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 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! 


October 30, 2014 at 5pm - 6:30pm
Lost & Found
2040 Telegraph Ave
Oakland , CA 94612
United States
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