Attn: Legal Cafe volunteers, transactional lawyers, housing advocates, and attorneys in need of MCLE credits!
Join us on September 21st at 5:00PM PDT for the Radical Real Estate Law School's first ever MCLE workshop on how to advise tenant unions organizing to purchase their building! In this seminar, we will go over the history of tenant unions, case studies, and tips on how to advise tenant unions who want to purchase and cooperatize their building. This workshop is brought to you by our Staff Attorney Jay Cumberland and our Legal Apprentice Hope Williams. We will e-mail the Zoom log-in details to RSVPs on September 21st.
Over the next four years, through learning and practice, our Radical Real Estate Law School legal apprentices will work to change how communities access land and housing through a radical reimagining of the law. Our vision is to decommodify land and housing so that all people can exercise their right to live, work, and gather together.
This MCLE has been approved for 1.5 MCLE Credit Hours by the State Bar of California
Note: There are two ticket levels! One for lawyers who need MCLE credits and one for community members. If you cannot afford to pay for a ticket, please email [email protected] to request a scholarship. We want this event to be as accessible as possible.
About the Presenters
Hope is a legal apprentice at the Sustainable Economies Law Center! She is excited to finally begin her path to becoming an attorney advocate that helps black and brown marginalized communities. Devoted to housing rights and organizing people power to fight the oppressive white supermacist regime, Hope spends most of her time making sure that the law is accessible to the people. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelors in Political Science. As the Assistant Director of their legal center, she organized events that revolved around housing, immigration, and mass incarceration. During and after school, Hope worked for one of the most powerful unions in the world: Local 2 UniteHere!. They trained her on how to boycott, organize, and agitate. She has been arrested twice with them.
Jay believes political theory, social movement theory, and an international perspective must inform his work supporting housing cooperative conversions and worker cooperative conversions. These conversions are, after all, political exercises happening in social spaces around the globe. Learning about Cooperation Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi somewhat immediately propelled Jay into this work. He believes there’s a thick relationship between that introduction to cooperative economics and politics and the way he approaches his present work. Jay’s approach finds less excitement in creating things from scratch than in making existing things different. In a world without unoccupied political space, he believes it is not only exciting but also necessary to learn to travel through what exists to arrive at our imagined futures.