Upcoming SELC 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)!

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    UCLA School of Law, Room 1430

    Growing California's Cottage Food Law

    Join us for a discussion on empowering a new crop of small producers, and growing California's cottage food law! 

    The UCLA School of Law Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy will be hosting a meet and greet starting at 5PM (with light snacks provided), and at 5:30PM, we'll start a panel discussion featuring: 

     

    Mai Nguyen: farmer and staff at the California Center for Cooperative Development. Nguyen grows Southeast Asian Crops and heritage grains using rain-fed, animal-powered, and natural practices. As a cooperative developer, Nguyen works with small businesses across the agricultural and food production sector, including small food vendors.  

     

    Christina Oatfield: Policy Director at the Sustainable Economies Law Center. Oatfield works on legal research and legislative advocacy campaigns that enable people-powered economies. She played a leading role as an advocate for the CaliforniaHomemade Food Act, among other legislation to promote urban agriculture, food safety, cooperative housing, worker cooperatives, and local investing.

     

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    Mark Stambler: proprietor at Pagnol Boulanger, Co-founder of LA Bread Bakers. Stambler had baked bread at home for more than 40 years and was named one of the country's top 10 bread bakers. He was busted by the Environmental Health Department in 2011 and subsequently worked to write and pass California's Cottage Food Law.

     

    Our panel will also be joined by Terri Williams, Director of the Department of Environmental Health of Los Angeles County. Williams has three decades of environmental health experience and is actively involved in the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH) which plays a leading role in influencing food safety and other health legislation and practice in California.

    Bring your questions and creative ideas!

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 06:00 PM

    Forming an LLC in an Anti-Immigrant Climate

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    Join Sustainable Economies Law Center and East Bay Community Law Center for a legal cafe discussion on why and how undocumented people can benefit from forming LLCs.  

    Prerna Lal (EBCLC-Immigration) will be leading the discussion around the current political context and the need for undocumented immigrants to form LLCs. Jassmin Poyaon (EBCLC-Community Economic Justice) will share general considerations and steps in forming and maintaining an LLC.

    The last hour will be dedicated to individual consultations with immigration and transactional attorneys. 

    6PM-7PM: Discussion and Q&A

    7PM-8PM: Individual consultations 

    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.

  • Monday, March 06, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Impact Hub Oakland in Oakland, CA

    Legal Cafe at Impact Hub Oakland

    IMG_1467.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.

    SELC is immensely grateful to Impact HUB Oakland for hosting 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, March 15, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Operation HOPE Oakland in Oakland, CA

    Legal Cafe at Operation HOPE

    Operation HOPEThe 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.

    This Cafe will be co-sponsored and held at Operation HOPE Oakland, a nonprofit that provides complimentary financial literacy education and empowerment programs and services to youth and adults in the Oakland area. 

    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, March 21, 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.

    SELC is immensely grateful to Alchemy Collective Cafe, a worker-owned business, for hosting 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.

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