Commitment and New Beginnings
Hello! I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy as spring rolls in. With spring comes new growth and new opportunities. As we continue to reflect on what it means to timebank through a racial and restorative justice lens, we continue to understand that in order to truly be a grassroots network of exchange and community based support that stands firmly in the values of timebanking, it is critical that we name and address the impacts of racism and white supremacist culture in our work and in our communities. If we don't center race and the principles of restorative justice, timebanking works for some, but not all, which continues to perpetuate the harm that we’re trying to repair.
As we work to connect people in sharing time and talents to meet needs, improve systems, and address community issues throughout Dane County, we are committed to centering the voices and leadership of those most impacted by injustice. There are many opportunities for you to learn about and support what it means to timebank through a racial and restorative justice lens. We’re excited to share these opportunities. We recognize that, as Bell Hooks describes, in order for the margins to become the center, we must understand the intersectional ways that our liberation is bound together. Please join us in this work.