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! 

  1. $15 for 15 Fundraising Campaign and Celebration
  2. Community Helpline Launch 11/9
  3. 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 community exchange in the coming year. As you may know, the TimeBank is celebrating our 15 year anniversary this year. Over the last 15 years we have been dedicated to providing the infrastructure community members need to share skills, resources and time with each other.  We are really excited about our success this year in bringing together hundreds of people working to make transformative justice a reality in the Madison community. This year for our 15th Anniversary we will celebrate where we’ve been, where we’re at in this moment, and where we’re headed for the future. We’re excited to celebrate with you. As part of our 15 year celebration we will be launching a $15 for 15 Campaign. On December 2, 3, and 4th we will be going live for 5 hours each day. Please save the dates.  You’re invited to the party! During those three days we’ll build community, be together, reflect, and dream. SAVE the Date and keep an eye on the events calendar for the lineup of activities, panels, interviews, and more! We’ve got some special events and special guests up our sleeves. Stay tuned.

 

For now you can get involved in a number of ways:

 

  • We want to hear from members. We are inviting you to send us a 10 second video (mp4 format please) about what you value about being part of the Dane County Timebank. We’ll make a video collage and show it during the celebration.
  • Become a circle supporter by signing up to recruit 5 friends to each give $15, $150, or $1500!
  • Sign up to be a matching donor. We have a goal of raising $15,000 through this campaign and we need your help. You can be part of doubling people’s donations.

 

Please send questions, interests, commitments, and videos to info@danecountytimebank.org


Community Helpline Launch 11/9

Our community helpline launches on 11/9 and will be open Monday-Friday from 4pm-8pm. Now more than ever we need to show up and support one another. A big thank you to Madison365 for running a story on it. If you haven’t seen the article, you can find it here. “The helpline will serve a variety of community needs, such as: distributing referrals for COVID-19 relief (i.e. food, transportation, etc), access to support and community-building for youth involved with restorative justice, providing a place for people to report instances of racism, an alternative to calling 911 on Black people, and a space for callers to de-stress via one-on-one conversations with staff members.” For more information and to learn more about how to get involved check out the Community Helpline Project Page. We have opportunities available for people to be trained to support this work.


Abolitionist Restorative Justice Workshop 11/6, 9am-4pm

Over 160 people attended our Abolitionist Restorative Justice Workshops this summer. The fall version of this workshop will address issues related to the election and how to bring abolitionist restorative justice into our effort to protect democracy. This workshop is designed for antiracists who want to upgrade their efforts to dismantle white supremacist culture. This work is for those dedicated to bringing abolitionism grounded in the principles of contemplative practice into their spheres of influence. For more information about the workshop and to register click here.


Thank you for engaging. Stay tuned for more news, updates, and opportunites.