Welcome to the Kiana Marcus II: Community Weaver Scavenger Hunt Activity


Objective: Scroll through this website and the portal to complete the boxes listed on your scavenger hunt worksheets.

This workshop picks up where we left off in Kiana Marcus’ temporality in which she was nearly defeated by the Capitalist beast called Time Poverty. After falling asleep on the couch with her phone in her hand, she dreams that time freezes and that she is then sucked into her phone screen and lands on this virtual plane where all temporalities in which she, her family and community can thrive are possible...

Time Banking Core Values

Assets

We are all assets. We all have something to offer. 

Redefining Work

Some work is beyond price.Work has to be redefined. To create “the village” that raises healthy children, builds strong families, revitalizes neighborhoods, makes democracy work, advances social justice, and even makes the planet sustainable is valuable work. It needs to be honored, recorded and rewarded.

Reciprocity

Helping works better as a two-way street.The question: “How can I help you?” needs to change so we ask: “How can we help each other build the world we all will live in?”

Social Networks

We need each other.People joined in shared purpose are stronger than individuals. Helping each other, we reweave communities of support, strength & trust. Community is built upon sinking roots, building trust, creating networks. Special relationships are built on commitment.

Respect

Every human being matters.
Respect underlies freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and everything we value. Respect supplies the heart and soul of democracy. When respect is denied to anyone, we all are injured. We must respect where people are in the moment, not where we hope they will be at some future point.


Social & Solidarity Economy Model

Where would time banking fit on this map?

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs


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While very imperfect and non-comprehensive, this model helps illustrate why and how barriers to accessing food, shelter and our other basic needs may limit our ability to be integrate into community. However, when we use a Womanist Praxis lens, we are able to recognize the abundant and resourceful ways community can help meet those needs from Physiological to Self-Actualization.

For example, your neighbor who does Couponing may have a pantry full of stored goods and more than enough to feed the whole neighborhood. Building that key relationship gives you access to that resource. Once your basic need is met, seek to help your neighbor meet a need they may have.

Quality of Life Model


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Time Bank Case Studies


The following chart comes from The New Wealth of Time report which provides highlights dozens of cities nationally and internationally where time banking models have been implemented and successful.

"Faith in the money economy and our debt-based banking system is collapsing.

As a long and deep recession looms, and credit becomes scarcer, this report outlines why time banking has the potential to improve public services and strengthen communities."

-New Economy Foundation

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(P2P = Person to Person exchanges; P2A = Person to Agency exchanges)

The Way Forward

The solidarity economy vision of system change requires us to both “resist” and “build”—that is, resist all forms of oppression, and build SE values and culture, practices, and institutions. In order to transcend capitalism, four overlapping and interconnected spheres need to be involved: social movements; electoral politics; culture and interpersonal relationships; and solidarity economy institutions and practices.

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It's time to visit the portal...

Next, visit the Community Weaver demo site to complete the green boxes on your scavenger hunt document. Use the login information to the left of this text.

Finding Requests & Offers in the Portal


Follow this video to find offers & requests in the portal

 

Adding a Request in the Portal


Follow these steps to add a request to the Community Weaver portal