Interdependence Month

Radical Real Estate Law School Interdependence Month - Series of Events and Offerings for the Month of July

This July, the Radical Real Estate Law School invites you to journey with us into a world where we begin to rethink everything – the law, real estate, finance, jobs, and more – through a lens of interdependence. Let’s untangle ourselves from the sticky web of cultural, legal, and economic structures built around a fundamentally flawed view of humans. We are not separate, autonomous, property-owning, resource-controlling entities who must fend for ourselves in a dog-eat-dog world. History, biology, neuroscience, and indigenous cultures everywhere demonstrate the opposite: Humans and all life on earth emerged through interdependence and cooperation, and we find our greatest flourishing, health, happiness, and sense of meaning by living into this reality. 

How, then, do we rebuild lives, communities, and legal systems on a foundation of interdependence? Come explore this question with us! Our Interdependence Month events will be a mix of conversation, storytelling, contemplation, imagination, and practical workshops.

Check out our events below!

  • Wednesday, July 07, 2021 at 12:30 PM PDT · 12 rsvps
    Zoom

    Offerings: Living & Breathing Interdependence

    If you look for it, there is evidence of our interdependence everywhere. And the more we see it and live into it, the happier we are. How can we begin to recognize and live from interdependence every day and in all parts of our lives? This session will include a series of offerings: histories, meditations, fun facts, and small group discussions to immerse us in interdependence, priming our minds and bodies for the month of exploration and learning.

    We will have an ASL interpreter working at this event.

    If you need Spanish Language interpretation, please email Tia ([email protected]) with Subject Line "Interpretation Request - for [mm/dd/yyyy] event." We will do our best to accommodate your request.

  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 12:30 PM PDT · 4 rsvps
    Zoom

    Speculative Nonfiction: Re-writing Law in an Interdependent World

    If you love sci-fi, fantasy, and other speculative fiction, chances are you love futuristic world-building and supernatural elements. What if we made more space for daydreaming, re-imaginings, and inventions in the real world? 

    If our systems of law and property were designed around a flawed worldview of separation and dominance, then what does it look like if we rebuild them on a foundation of interdependence? Bring your imagination! 

    Sustainable Economies Law Center staff, interns, and partners will share about our on-the-ground work and visions for the future. We’ll also do some small group visioning and then turn our collective story about the future into a sci-non-fi blog post or video!

    Guest Speakers: TBD

    We will have an ASL interpreter working at this event.

    If you need Spanish Language interpretation, please email Tia ([email protected]) with Subject Line "Interpretation Request - for [mm/dd/yyyy] event." We will do our best to accommodate your request.

  • Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 12:30 PM PDT · 7 rsvps
    Zoom

    Legal Structures for Radical Real Estate

    Attitudes and approaches to real estate are rapidly shifting. Around the U.S., BIPOC-led and justice-oriented groups are forming everywhere to steward land projects with the vision to permanently nurture culture, livelihood, and community. As a handful of new land projects are taking root in California with the support of Sustainable Economies Law Center, some common patterns, practices, and structures are emerging that can inform projects everywhere. 

    In this presentation, cartoonist/attorney Janelle Orsi will share what we’ve observed and learned, and offer practical and engaging tools to support radical real estate groups. We’ll help answer questions like: How do we permanently remove land from speculative market and move away from individual ownership models? What entity, title-holding, governance, financial, and tax structures can support this? Many people have heard about community land trusts, permanent real estate cooperatives, limited equity housing cooperatives, and other structures. But what do those mean? How much flexibility do communities have to craft structures to meet their own needs? How can we cut through the legal red tape? And what matters most in these decisions?

    We will have an ASL interpreter working at this event.

    If you need Spanish Language interpretation, please email Tia ([email protected]) with Subject Line "Interpretation Request - for [mm/dd/yyyy] event." We will do our best to accommodate your request.

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