Project Updates

Transformative Action Network Project

Blog - May 12 by Ryan Eykholt
Written by Jake Rodgers and Hanna Lichtenstein 
James Washington is an inmate currently incarcerated in Columbia Correctional Institution. Over the course of the past four years, James has filed dozens of complaints related to being given the wrong medication, being denied access to dental and other health related services, and denial of care related to hip treatment. James recently underwent a thirty day hunger...
Blog - April 30 by Elizabeth Arco
For the last nine months, I have had the privilege of interning with the Dane County Timebank through my MSW program at UW-Madison. Prior to starting this internship, I had never heard of a timebank and my understanding and experience with restorative justice, contemplative practice, and abolitionism were very minimal. I was eager to dive into the work and soak up as much knowledge as I possibly could.
I quickly...
Blog - April 29 by Mariah Kozmer
            When I started interning for the Timebank I was planning on being involved in starting up their community helpline. Unfortunately, doing outreach in a pandemic to spread the word about the helpline is extremely challenging. Therefore, the helpline was shut down, but I hope in the future the Timebank can bring it back because it truly is a great resource for the Madison community. Also, since I came into...
Blog - April 28 by Mayra Dominguez, Intern
This year the Dane County Timebank has taught me a lot about anti-racist and abolitionist practices. The organization exposed me to how much white supremacy dictates our everyday life. As a social work student and proponent of social justice in the Black community, I am well aware of the systems that continue to perpetrate racism, however, the degree to which it is ingrained in our lives is something I was unaware...

100 Strong Project

Blog - May 6 by Dan Fitch
100 Strong Statement to Our Community
Our nation continues to experience deep-rooted issues of injustice and violence against Black and Brown people by the police. In the last month we have witnessed the deaths of Daunte Wright, 20; Adam Toledo, 13; Ma’Khia Bryant, 16; and Andrew Brown, 42, at the hands of police. These stories were national news in just the last month, and yet we know that there have been so many...

Restorative Justice Project

Post - May 3 by Dane County TimeBank
In the past few weeks, we have learned the names of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, MN, 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago, IL, 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant in Columbus, OH, 42-year-old Andrew Brown Jr in Boone, NC. As soon as we see the beginning glimpses of accountability with the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, we are reminded that we have not yet seen justice, as police...

TimeBank News

The Big Share - March 2nd!

Feb 26 2021 Hello friends, supporters, and change-makers! The Dane County TimeBank is excited to be part of Community Shares and The Big Share again this year on Tuesday, March 2nd. We need your help! Please help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 to support our Abolitionist Restorative Justice Project. Our focus this year is on increasing the number of Black Restorative Justice Practitioners and building our Black Youth Ambassador Core. Your support directly contributes to putting the power of restorative justice in the hands of those most impacted. With your help we are...

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.