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 we will begin to look deeper within our own organization and explore specifically naming racial and restorative justice in our mission, vision, and values statements. An anti-racist timebank grounded in restorative justice will be a powerful tool and resource for growing, healing, connecting, building, and transforming as a community. We continue to hold ourselves accountable to this commitment.
Our staff is seeing an inspiring level of participation within our projects, circles, workshops, trainings, and events. We’ve had many new members join us. Our increase in membership, engagement, and exchange activity is directly related to our focus on anti-racism work. That tells us that we, as a community, understand the need to dig in to this work and look deeply at racism and all the ways it shows up within ourselves, in our relationships, within our institutions and organizations, throughout our systems, and throughout our culture. Thank you for your commitment to this ongoing work. We can transform. We can create a culture of freedom. The TimeBank staff continues to be committed to providing practical ways that members and supporters can engage in this work with us.