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The Opportunity in Tiny
Please join us in participating in EBCOHO partner The Sustainable Economies Law Center's (SELC (http://www.theselc.org/)) Tiny House teach-in (originally scheduled (http://www.ebcoho.org/events/218812983/) to be paired with EBCOHO co-host Betsy Morris's talk in December).
Journalist Georgia Perry will give a colorful and inspiring report-back about how tiny home villages and homeless encampments can house individuals who are not served by shelter systems. Communities such as Opportunity Village and Dignity Village in Oregon are simultaneously housing the homeless and providing opportunities for innovative environmental and urban planning initiatives. Join the discussion!
About the facilitator
Georgia Perry is an Oakland-based freelance journalist who has written for several regional and national publications including Vice, Portland Monthly Magazine, the Portland Mercury, and Good Times Santa Cruz (formerly Santa Cruz Weekly), where she spent two years as a staff writer.
Georgia formed an interest in tiny house communities and sanctuary camps for otherwise homeless individuals while visiting encampments along the west coast, namely Opportunity Village in Eugene, Oregon and Dignity Village in Portland, Oregon. By speaking to residents, policymakers, and planners, she has come to understand the benefits and barriers to creating these dynamic and powerful communities.
See also SELC's web page for this event, and after you RSVP with EBCOHO, we recommend also RSVPing directly there to get updates directly from SELC: http://www.theselc.org/tiny_house_teachin_part_2
This event will be preceded by a SELC Legal Cafe from 5-6:30, so feel free to come early with your legal questions.
There's no charge, but we suggest making a donation to support SELC's work.
Note that this event is not primarily about cohousing, and is not organized by EBCOHO. We're co-promoting it because we believe that cohousing/ecovillage models are part of a solution, and because tiny homes are part of what's going to make cohousing affordable and accessible.
The Sustainable Economies Law Center (http://www.theselc.org/cafe/) (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 is immensely grateful to Impact HUB Oakland (http://oakland.impacthub.net/) for hosting SELC and the Resilient Communities Legal Cafe. Impact Hub Oakland is equal parts inspiring shared working space, entrepreneurial incubator, and a membership-based community of socially engaged people, co-working and co-learning. Impact HUB Oakland cultivates, supports, and connects purpose-driven people as they pioneer solutions for a sustainable and equitable world.
For more information about the Legal Cafe, including the areas of law we specialize in, our upcoming teach-ins, and more, please visit http://www.theselc.org/cafe .