The Law Project and the Community Renewal Society will hold a free “CBA 101” workshop for community organizations on what a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) is and the practical steps it takes to put one in place. This how-to workshop will be on Monday, December 12 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Old St. Pat’s Church and is open to anyone who would like to learn more about how CBAs can be used to ensure major developments provide living wage jobs and affordable housing to local communities. A light dinner will be served.
The workshop will feature training by Jawanza Malone of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) and Gavin Kearney of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law. Jawanza Malone, now Executive Director of KOCO, was one of the lead organizers involved in securing the CBA attached to the Chicago Olympic bid; KOCO is also one of the lead organizations in the current Obama Library CBA campaign. Attorney Gavin Kearney is currently Director of the Shriver Center’s Legal Impact Network and previously worked for New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, where he represented CBA coalitions.