Hello! As we start our transition into fall, we're busy here at the TimeBank. With the school year now underway we're getting back to work in the high schools and launching our youth courts with a big change this year. Officer discretion will no longer be associated with who gets the opportunity to come to youth court. Now all students at risk of receiving a municipal ticket in the schools will have the opportunity to participate in youth court and avoid an arrest on their record. With only 34% of eligible youth being referred to youth court last school year, we're very excited for the opportunity to interrupt the school to prison pipeline on a larger scale. We worked very hard to make this change happen and we're looking forward to expanding our partnership with MMSD.
In addition to that awesome news, we’ve got some other exciting opportunities coming up this fall. Here are a few…
13th Screening and Panel Discussion
Thursday, 9/20 from 6-9
Madison Central Library
Screening of the award winning film 13th, followed by a panel discussion featuring Ali Muldrow, CV Vitolo-Haddad, Yolanda Perkins , Shannon Virginia and TimeBank Director, Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer. The panel will be moderated by Davette Baker.
About the film https://youtu.be/V66F3WU2CKk
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.
Real Life Libraries: Justice For All?
Madison Public Library – Goodman South Branch
Saturday, 9/22 at 11:30
Justice for All? Real People, Real Stories about the Justice System
Real Life Library Volume 5 will feature people's experiences with the criminal justice system: school to prison pipeline, Restorative Justice, incarceration, re-entry, and how the Justice system impact friends and family.Join us for this Real Life Library event, where real people are the "books" you can check out at the library to hear a true story of part of their lives. Come hear stories from the TimeBank’s own, Alexis Gardner – Youth Court Coordinator and Alex – Youth Court Juror. All the details are in the link above.
Warner Park Shelter
Sunday, 9/30 from 11-2
Please join us for our fall Sharefest celebrating a sharing economy...free & all are welcome! We are highlighting caring for ourselves, our neighborhoods, and our world - with workshops to help you feel informed and inspired. Potluck Brunch: 11-noon, Produce & Seed Swap 11-2, Community Painting 11-1, Art for Kids 12-2, TimeBank Matchmaking, and other workshops including: Yoga 11:15-12:15, Restorative Justice 12-1, Creating Change Through Telling Your Personal Story 1-2, Intentional Creativity for Revisioning Community & Self 1-2, and more! Help at the event is still needed. Please contact email@example.com to help.
Pop Up Projects and TimeBank Needs:
Pop Up Project Opportunity - Northside Ready Set Go! TimeBank Partners at Northside Early Childhood Zone are planning on starting a workshop series for northsiders and they are looking for help with childcare during the workshops. The workshops start on October 9th – and they’ll run the program two nights/week, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4-8pm for 6 weeks. They’ve got lots of space at Lake View Lutheran on Mandrake and they are recruiting for child care providers. If you can help with childcare for this project, please contact Diana Shinall – she’s the fearless pre-employment skills trainer and all-around amazing leader of this project. Be sure to let her know you’re from the TimeBank! firstname.lastname@example.org
Special member request: I am 61 years old and have chronic lungs/breathing and heart illness. I am in need of an electrician and a plumber for repairs around my house. I have a kitchen sink/garbage disposal that needs to be replaced (I already have the sink and garbage disposal) I have 2 floor drains that are clogged with mud from the recent rain water damage. I have outlets that spark sometimes when I use them so I do not use them but am concerned about spontaneous sparking, and I have dining room and kitchen overhead light fixtures that need to be replaced (I have the light fixtures), a range hood that needs replacing (I have the replacement range hood) and I need help in removing a projection screen TV from my living room, and other small miscellaneous items to be taken care of. . It is best for you to reach me at my phone # listed on my account as I do not have home internet. Thank you for helping me, in any way, shape or form, and for taking the time to consider my needs and how you are willing to meet them. Contact Gary to learn more and to offer help. email@example.com
TimeBank Project Opportunities:
Transportation Project – The TimeBank transportation project aims to create pools of TimeBank drivers who are interested in helping members with various types of transportation needs including rides to medical appointments, restorative justice and youth court related rides, social/recreational rides, errands, rides to work, and more. When someone has a ride need we try to match them with an available driver. The TimeBank is currently looking to increase our driver pool with new drivers. Approved drivers can now earn gift cards (in addition to TimeBank Hours) for every 100 miles they drive. To help with driving and support a neighbor with transportation barriers, contact Naomi, our Transportation Coordinator. firstname.lastname@example.org
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