We’ve made it to a new year, bringing hard earned wisdom from 2020. One insight Law Center staff are holding tightly: Life will never go back to “normal” and this moment is our window of opportunity. As world leaders fumble and traditional power structures fail, space for new ideas and new systems is made possible. We’re stepping up, ready to help shape a more just world. The Law Center is ever more committed to banning land grabs, helping grow cooperative ecosystems, supporting mutual aid efforts, staying attuned to the emergent needs of our community, and much more. So much is uncertain; but we’re facing our work with determination, grounded in solidarity.
How to remain calm as we move deeper into The Great Turning? A favorite grounding practice at the Law Center is reading! Here's a list of a few of our favorite books from last year. These books inspired us, fed our spirits, and even made us laugh.
Welcome Tobias Damm-Luhr!
We’re so happy to announce Tobias Damm-Luhr is our newest Staff Attorney! Tobias will be focusing on community-owned real estate and worker-cooperatives at the Law Center. Previously, Tobias worked as an attorney managing a small business pro bono legal services program, serving primarily low-income people of color in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Fun fact about Tobias: He speaks English, German, Spanish, Mandarin, and is learning Danish! Check out his full staff bio here.
We endorse and You Should Too!
Sign this letter to call on President-Elect Joseph R. Biden and incoming CDC Director Rochelle Walensky to end evictions, stop utility shutoffs, and stabilize families for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.