TimeBank's 13th Birthday Bash and Social Justice Center Open House
Social Justice Center1202 Williamson St
On 10/20 the TimeBank becomes a teenager! That's right, we're celebrating 13 years of neighbors helping neighbors! We have a ton to celebrate including (but not limited to):
-The 3 year anniversary of our work on the community restorative justice collaboration with ywca and Briarpatch. In the past 3 years, 1350 kids have gone through rj as an alternative to the traditional system. That's 80% of all the tickets issued and a whole lot of kids not ending up in the system!
-Successfully removing officer discretion in the youth court referral process for school based youth courts. This eliminates a bias point in decision making that directly impacts the school to prison pipeline. Now all kids can choose to go through youth court! Yay!
-Over 1000 youth have gone through our youth court program and successfully avoided an arrest
-We've done over 2000 rides to medical appointments
-Over 4000 exchanges focused on building natural support networks for people with disabilities
-Nearly 2500 exchanges at the timebank store
-And much, much more
Come learn about what else we're up to and learn about all the exciting things happening at the Social Justice Center. We are pumped about what is happening at the SJC and all the possibilities for collaboration and resource sharing. Renovations are halfway done, and the second half begins next week! We are so excited to show you what the new home of the Tenant Resource Center looks like, and share our vision for the Mutual Aid Workspace (the MAW).
Join us for local food and drinks, art gallery curated by 608 arts, performances and more! Support our vision, the renovations and the exciting programs housed at the SJC! We've got a lot to celebrate! Check out the facebook event for updates and more details. https://www.facebook.com/events/297825447697662/