Backbone Campaign is considering reviving a local community time bank in our Vashon Island community. We also want to share our research and learning process with communities and change agents wherever they are. We believe that Time Banking is a useful tool for lifting quality of life and building resilience local economies in this time pandemic and system failures. As access to the monetary system and traditional employment are threatened, community connections are a source of well being, health and political power.
Listen to our interview with Edgar Cahn is the Father of Time Banking. He and his wife, Christine Gray, former Executive Director of TimeBanks USA, were our guests for a 1 hour conversation on time banking as a tool for local resilience and connection. They were joined by Micaela Salatino, of Long Beach Time Exchange and Tamsen Spengler of West Seattle Time Bank.
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Judy Wicks is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, speaker and mentor working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable, and locally-based economy.
A recent interview with Judy on resilient regional economies during these time of pandemic is HERE.
Founder of Philadelphia’s landmark White Dog Cafe, Ms. Wicks is author of Good Morning Beautiful Business and her current projects include: All Together Now PA Circle of Aunts and Uncles and Proud Pennsylvania.
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Jim Diers, of Neighbor Power on community resilience, neighbor power and localization.
Recorded Friday, March 13th, 2020
Jim spoke about social connection needed, especially during times of this public health crisis. (See his blog post on Community Resilience in light of the COVID-19 virus.)