Project Updates

Transformative Action Network Project

Blog - November 27 by Damita Brown
What is the December Challenge? 
By Dr. Damita Brown 
It's been one hell of a year. Recognizing that we all are dealing with personal and social impacts of COVID-19, democracy under attack, racist violence, economic hardships, and more, we need inviting community space to decompress, rally and strengthen our collective resolve. December Challenge is about the power of people coming together. The Transformative...
Post - November 16 by
Action Plan 101
Charting a path toward abolitionism as a daily practice is not easy. It requires a certain amount of reflection, willingness to self-educate and an ongoing commitment to working with uncertainty, fear, and other discomfort. No matter what social position you hold, it’s important to examine your motivation. What is in it for you? How connected do you feel to others? How separate? Why? Do you compare...
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Peggy McIntosh, Associate director of Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, describes white privilege as “an invisible package of unearned assets, which I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was ‘meant’ to remain oblivious. White privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, code books, visas, clothes, tools, and blank checks” (McIntosh, 1989)....

Mask Giveaways - A Covid-19 Response Project Project

Post - November 25 by Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer
Join us as we celebrate Truthsgiving and do a mask giveaway.
There are many colonial mythologies about Indigenous Peoples and the founding of the US and Canada. Thanksgiving is one of them, however, in the words of Wamsutta Frank James, Wampanoag, “the Pilgrims had hardly explored the shores of Cape Cod four days before they had robbed the graves of my ancestors, and stolen their corn, wheat, and beans.” The truth...

Letter Writing Campaign to End Violence Against Black People Project

Blog - November 5 by Elizabeth Arco
We are highlighting powerful letters written through the Letter Writing Campaign to End Violence Against Black People which ended on November 3rd. Look for a final tally of letters sent to come soon! Thank you to all who participated!
Dear Senior Government Leaders,
It’s a hell of a thing to get old.  The world seems to be changing at warp speed and our appliances, devices and habits are suddenly and irrevocably...

TimeBank News

Giving Tuesday and $15 for 15 Years Campaign

Nov 30 2020 When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Dane County TimeBank sprang into action. Recognizing that the impacts of Covid-19 were hitting Black, Brown, and poor people the hardest, we created a Mask Giveaway pop up project. To date, we have given away over 1,300 masks, most of them hand made by TimeBank members. When George Floyd was murdered, our team held a safe space for youth downtown during the demonstrations. We joined in solidarity with Black led organizations and stood strong in support for police free schools. So far, our Letter Writing Campaign to End Violence Against...

A Message from our Executive Director

An important message from TimeBank Executive Director, Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer, on our priority and commitment in moving forward with facilitating exchanges and coordinating projects through a racial and restorative justice lens.

TimeBank members are a caring and interconnected community of people who help each other by sharing their abilities, talents, and experiences. When members provide a service for another member, they earn one TimeBank Hour for each hour they spend providing the service – everyone’s time and talents are valued equally. Members exchange each TimeBank Hour they earn for an hour of service from someone else within the network.