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, January 17, 2018 at 05:00 PM

    Policy Cafe

    SOLD OUT! 

    We'll have more Policy Cafes in the future, so come back to our events page soon!

    Policy Cafe

    Do you have an idea to change your community for the better? Do you have questions about policymaking on a local or state level? Do you want to explore your inner policymaker?

    Come get answers, ideas, and strategies from our center's staff, experienced attorneys, and policymakers at our Policy Cafe!

    This is a two-part event (You can come to both, or either.)

    1. From 5:00PM - 5:30 PM, there will be a short teach-in on local commissions:

    Mini Teach-In: How and Why to Serve on a State or Local Appointed Commission
    Did you know that everyday people can influence policy by getting appointed to serve on local or state commissions and advisory councils? Come for a 20-30 minute mini teach-in and discussion. Law Center intern Jay Cumberland will share a handout and details about other opportunities for local appointed commissions, such as in Oakland and Berkeley. This will happen right before our Policy Cafe advising sessions. Come for both or either!

    2. From 5:30PM to 7:30PM, we'll be hosting a Policy Cafe where we'll be offering individualized consultations for folks who want to discuss their specific policy ideas and get advice on questions such as:

    • What are the next steps after I have come up with my policy idea?
    • How do I draft a piece of legislation?
    • How do I approach council members, county supervisors, or other legislators about my idea?
    • How do I navigate the legislative process?
    • In what ways can my nonprofit participate in policy advocacy?
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 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.

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    SPUR Urban Center in San Francisco, CA

    Sharing Cities

    Activating the Urban CommonsSharing Cities

    The idea of sharing has never been more prevalent than it is today. Communities, organizations and local governments are developing innovative ways to address many of the biggest challenges that our cities now face by sharing labor, knowledge, space and goods. A new book, Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons, highlights best practices in the sharing movement from around the world. Hear why sharing is for much more than just cars and apartments, learn what’s being done locally and discover how you can play a part.

     

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    Yassi Eskandari-Qajar

    Join Spur and our own Yassi Eskandari-Qajar for this amazing conversation, including:

    + Neal Gorenflo / Shareable
    + Neeraj Bhatia / The Open Workshop
    + Rani Langer-Croager / Uptima
    + Arno Hesse / Credibles

  • Monday, February 05, 2018 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. 

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    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, February 13, 2018 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.

  • Monday, March 19, 2018 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.

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 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

    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. 


     


     

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