Upcoming Events

Be part of the movement for more just and resilient economies!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. And we don't only provide in-person events for you to connect with us, we provide online trainings and travel across the country to support grassroots economic empowerment. Don't miss out!

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Find Sustainable Economies Law Center's events below!

  • Monday, June 17, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Acta Non Verba Lounge in Oakland, CA

    East Oakland Cooperative Book Club - Collective Courage

    Join us on a Collective Inquiry into Collective Courage at Acta Non Verba

    We will honor the cultures whose ancestors relied on oral histories and education; comprehension and intelligence go deeper than Eurocentric Training. We tap into the organic intellectual streak present in communities often not included in Eurocentric, institutional learning environments. We bridge two spaces: (1) the natural learned expertise and expertise of underrepresented communities and (2) the bodies of literature they may otherwise not engage as sources of information. We cross the divide between education and soul activation. We translate solutions into a medium that is expertise, but is often overlooked because of value propositions. We gather to show people the power inherent in themselves, and facilitate community reflections that evidences greatness and deep knowledge.

    If you are an African American entrepreneur starting a business, an existing business owner thinking about succession plans and you have Black workers, or an existing worker coop with black worker-members looking for a refresher, this book club is for you!

    >>> RSVP HERE!

    Food and drinks provided! 

    Think Outside the Boss for the Black Community

     

    This event is being sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation through partnership with Repaired Nations.

    Thank you!

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 3 rsvps
    Reem's California in Oakland, CA

    Happy Hour @ Reem's

    Come celebrate the building of community resilience with Sustainable Economies Law Center staff and cultivate connections at our upcoming happy hour! 

    We're excited to host our next happy hour at Reem's, which "offers the warmth of Arab hospitality through the discovery of flavors, aromas, and techniques of the modern Arab street corner bakery." They create the experience of home through fresh baked bread, using traditional Arab flavors and local ingredients, all prepared with California love. 

    RSVP below!

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 5 rsvps

    This is it: City of Berkeley to Make Final Vote on Funding Worker Coops

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    This is it, folks!

    We've made it so far together. Now we need YOU to show up for the FINAL vote on the City of Berkeley's budget.

    This year's budget process has an exceptional number of initiatives competing for City funds, meaning that the worker coop development programs we've been fighting for are at risk of being unfunded.

    In order to prioritize worker coops, City Councilmembers need to see a strong showing of support at the June 25th meeting. Please, if you care about economic democracy, small local business, and the economic welfare of the 99%, can you come and say so? We need you there with us.

    And don't worry if you prefer not to speak -- we could still use your help! By showing up, you can cede your speaking time to other supporters.

    Bring your friends, bring your neighbors. Let's finish strong together!

    Please RSVP below to receive detailed instructions!

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  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 05:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Monument Impact Office in Concord, CA

    Pop-Up Legal Cafe

    The 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 pop-up legal cafe is hosted by Monument Impact, a nonprofit whose mission is to ensure that immigrants, refugees and low-income residents in Concord and surrounding communities have the voice, tools and relationships necessary to have an equitable share of the social and economic wealth in our region.

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. Please RSVP below. 
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Acta Non Verba Lounge in Oakland, CA

    Think Outside the Boss: East Oakland Part Three

    Intro to Securities Law & How Money Flows through a Cooperative

    Cooperative Workshops for the Black Community

    Think Outside the Boss provides community members an introduction into the nuts and bolts of starting and running a cooperatively owned business. We go over legal issues in an accessible way to help you understand the relationships between cooperatives, employment, and community wealth-building.

    If you are an African American entrepreneur starting a business, an existing business owner thinking about succession plans and you have Black workers, or an existing worker coop with black worker-members looking for a refresher, this training is for you! >>> RSVP BELOW!

    We'll be presenting sections of Think Outside the Boss over multiple sessions over the next few months. Our third teach-in will cover:

    • What laws do you have to understand before raising money for your cooperative?

    • What is a security and why should you care?

    • What are alternative ways of funding the growth and operations of your cooperative?

    • How does money flow through a cooperative business?

    • What are the tax and accounting issues in a cooperative?

    In collaboration with the Repaired Nations and Acta Non Verba, we are providing regular teach-ins that go through our legal guide for starting and operating worker cooperatives, Think Outside the Boss

    Food and drinks provided!

    Think Outside the Boss for the Black Community

    Attorneys, artists, law students, and experienced cooperative professionals will give short presentations on legal issues, governance structures, financing, cooperative conversion, and more! At the event, we will have bound copies of the Think Outside the Boss manual for paying attendees! You can also download it for free prior to the event here

    This event is being sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation, Cooperation Richmond and Repaired Nations.

    Thank you!

  • Monday, July 01, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Richmond Cooperative Book Club - Collective Courage

    Join us on a Collective Inquiry into Collective Courage at West Contra Costa Youth Services

    We will honor the cultures whose ancestors relied on oral histories and education; comprehension and intelligence go deeper than Eurocentric Training. We tap into the organic intellectual streak present in communities often not included in Eurocentric, institutional learning environments. We bridge two spaces: (1) the natural learned expertise and expertise of underrepresented communities and (2) the bodies of literature they may otherwise not engage as sources of information. We cross the divide between education and soul activation. We translate solutions into a medium that is expertise, but is often overlooked because of value propositions. We gather to show people the power inherent in themselves, and facilitate community reflections that evidences greatness and deep knowledge.

    If you are an African American entrepreneur starting a business, an existing business owner thinking about succession plans and you have Black workers, or an existing worker coop with black worker-members looking for a refresher, this book club is for you!

    >>> RSVP HERE!

    Food and drinks provided! 

    Think Outside the Boss for the Black Community

     

    Hosted in Partnership with Cooperation Richmond

    This event is being sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation through partnership with Repaired Nations.

    Thank you!

  • Tuesday, July 09, 2019 at 05:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    Legal Cafe

    The 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 legal cafe is hosted by Alchemy Collective Cafe, an awesome worker-owned cafe! They've hosted us once a month since 2012! For free! Thank you Alchemy!

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. Please RSVP below. 

  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 11:30 AM · 4 rsvps
    Remote Legal Cafe

    Legal Cafe

    The 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 donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    Note: Keep an eye out for an automated response e-mail when you RSVP. The e-mail will have instructions on how to attend our Legal Cafe remotely and an intake form that we need you to fill out.

    Got any questions? E-mail tia@theselc.org!

  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Acta Non Verba in Oakland, CA

    Legal Cafe

    The 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 legal cafe is hosted by Acta Non Verba, a youth urban farm project that challenges oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. Please RSVP below. 

  • Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 05:00 PM

    Legal Cafe at Sustainable Economies Law Center

    The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providina collaborative space for community building and connecting offered by the Sustainable Economies Law Center. Registration closes 40 minutes before the end time listed.

    We provide direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. To reserve a 30 minute one-on-one consultation slots with one of our attorneys, please RSVP below.

     

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