On Sunday, September 21st, over 300,000 people from across the globe gathered in the streets of New York to demand action on climate change. Here in the Bay Area, we're co-creating a solutions-based movement to transform our economies - read on for all the ways to get involved in the coming months!
IN THIS EVENTS BLAST
A Fall Celebration, Conferences, Workshops, Happy Hours, Oh my!
Don't forget to RSVP for SELC's 5th Annual Fall Celebration!
Featuring wine, beer, kombucha, and a full dinner from local businesses Linden Street Brewing, House Kombucha, and Local Flavor Catering!
Silent Auction showcasing local Cottage Food delights, design consulting from Design Action Collective, a crowdfunding workshop from ioby, iconic clothing from Oaklandish, and much, much more!
Lively presentations from Janelle Orsi and the SELC team!
October 5th, 10:00am - 2:30 pm, Laney College, Oakland
From New Zealand to Ecuador to Pittsburgh, PA, communities are beginning to recognize that natural entities also have inherent rights. What kind of economies would also respect nature's rights to exist, flourish, and evolve? Join SELC and the Bay Area Rights of Nature Alliance for an inspiring and educational event to explore this question! Read more and RSVP for this FREE event here.
Living the New Economy Oakland
October 23 - 26, 2014, Oakland
Join SELC and other local entrepreneurs, investors, activists, non-profits, producers, and makers at the 2014 Living the New Economy Convergence in Oakland. Hear from new economy thought-leaders, network with others in the new economy movement, use the inspiration you gain to design tangible solutions rooted in New Economy principles, and win prizes that will assist you in turning your New Economy idea into a thriving business or project! SELC friends get 10% off registration when you use the discount code “SELC” - register today!
Growing Legal Support for the Local Clothing Industry Teach-in
Oct. 1, 6pm – 7:30pm, LOL Makerspace, Oakland
The Bay Area has a burgeoning fashion and garment industry, offering an opportunity for economic transformation from fiber to finished product. Please join us for a discussion co-facilitated by SELC volunteer Myrrhia Resneck, an award-winning designer, successful fashion entrepreneur, and practicing business lawyer!
The Gritty, Moral Solution to the Housing Crisis Teach-in
October 21, 2014 at 6pm - 7:30pm, Alchemy Collective Cafe, Berkeley
Fixing the housing crunch isn't easy, but there is a permaculture solution. Dave Giesen, playwright and economist at the Henry George School in San Francisco, makes the case for socializing the rent of land in a hands-on, interactive seminar that identifies the value of what real estate agents mean by "location, location, location" as the lynch-pin in a holistic, sustainable economy.
Legal Eats: How to Start a Food Enterprise
October 25th, 2014, Location/Time - TBD (in San Francisco)
Resilient Communities Legal Cafe
Three times per month in Oakland and Berkeley.
SELC 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. SELC and our volunteers specialize in serving cooperatives, nonprofits, cottage food businesses, social enterprises, urban farms, complimentary currencies, time banks, and small businesses. Find all future dates and locations here.
Legal Professional's Happy Hour
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:30 PM, Comal, Berkeley
Are you a legal professional wanting to build a new economy and network with others doing the same? Are you a friend of a fan of SELC or want to learn more about our work? Then come to our informal networking happy hour and share stories of ways to build more just and resilient local economies. RSVP here.
October Members’ Celebration Happy Hour
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 5:30, Lost and Found Beer Garden, Oakland
SELC Sustainers and Community Members are invited to come, relax, and meet our special guests and SELC members, Hank Herrera and Claiborne Deming. Please come and join us at Lost & Found in Oakland, near the 19th St. BART station, for drinks, casual conversations, and connecting with the trailblazers of the new economy. Please RSVP here!