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How to Run for Oakland City Council

How to Run for Oakland City Council

By Tia Katrina Taruc-Myers, Law Center Director of Legal Education Earlier this month, we hosted a Policy Cafe and Teach-In about How to Run for Oakland City Council. Mari Rose Taruc and Noni Session shared their experiences running political campaigns for Oakland City Council seats, and the Law Center provided a... Continue Reading

People power: A growing number of groups are flipping the Bay Area’s insane housing market on its head

People power: A growing number of groups are flipping the Bay Area’s insane housing market on its head

By Erin Baldassari, The Mercury News In less than a year, a nascent Oakland organization grew from a small staff with some bright ideas and a website into group that is stewarding two properties for permanently affordable housing, with plans to soon acquire a third. How did they do it? By relying... Continue Reading

Why I’m asking you to donate $10 instead of $100

Why I’m asking you to donate $10 instead of $100

Written by Tia Katrina Taruc-Myers, Director of Legal Education For our #PeoplePoweredLaw campaign, I set a personal goal of recruiting 10 Community Members to donate $10 per month as opposed to recruiting 10 donors to donate $100 today. Here’s a few reasons why: 1) Receiving Many Small Donations Makes Our Budget... Continue Reading

Santa Clara says YES to Creating a City for Worker Coops to Thrive

Santa Clara says YES to Creating a City for Worker Coops to Thrive

“[Santa Clara is] the Center of What’s Possible, so Let’s Make [Coops] Possible” - Councilmember Debi Davis  On Tuesday night, over fifty coop members and supporters from all over the Bay Area gathered for a learning session requested by the Santa Clara City Council who later unanimously voted to support... Continue Reading

Takeaways from Chordata Capital’s webinar: “Investing with a Reparations Lens” 

Takeaways from Chordata Capital’s webinar: “Investing with a Reparations Lens” 

By Sophia Leswing, Law Center Summer 2019 Intern What does it mean to invest with a reparations lens? As a UC Berkeley undergraduate student minoring in Public Policy and passionate about racial justice, I frequently peruse the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society website for the latest research on... Continue Reading

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