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4th International Timebanking Day

Sunday, March 20th
Wednesday, March 23rd

What is International Timebanking Day?

This is an opportunity to meet with fellow timebankers from all over the world joining together as a global community!



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Sarah Bird

Sarah has 15 years of experience working in timebanking. After setting up and running a time bank, she became passionate about the model and the way it values people for who they are and what they can do, regardless of their age, ability or background. Sarah went on to be a timebanking consultant and project manager for Timebanking UK and is now the organisations dedicated and inspiring chief executive.

Sarah continues to develop partnerships and networks across the UK and envisages a country where people in every town and city can access a mechanism of coproduction. Sarah is constantly seeking collaboration and support to grow the timebanking movement to take the pressure off statutory health and social care services. She delivers talks, presentations and training days and is always happy to show how the timebanking model can benefit individuals, communities and organisations.

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Krista Wyatt

Over the last 29 years working in non-profit, Krista has developed and implemented organizational strategic planning, communication, outreach, and fundraising campaigns. She has built a statewide network of partners through community engagements and has advocated for racial and health equality through policy and education.

Krista spearheaded several initiatives that helped create a more agile organization accelerating non-profit’s ability to respond to their mission in the digital age while ensuring deeper engagement with communities. She gets the potential of a relationship-driven movement powered by reciprocity. She brings to our movement her own contacts and networks, an instinctive preference for partnering over hierarchy, and an appreciation of the visionary impact of appreciating that every hour that we give is priceless because it is our slice of eternity.

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Martin Simon

He has run many successful campaigns for social justice, including stopping the sell off of community assets and the protection of neighbourhood based work.

He is the founder of Timebanking in the UK having set up the first time bank, Fair Shares, in 1998. In 2003 he became Chief Executive of Timebanking UK and has overseen the development of over 250 time banks, with over 20,000 participants.

He is recognised internationally as a pioneer of the ‘co-production’ of public services and the active engagement of ‘service users’, their families and the wider community in the planning and delivery of services and he has promoted co-production and Timebanking in person in the USA, Japan, Spain, Italy, Holland and Denmark.

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Christine Gray

Joining TimeBanks.org in 1999 as a volunteer, then as Associate for Special Projects, Christine became CEO of TimeBanks USA in 2009-2011 and joined the Board in 2012. Dedicated to spreading TimeBanking, she continues to take on multiple roles, including training, writing articles, making presentations, and partnering with community organizers at the grassroots level.

Christine secured her doctoral degree in political science at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2011. Her doctoral thesis was published as The Tribal Moment in American Politics: The Struggle for Native American Sovereignty in June 2013 by the Alta Mira Press. http://www.amazon.com/Christine-K.-Gray/e/B00BU7Z0G6

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Dr. Gong Chen

Dr. Gong Chen is the Professor and Director of Peking University Institute of Population Research. He is one of the earliest scholars to study timebanking in China since 1998.

He is the director of Voluntary and Public Welfare Branch of the Chinese Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (CAGG), and National TB Platform for Research and Practice in China.

Sponsored by Chinese Red Cross Foundation, Dr. Gong Chen, along with his research team, has collected four rounds of primary data regarding the development of Time Banking in China and formed a research report entitled “China TimeBanks Development Research Report”. It is the first evidence-based timebanking report in China and has been downloaded one million times.

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Sanjana and Jahaan

Sanjana (age 17) and Jahaan (age 14) are 2 secondary school students from Bangalore,and will be speaking at our International Timebanking Day on 20th and 23rd March. These two social entrepreneurs set up a timebank called Social Cred$ for young people to be able to give back to their communities, and we're really excited to hear what they have to say.

Click the following link to learn more about their project: https://www.tisb.org/.../social-cred-on-international...

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Jose Garcia

Jose Garcia is from Reading Pennsylvania, Jose works with an arts organization called Barrio Alegria and they work directly with Goodneighbors Timebank Founded by Allison Smale. Jose has been working tirelessly on educating and informing all walks of life from his community about the wonders and benefits of timebank since Feb. of 2020 about 3 weeks before the pandemic hit. Since then their Timebank has grown to 284 members with 2,975 hours exchanged!

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Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Artika is a passionate educator, author, sought-after speaker, and advocate for justice. At the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Dr. Tyner serves as the founding director of the Center on Race, Leadership, and Social Justice. She is committed to training students to serve as social engineers who create new inroads to justice and freedom.

Dr. Tyner is committed to empowering others to lead within their respective spheres of influence. She provides leadership development and career coaching for young professionals. She has also developed leadership educational materials for K-12 students, college/graduate students, faith communities, and nonprofits. Additionally, Dr. Tyner teaches leadership coursework on ethics, critical reflection, and organizational development. Her research focuses on diversity/inclusion, community development, and civil rights. She has presented her research and conducted leadership training programs both nationally and internationally.

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