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Sustainable Economies Law Center happy hour @ Farley's East (Oakland Uptown)

The fine folks at the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) are inviting EBCOHO members to SELC's Sharing Economy Happy Hour in Oakland next Thursday evening. SELC produces the "Resilient Communities Legal Cafe" which featured cooperative living several times. We're looking forward to working with SELC as part of a national lobbying campaign we're kicking off with PEERS to add affordability to senior and intergenerational cohousing through reverse mortgages.

Farley's East

Are you a friend or supporter of SELC, like we are? Then come join the conversation! Time to relax and share stories with your sharing economy friends!

Sharing Economy attorneys, legal professionals, law students, social justice advocates, change makers, and change shakers will be in attendance! Please join in a celebration of resilient communities!

The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) charts the changing legal territory of the new economy, educating communities and individuals about the possibilities and limits of creative economic structures, and advocating for laws that clear the way for more sustainable economic development. SELC provides essential legal tools — education, research, advice, and advocacy — to support this transition to localized, resilient economies. Our work focuses on practices that promote justice and sharing, including Cooperatives, Community Currencies, Community Enterprises, Local Investing, Cohousing, Urban Agriculture, Community Renewable Energy, and other innovative economic strategies.

For more information on the organization, or go to for more on all the good work EBOHO Supporting Member Janelle Orsi and her team of visionary legal beagles are up to.

Time to relax and share stories with your favorite sustainable economy friends. Sharing economy attorneys, legal professionals, law students, social justice advocates, and change makers will be in attendance. Please join us for an informal networking event and a celebration of resilient communities!

Farley's East will be donating 20% of all their sales from 5 - 9pm to SELC!


Bring a friend, colleague, or neighbor to catch up on the latest and greatest in the movement towards more resilient, local economies. No RSVP necessary, but by checking in here you'll get to see who else from EBCOHO is going. We'll try to bring our Ecovillage founder friends who are in town next week.

The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create newsolutions for resilient local economies in Oakland, Berkeley, and beyond! .

The Cafe series is a joint effort of SELC and the Green-Collar Communities Clinic (a project of the East Bay Community Law Center). Come, ask us your questions, and join others from your neighborhood who are taking their livelihoods, communities, and economies back!

Weekly walk-in clinics. SELC is holding a weekly legal advice clinic at a soon to be announced cafe or community center.

One-time consultations. Resilient Communities Legal Cafe participants have the opportunity to receive one-time advice sessions with an attorney either at a low fee or without charge for low-income individuals.

Workshops. SELC holds community legal workshops on topics like “Legal Tools for the Sharing Economy,” “Legal Workshops for Community Food Enterprise,” and “How to Start a Worker-Owned Enterprise.”

Community discussions. At least three guest lectures and discussions will help expand understanding of the sharing economy and cooperative enterprise.

Written resources. We’ve developed a series of legal handbooks and information sheets for clients to use and share with others.


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  • Raines C.
    Cohousing Coach and Aging In Community Author, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Janelle O.
    Sharing Solution co-author, attorney & Supporting Member-1/10/14,
    Event Host
  • Ricardo
    Legal Services Program Dir. at Sustainable Economies Law Center,
    Event Host
  • Chris T.
    Sustainable Economies Law Center,
    Event Host
  • A former member
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