Upcoming Events

Be part of the movement for more just and resilient economies!Find Sustainable Economies Law Center'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 the Law Center's events below or in our public google calendar here (you can even sync our google calendar to yours so you never miss out on building the legal roots of resilience)!

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM · 22 rsvps
    Get the GotoWebinar link here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4454304509078955010

    Webinar: California Legislature, Here We Come!

    SacramentoCoopPolicyBrigadeCapital.jpgCalifornia is fertile ground for innovative legislation and we want to encourage people everywhere to pay more attention, get involved, and even spearhead campaigns.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn about the process of organizing a CA legislative campaign, how to work with legislators and their staff, how laws get written and amended, how to research California statutes, and some tips and strategies for success in state-level policy advocacy. You’ll hear anecdotes from our staff, Christina Oatfield and Cameron Rhudy, about their years of adventures in and around our state capitol.

    Register by clicking here:

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4454304509078955010

    Start Time: 12 Noon PST (1 hour)

     

  • Thursday, November 02, 2017 at 05:00 PM

    Oakland BAC Legal Cafe

    Oakland Business Assistance Center

    The Sustainable Economies Law Center is partnering with Oakland Business Assistance Center to host a pop-up cafe that focuses on food enterprises. This cafe will provide legal support for cottage food businesses, mobile vendors, and any other small food enterprises operating in Oakland.

    The Sustainable Economies Law Center 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.

    Oakland Business Assistance Center (BAC) is a one-stop information and referral center for businesses in Oakland.  The physical center right next to City Hall at 270 Frank H Ogawa offers full time staff to help business owners navigate the City government and provide referrals to local organizations, county, and state agencies, and other resources to start, operate, and grow businesses in Oakland. 

    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.

  • Thursday, November 02, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 27 rsvps
    San Francisco Public Library in San Francisco, CA

    Teach In: Cooperative Solutions to the Housing Crisis

    CHOMP! CHOMP! CHOMP!Teach In: Cooperative Solutions to the Housing Crisis

    A cross Bay community conversation and training on transformative, community-led responses to the housing crisis. Co-facilitated by the San Francisco Community Land Trust, Sustainable Economies Law Center, and the East Bay Community Law Center

    As market forces continue to fail in providing meaningful solutions to the ongoing and widespread housing crisis, what solutions can we look to within our own communities? Are there options beyond the traditional responses of 'affordable housing' and single-family home-ownership?

    PLEASE RSVP ON EVENTBRITE!

    RSVP ON EVENTBRITE! 

    This teach-in will explore some of the underlying drivers of mass displacement and gentrification, how we build community and power, and models for community-controlled permanently affordable housing. We will discuss existing models, including community land trusts and limited equity housing cooperatives, as well as emerging models of community ownership such as real estate investment cooperatives and the permanent real estate cooperative, a new model being developed by Sustainable Economies Law Center and People of Color Sustainable Housing Network.

    Join us if you are interested in learning about transformative and practical ways for our communities to come together and create solutions to the housing crisis!

    About the Presenters

    This teach-in is a collaboration between Sustainable Economies Law Center and the East Bay Community Law Center. Sara Stephens, Julie Gilgoff, and Chris Tittle of Sustainable Economies Law Center's Housing program will be presenting with Hewot Shankute and Melissa Colon of the East Bay Community Law Center's Community Economic Justice Clinic.

  • Wednesday, November 08, 2017 at 05:00 PM

    Legal Cafe in partnership with Community Economic Justice Clinic

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    The Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. 

    ebclc_logo.jpg

    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.

    CEJ is focused on empowering low-income communities of color to build long-term solutions to poverty through the advancement of community-owned cooperative businesses and affordable housing. This legal cafe is in partnership with the Community Economic Justice Clinic (CEJ) at the East Bay Community Law Center. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. 

    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, November 14, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    Alchemy Legal Cafe

    Alchemy_Legal_Cafe_Jill_Allison_-1.jpgThe Sustainable Economies Law Center 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.

    This cafe is co-hosted by Alchemy Collective Cafe, a worker-owned business that serves delicious coffee!

    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, December 05, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Impact HUB Oakland in Oakland, CA

    2017 Fall Celebration

    Purchase your tickets below or on our eventbrite page by clicking here!

  • Monday, December 11, 2017 at 05:00 PM

    Resilient Communities Legal Cafe

    Alchemy_Legal_Cafe_Jill_Allison_-1.jpgThe Sustainable Economies Law Center 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.

    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, December 13, 2017 at 09:30 AM
    CompassPoint in Oakland, CA

    Rethinking Nonprofits: Aligning Equity and Justice with Your Organizational Structure

    As nonprofits and movement workers committed to social transformation, how can we embody the change we want to see and create more effective, accountable, and equitable organizations as we do it?

    Training discussion

    This training will explore how to infuse the governance, management, and operational practices of our organizations with our values of social, racial, gender, and ecological justice through a commitment to deep democracy. Grounded in experience and practice, the workshop will support participants in reimagining and redesigning teams, departments, or even their whole organization. Get 20% off if you register 2-4 staff/board by using this coupon code: SELC20

    This experience is ideal for individuals working in or with social justice organizations of all sizes and at all stages of organizational development. All you need is a desire to either develop or refine self-governance practices in your team, program, group or organization. Participants should be people in a position to enact change within their organization. This means operations coordinators, human resource directors, executive directors, leaders of teams, or people with the capacity and energy to start making changes. 

    We strongly recommend that organizations send 2-4 people to the training so you can partner in both sharing the learnings and taking actions when you return to your organization.  Get 20% off if you register 2-4 staff/board by using this coupon code: SELC20

    This workshop will invite you to speak openly about impact of the practices we have inherited from oppressive systems that exist in our world. Then we’ll envision and take action to create a new way in our organizations that aligns with our values and passion for justice and equity. 


     


    About the Presenter

    Presenter Bio & Photo

    Sustainable Economic Law Center cultivates a new legal landscape that supports community resilience and grassroots economic empowerment. We provide essential legal tools - education, research, advice, and advocacy - so communities everywhere can develop their own sustainable sources of food, housing, energy, jobs, and other vital aspects of a thriving community.

    Part of Sustainable Economies Law Center's approach to catalyzing a more just and resilient society is to be the change we want to see. We have adopted policies that distribute "ownership" throughout the organization, allow for more dignified livelihoods, expand access to our legal services, and empower a new generation of grassroots legal experts. 

  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 05:00 PM

    Legal Cafe in partnership with Community Economic Justice Clinic

    Legal_Cafe_Yassi_Thea_Discussion.JPG

    The Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. 

    ebclc_logo.jpg

    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.

    CEJ is focused on empowering low-income communities of color to build long-term solutions to poverty through the advancement of community-owned cooperative businesses and affordable housing. This legal cafe is in partnership with the Community Economic Justice Clinic (CEJ) at the East Bay Community Law Center. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. 

    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.

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