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 08, 2020 at 09:00 AM PDT through June 13, 2020 · 8 rsvps
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    National Legal Cafe (Experiment)

    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. 

    New Format: When you RSVP below, you will receive an e-mail with our intake form. Once The Law Center receives your intake form responses, we will try to match you with a lawyer from the Cooperative Professionals Guild. Those lawyers will reach out to you to set up an early June appointment that works for everyone.

    Any client from any state is welcome to sign up. However, while we will try our best to match you with an attorney from your state, we cannot guarantee this will happen. 

    This is a pilot program and we're testing this new format out. We appreciate your patience as we hammer out the details.

    Note: We are not a lawyer referral service! You are not expected to hire the Legal Cafe lawyers. In fact, we encourage you to remind the lawyers to give you a list of other lawyers in your state that work on coop issues.

    We especially encourage Black, Indigenous, people of color, and low-income communities to RSVP. This Legal Cafe focuses on cooperatives only.

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

     

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 05:30 PM PDT · 6 rsvps
    Netflix Party in Oakland, CA

    Netflix Party Happy Hour

    Netflix Party Happy Hour | 10 June 2020 | 5:30PM-6:30PM PST | PATRIOT ACT WITH HASAN MINHAJ (VOL 6) | Magic for Humans (Season 2, Episode 1)

    Tired of Zoom Happy Hours? Wanna watch short episodes of some of our favorite shows?! Interested in casually connecting with Law Center staff, apprentices, interns, and volunteers? Join us for our very first Netflix Party* Happy Hour!

    What will we be watching? 

    5:40PM-6:05PM: Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: "What Happens if You Can't Pay Rent?" 
    (Hasan Minhaj is a Peabody Award-winning comic who explores the political landscape in a comedic voice and investigative depth.)

    6:10PM-6:30PM: Magic for Humans: Christmas
    Coz don't we all need a little magic in our lives? In this episode, Magician Justin Willman hosts this wholesome magic show (with some grown-up inside jokes) and baffles unsuspecting people while teaching us a lesson about giving.

    *What's a Netflix Party? 
    Netflix Party is Chrome Browser extension that allows you to watch a movie or show with your friends at the same time. It also has a fun chat box function.

    How to Join a Netflix Party

    ○ Step 1: Install the Netflix Party Chrome extension 
    ○ Step 2: Click on our Happy Hour link here (we'll add the Netflix Party links in our link tree on June 10th)! 
    ○ Step 3: Click on the NP icon on the corner of your browser
    ○ Step 4: Don't forget Step 3! Everyone always forgets Step 3. 
    ○ Step 5: Enjoy the show!

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom in Oakland, CA

    Online 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 first-come first-serve legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting. If you need advice about starting a worker-owned cooperative, converting an existing business into a cooperative, organizing a housing cooperative, founding a nonprofit or other social enterprise, please RSVP below!

    We especially encourage Black, Indigenous, people of color, and low-income communities to RSVP. We focus on cooperatives, participatory or democratic nonprofits, land trusts, and mutual aid groups.

    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!

     

     

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 05:00 PM PDT · 6 rsvps
    Zoom in Oakland, CA

    Art Themed Legal Cafe

    Art Themed Legal Cafe Banner

    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 usually a first-come first-serve legal advice clinic. 

    But this Legal Cafe is special.

    We're in a unique situation where people are consuming and appreciating art more than ever as we shelter in place to keep our community safe. To honor our artistic comrades, we're partnering with The Bridge Project for our June 30th Legal Cafe. Instead of serving all types of social enterprises like we usually do, we're hosting this Legal Cafe specifically for artists! 

    Attention artists!
    How can you align the internal structure of your arts organization with the values that drive your work?  This cafe will provide information about the pros and cons of different organizational models, including LLC, cooperatives, 501c3, and fiscal sponsorship. We’ll also discuss what you can do to democratize an existing arts nonprofit. This cafe will give you information to help you structure or re-structure your arts organization in a way that best serves your work.

    Special Legal Cafe Structure

    5:00PM-6:00PM
    Teach-In: Structuring or Re-Structuring Your Arts Organization

    6:00PM-7:30PM
    Break Out Groups and/or Q&A

    This online event is co-hosted by The Bridge Project! 

    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!

    Co Hosted by Legal Cafe and The Bridge Project

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