TimeBank News

The Big Share - March 2nd!

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... [ more ]

An Open Letter to Patrick Marsh Middle School and the Sun Prairie School Board

2/5/2021   For Immediate Release   An Open Letter to Patrick Marsh Middle School Administration and the Sun Prairie School Board:   We are 100 Strong, a group of anti-racist activists in Dane County. We denounce the racism that teachers carried out at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie. A group of teachers planned an assignment about ancient Mesopotamia and Hammurabi’s Code, which included a question that asked the 6th grade students how they would punish a slave. The community... [ more ]

Happy New Year

Hello all. Welcome to 2021. We hope you are staying safe and healthy. We’re living in a critical time and change is afoot. There is much work to do to eradicate racism and build new systems that enable justice to occur. We are committed to doing that work collectively, both internally and externally. Thank you for joining us. We want to express our appreciation and gratitude for your engagement and work towards our collective liberation.  As we move into 2021 we are committed and hopeful. We... [ more ]

2020 Year in Review

Hello! As we begin to wrap up the year we want to share some of our successes and highlights and express our deepest gratitude to you for engaging with us this year. In addition to the work you'll see in the following photos, we also want to share the wonderful news that we've been able to eliminate the requirement that people have to go through background checks to join the Timebank. We've been working on this for a long time and we are thrilled to eliminate this unnecessariy barrier to... [ more ]

Giving Tuesday and $15 for 15 Years Campaign

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... [ more ]

Updates and Opportunities

Hello. We hope you all are staying healthy and connected during this time. We have a few things to share with you now. More to come soon!  $15 for 15 Fundraising Campaign and Celebration Community Helpline Launch 11/9 Abolitionist Restorative Justice Workshop 11/6, 9am-4pm $15 for 15 Fundraising Campaign and Celebration Our fundraising season is upon us and we’re taking stock of our accomplishments in the year 2020 and assessing the best path forward in building restorative justice and... [ more ]

Summer

Hello Timebankers! Thank you all for engaging with us in so many ways over the past few months.    As you know, we have been setting the direction and developing projects and activities within the TimeBank that center racial and restorative justice. We've got ongoing work to do as individuals and as a community to disrupt, dismantle, reimagine, and build together. We continue to center, support, and follow Black leadership as we come together to work towards liberation.    In the coming months... [ more ]

It's Time for Action

Hello. Welcome to all of our new members. There have been more than 45 new people that have joined us in the past month. Below is a little more about us for folx who are new to us. Right off the top, the Dane County Timebank staff and board are committed to facilitating exchanges and coordinating projects through a racial and restorative justice lens. Check out this excellent co-conspirators checklist created by members of the Transformative Action Network. Timebanks are grassroots, diy... [ more ]

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