money, called Grassroots Finance for Entrepreneurs. Read more info and RSVP here.