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.

  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 05:30 PM · 8 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 · 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, October 01, 2014 at 06:00 PM · $5.00 USD · 2 rsvps

    Growing Legal Support for the Clothing Economy

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    The BayArea has a burgeoning fashion and garment industry, offering an opportunity for economic transformation -- to incubate micro-enterprise, build worker cooperatives, reduce the carbon footprint of our clothes, and infuse economic justice throughout the production chain - from fiber to finished product.  Legal professionals, law students, and anyone interested in growing legal support for small-scale fashion enterprise -- Please join us for a discussion co-facilitated by SELC volunteer Myrrhia Resneck, an award-winning designer, successful fashion entrepreneur, and practicing business lawyer! The discussion will include:
    • An overview of the range of legal issues that come up for entrepreneurs in fashion and garment industries - labor laws, contracts, intellectual property, and more! 
    • A discussion of how the industry can transform and build itself around cooperative, social enterprise, and community-supported enterprise models. 
    • An inventory of current legal resources for the local fashion industry
    • A discussion of ways to bring necessary and affordable legal support to clothing entrepreneurs, and ways to craft law practices to support this.

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    $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.

    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.

  • 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.

    Confirmed Speakers: Gar Alperovitz, Ellen Brown, Richard Heinberg, Michael Brune, Randy Hayes, Mark Hertsgaard, Mark Z. Jacobson, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin (Richmond, CA), David Korten, Andrew Kimbrell, Janet Redmond, Jihan Gearon, Don Shaffer, Nikki Silvestri, Osprey Orielle Lake, George Lakoff, Georgia Kelly, Representatives from the Mondragon Cooperatives (Spain): Pio Aguirre, Michael Peck, and more!

    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 · 1 rsvp
    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, October 21, 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.

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 06:00 PM · $5.00 USD · 4 rsvps
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    The Gritty, Moral Solution to the Housing Crisis with David Giesen

    housing.jpgFixing the housing crunch isn't easy, but there is a permaculture solution. Dave Giesen, economist and playwright, makes the case for socializing the rent of land in a hands-on, interactive seminar that identifies the value of what real estate agents mean by "location, location, location" as the lynch-pin in a holistic, sustainable economy.

    We'll also welcome Ben Grieff, Campaign Director for Evolve Prop 13, to discuss the California Prop 13 reform campaign as an example of Geogist social philosophy in practice.

    Join us for this lively, provocative, and practical conversation, asking: "Is there one good reason one human being should pay another for merely occupying land itself?"

    Presenters 

    Sept_9_2014_047.JPGDavid Giesen teaches Land Use Economics at the Henry George School in San Francisco. He's also a well-paid playwright who tackles land and society themes in his canon of successful one-act plays. And beginning this fall he'll be heading up sailing lessons at Aquatic Park in San Francisco.

    evolve-logo2.pngBen Grieff, Campaign Director and Spokesperson for Evolve, graduated from Boston University in 2006 and began his organizing career right away by working to unionize healthcare workers in Massachusetts. Since then he has fundraised for various non-profit organizations, directed canvass operations and done electoral field organizing. Prior to working with Evolve, Ben ran a telephone outreach project for the San Francisco Democratic Party and Labor Council during the fall 2010 election cycle. Aside from being a political junkie Ben enjoys hiking and wildlife photography.

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

  • 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
    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

    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