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What Homefulness Taught Us

What Homefulness Taught Us

How can we ever begin to describe what we just experienced? For a year and a half, Sustainable Economies Law Center worked with POOR Magazine to get final approval for unhoused people to move into four homes built as part of a larger project they call Homefulness. Jaw-dropping, surreal, infuriating,... Continue Reading

Why My Nonprofit Has No Executive Director

Why My Nonprofit Has No Executive Director

By Niloufar Khonsari, Nonprofit Quarterly Magazine Also we don't have an ED anymore either! Excerpt: "We researched other democratically governed nonprofits and political organizations. Although we didn’t find any that had no executive director, we learned about various ways that organizations distributed authority. Our key role models were AORTA, Sustainable... Continue Reading

Secret Sweeties as a liberatory practice

Secret Sweeties as a liberatory practice

The Law Center team recently had four unplugged days together at Occidental Arts and Ecology Center after two and a half years apart. Our retreat priorities were to (re)connect and listen to one another, to listen to the lush beautiful land at OAEC, and to better understand each other's values... Continue Reading

Lessons from Poor Magazine’s People Skool Part 2 of 2 - Sustainable Economies Law Center

Lessons from Poor Magazine’s People Skool Part 2 of 2 - Sustainable Economies Law Center

Read Part 1, "Telling Other Priviledged People What I Learned".   Continue Reading

Mutuality Month Recap and Resources

Mutuality Month Recap and Resources

We chose the sunflower and the bee to represent Mutuality Month to demonstrate how our needs bind us, and how that connection can create a life sustaining ecosystem. Without the flower, the bee would have no way to collect nectar and pollen, a food source for the insect that includes... Continue Reading

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