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 exchange networks. They are social safety nets that build our support systems, reduce social isolation, and bring people together. Timebanks are neighbors helping neighbors. It's a time exchange, where people offer their time in service of others and receive things in return. Here's more about how it works. https://danecountytimebank.org/about
Timebanking through a racial and restorative justice lens means centering our exchanges and organizing efforts around the voices and leadership of folks most directly impacted by the undeniable racism that exists in our systems and structures. Timebanking through a racial justice lens means centering our exchanges and organizing efforts around the voices and leadership of folks most directly impacted by the undeniable racism that exists in our systems and structures. It means working towards repair through our actions and exchanges and committing to the internal work needed to learn, grow, and decolonize our minds. It means breaking the silence and truth and reconciliation.
Our staff is committed to having ongoing practical ways members and the community can engage in this work and you’ll see that reflected in our projects. Engage in them. Write a letter. Attend a Community Lab For Intentional Practice. Participate in an Anti-Racism Circle. Join the Transformative Action Network. Learn about Abolitionist Restorative Justice. This is ongoing work for all of us, our organization included. We are continuing to learn, grow, build, and examine the ways we work and organize to ensure this lens is used throughout our organization and that we are accountable to it organization-wide in all that we do.