Calendar of Events with Visiting Time Bank Activists
February 20, 2014 — 16:53

Ever wonder how time banks strengthen families, revitalize neighborhoods, support local economies, make democracy work, advance social justice, nurture the spirit and make the planet sustainable? Ask Dr. Edgar Cahn, Dr. Christine Gray, and Debra Frazier. They’ll be speaking on both sides of the bay.

Founder of the Time Banking movement now in over 33 countries, Edgar will share 30 years of experience helping organizations fulfill their missions by connecting untapped resources with unmet needs. Chris, of TimeBanks USA, and Debra of Bread for the City Time Bank in Washington, DC, will share on-the-ground experience with this international movement at a number of events.

While in Tampa Bay, Drs. Cahn and Gray will keynote the 2014 Beyond Sustainability Conference at Hillsborough Community College, speak at the Pinellas Urban League and at the Stetson University College of Law, and participate in the following Tampa Bay Time Bank events:

• Friday 2/28-Saturday 3/1, 2014 –2014 Beyond Sustainability Conference
Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City, Performing Arts Building, 1304 E. 11th Avenue,
TBT members: $35.00 ($175 for others); $45.00 special includes TBT Membership

• Friday, 2/28, 2014 – 7 pm: Edgar Cahn’s Public Address on Time Banking
HCC Campus, Ybor Building, Ybor Room, 2001 N. 14th Street; TBT members – $5.00

• Friday, 2/28 (Tampa) and Monday 3/2 (St. Petersburg)
A limited number of appointments are available for leaders of organizations to explore the potential of partnering with Tampa Bay Time. Contact Marie Nelson, mnelson@nl.edu.

• Saturday, 3/1, 2014 – 3-5 pm, Florida Regional Time Bank Coordinator Gathering, followed by dinner. Contact Marie Wilson Nelson at mnelson@nl.edu

• Sunday, 3/2, 2014 – 1-5 pm: Tampa Bay Time Potluck & Visioning Workshop
Sacred Grounds Coffee House, 4819 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa
Bring a dish. Potluck at 1:00 pm; organizational visioning 2-5 pm.

• Monday, 3/3 – 7 pm: Time Bank Youth Courts: Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline
A talk by Edgar S. Cahn, JD, PhD, founder of the Time Bank Youth Courts of Washington, DC
Carter G. Woodson African American Museum of St. Petersburg, 2240 9th Avenue S., St. Pete
Co-Sponsored with St. Pete Together & The Connection Partners

By diverting teens to peer juries, time bank youth courts in Washington, DC, keep kids’ records clean, reduce reoffending, and dramatically reduce costs. Run by teens, in 16 years they handled 1/3 of non-violent offenses, diverted 6,595 youth away from the criminal system, and cost only $540 per youth, far lower than the cost of the jail/court/prison system. 70% of participants finish high school or go to some type of higher education, and 92% of funds have gone to direct use. More information at Youth Court of the District of Columbia.

• Tuesday, 3/4 – 6-9 pm: Tampa Bay Time Bank: Co-creating a More Resilient Tampa Bay
Reception and interactive discussion with TimeBanks USA guests, TBT members and invited guests. Limited space, by reservation only. Contact Peggie Marks for details at 727-320-4181.

Watch for Tampa Bay Time Bank newsletters or view the Tampa Bay Time Bank’s Events Calendar for more information. If you have any questions contact us: coordinator@tampabaytime.org.