[permaculture] PR/Fri June 3/The Legal Landscape of Social Enterprise & the Sharing Economy/Santa Barbara
Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
lakinroe at silcom.com
Tue May 10 10:07:44 EDT 2011
Contact: Margie Bushman
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
(805) 962-2571, margie at sbpermaculture.org
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
The Legal Landscape of Social Enterprise & the Sharing Economy
with Jenny Kassan & Janelle Orsi
from the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC)
Evening Talk, Friday, June 3, 7-9pm 2011
Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery
Admission $10/$5 students & seniors
We all want a more sustainable society, but what are the legal
implications and changes needed to move society beyond the ongoing
legal/illegal dance of sustainability and the challenges of emerging
Please join Jenny Kassan & Janelle Orsi from the Sustainable Law
Center (SELC) for a stimulating discussion of sharing economies,
collaborative consumption, social enterprise, and other intriguing
and promising trends affecting our local economies and livelihoods.
Urban agriculture, community-owned enterprises with locally raised
capital, local currencies, barter economies, worker-owned
cooperatives, intentional communities, car sharing, these are many of
the key ingredients in the transition to more sustainable local
economies. What are the possibilities, the challenges, and the
practical and legal barriers? How might these trends transform our
communities and what steps can we all take to catalyze change?
Jenny Kassan and Janelle Orsi are Co-Directors of the
Law Center (SELC), which facilitates the growth of more sustainable
and localized economies through education, research, and advocacy to
support practices such as barter, sharing, cooperatives, urban
agriculture, shared housing, local currencies, community-supported
enterprises, and local investing. Janelle and Jenny are co-authors of
the American Bar Association's forthcoming book, "Sharing Law:
Understanding the Legal Landscape of the Sharing Economy".
Jenny Kassan is an attorney and community development consultant,
specializing in creative capital raising and socially responsible
ventures. She is the Managing Director of
Law Group, and CEO of <http://www.cuttingedgecapital.com/>Cutting
Edge Capital. Her legal practice areas include small business
start-up and financing, securities regulation, nonprofit law,
business agreements, real estate development, franchising,
cooperatives, and assessment districts. Jenny earned a masters degree
in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at
Berkeley and earned her J.D. from Yale Law School.
Janelle Orsi is a "sharing lawyer" in private practice, specializing
in helping communities share housing and cars, form cooperatives,
launch urban farming initiatives, and form social enterprises. She is
co-author of "The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your
Life & Build Community" (Nolo Press 2009). Janelle earned her J.D.
from the UC Berkeley School of Law.
The event takes place on Friday, June 3, 7pm, at the Santa Barbara
Public Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu Street. Donation $10
general;$5 students & seniors, no reservations required.
Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
More information, visit www.sbpermaculture.org, email
margie at sbpermaculture.org, (805) 962-2571.
Event Supporters: SBBC Center for Sustainability, SBCC Scheinfeld
Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Permaculture Credit Union,
Loa Tree, Slow Money Santa Barbara Chapter, Island Seed & Feed,
Permaculture Guild of Santa Barbara, Nutiva, Green2Gold, Johnny
Sacko, and the UCSB Sustainability Program, Oasis Design, The
Sustainability Project and the Fund for Santa Barbara.
Presenter Contact Info:
Sustainable Economies Law Center
Janelle Oris, Lawyer <http://janelleorsi.com/>http://janelleorsi.com/
Jenny Kassan, Lawyer
President Cutting Edge Capital http://www.cuttingedgecapital.com
Katovich Law Group http://www.katovichlaw.com
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P.O. Box 92156, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
margie at sbpermaculture.org
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