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Laws by the People

Laws by the People

By Tia Katrina Taruc-Myers, Director of Legal Education// When I'm not hosting Legal Cafes and planning teach-ins for the Law Center, I spend my free time as an active member of the Community Democracy Project! (CDP is an all-volunteer campaign working to turn the power structure right-side up by putting the... Continue Reading

Seeding a 100-year vision for land justice in the Bay Area

Seeding a 100-year vision for land justice in the Bay Area

By Chris Tittle, Director of Organizational Resilience at the Sustainable Economies Law Center // In March 2018, several of us sat in a rooftop garden overlooking downtown Oakland. As we discussed the future of the region, the city skyline suddenly appeared as a timeline, revealing the past and future imaginations... Continue Reading

Deepening the Nonprofit Democracy Network: Tools for Collective Self-Governance

Deepening the Nonprofit Democracy Network: Tools for Collective Self-Governance

By Sue Bennett and Chris Tittle, Law Center staff and co-directors of our Worker Self-Directed Nonprofits program // On March 27-29, 2019 the Law Center and an amazing team of facilitators and co-organizers hosted the second Nonprofit Democracy Network: Tools for Collective Self-Governance gathering. Over three days at the Omni... Continue Reading

Workers Run Oakland… and the world!

Workers Run Oakland… and the world!

Last month Sustainable Economies Law Center energized over thirty people to run on behalf of our organization at the Oakland Running Festival. Our ‘Workers Run Oakland’ campaign raised over $12,000 for workplace democracy, which enabled us to support our Solidarity Fund Recipient, Bay Area Black Worker Center, with ~$600.   ... Continue Reading

Your Next Egg: Investing retirement savings in our local communities by 2020

Your Next Egg: Investing retirement savings in our local communities by 2020

Our retirement savings hold transformative potential if we can get our pool of capital out of Wall Street and into our communities. Along with our partners at LIFT Economy and author Michael Shuman, we’re hatching a plan to channel that capital into local communities by 2020. Aside from developing and... Continue Reading

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