Join us on Friday, July 28th from 6-8PM at St Barnabas Senior Center 1021 N Alvarado St L.A., CA 90026. Meet your fellow members and share a meal! Zero waste bring your own plate cup and utensil.
Earn Time Credits- EVERY SATURDAY 10a.m.-2p.m. at the Micheltorena Elementary School Community Garden (Location: Near Sunset Junction, on Sunset Blvd. at Micheltorena). Special childcare days every 2nd Saturday of the month! As an interdisciplinary school environment and community project, this garden is an outdoor classroom and transformational force for Micheltorena Elementary School and the citizens of Silver Lake. It serves as an educational tool, a classroom area, and a gathering place for students, teachers, parents and the community at large. The garden is an organizational member of the Silver Lake Time Bank. Pay yourself TDs from their account! Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Micheltorena-Elementary-Garden-132449970101203/
An Invitation to Arroyo S.E.C.O. Timebank Members
Participate in a Study from June to September Located in Echo Park, LA, run by PARC Inc., Penn State University and Carnegie Mellon University Funded by the National Science Foundation. In partnership with hOurworld & St. Barnabas Senior Services.
We are a team of non-local scientists developing a new peer-to-peer matching service, NeighborGenie, to work with hOurworld timebanking, which will recommend people to each other based on convenience, choosing the people best placed to help out.
No more waiting around for someone to see your offer or request; we recommend providers to requestors automatically.
We are conducting a field evaluation focused on finding assistance for seniors aging in place who need help with simple transportation-centered tasks (rides and deliveries). However...
Anyone can use NeighborGenie for ride and delivery offers and requests in the timebank. But science shows that volunteering makes you happier, healthier and longer lived. So why not enjoy these benefits while helping local seniors?
As well as installing the NeighborGenie app, timebankers who participate will download the Aware app for iPhone or Android to build a travel prediction profile. This will allow you to be recommended if you will be in the right place at the right time to offer help when needed. For example, if someone needs dry cleaning picked up, the one who regularly goes nearest the dry cleaner and the requestor’s home would be offered this task.
If interested in in participating you must:
Please contact: Victoria Bellotti firstname.lastname@example.org - Put NeighborGenie Study in your subject line, please. https://tinyurl.com/y7fd55sm
The Arroyo S.E.C.O. Network of Time Banks' Peace and Safety Committee has been partnering with Mariposa Prison and Parole Ministry since spring, 2014. This project requires no adherence to any faith whatsoever. Some of the inmates do, in fact, experience themselves as remote members of the church; if they write about spiritual matters, we direct the letters to the ministerial staff. A significant focus of the letters is simply human-to-human contact, as well as exchanges of information about release dates and the shipments of dress-outs (a set of clothes and shoes that Mariposa will send, to spare inmates having to reenter society in easily-recognizable prison-issued garb and c.a.r.d.b.o.a.r.d. shoes—at the inmate’s expense). This is not an easy something to do, but it is tremendously rewarding.
Saturday, July 15th, 2017 from 2:30-4:30PM
Hollywood Lutheran Church, 1733 N. New Hampshire Ave. (just north of Hollywood Blvd. in Los Feliz).
Potluck in Echo Park With St Barnabas Senior Center (Introducing Neighbor Genie)
Join us for a potluck BBQ at Echo Park Lake on Saturday, June 17th from 10AM-1PM. Meet your fellow members and share a meal. This is a special event welcoming new members St Barnabas Senior Center. http://www.sbssla.org/echopark/
In addition we will be introducing a new phone app to help facilitate trades called Neighbor Genie.
Bring your own plate, cup and utensil (zero waste). Meet at the picnic tables near the playground on the north end of the park. See you there!
Ever wonder what it might look like to move from freelancer to cooperator?
or what your job might look like if the workers made the decisions?
Then you have come to the right place!
Arroyo S.E.C.O. Network of Time Banks invites you to an afternoon of exploration and play about Worker Cooperatives
Date: Sunday, January 24th
Time: 2 -5 pm
Place: The Armory Center for the Arts 145 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, California 91103
rsvp’s are appreciated email@example.com - FREE - Bring refreshments and earn a time credit
Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Coop at a Time
a short film about worker cooperatives featuring conversations with worker-owners from Union Cab; Ginger Moon; Arizmendi Bakery, AORTA, New Era Windows and more.
Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives
participate in playing the world’s first jumbo version of this excellent board game. In Co-opoly, players start a cooperative, and then in order to survive as individuals and to strive for the success of their co-op, they make tough choices regarding big and small challenges while putting their teamwork to the test.
Time bank retreat Success
The Time Bank retreat on October 24th at the L.A. Eco Village was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who organized and attended. Members discussed new ways to inspire more exchanges, increase participation and new projects. Looking forward to 2016!
Annual Craft Fair and Potluck
Craft Club Sale and Potluck at the LA Eco Village 117 Bimini Place #221, LA, 90004 on Saturday, November 7th from 12-4PM.
Buy hand made goods for time dollars for the time spent to make them and federal dollars for the materials. Non members can make purchases with federal dollars. This is a great opportunity to get all your holiday shopping done in one place. Jewelry, bags, soap, preserves, T-shirts and more. Made with love by local artisans.
In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place?
Renowned author and visionary Charles Eisenstein will give a talk on the critical failings of the mainstream economy and opportunities for change, the topic of his widely acclaimed book, The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible.
"This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness—called interbeing—we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world.” - www.charleseisenstein.net
Learn how a shifting paradigm is gaining momentum in communities throughout the world and how you can get involved in local efforts to promote more sustainable, human-scale economics. A community discussion will be held immediately following the talk.
Tickets available on-line https://charleseisensteinpasadena.eventbrite.com/
or at the door. Variable ticket price, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Bring a book to swap at the free market and a cup for tea.
The Local Economy Incubator of the Arroyo Sustainable Economies Community Organization is excited to host this event with the support of:
Arroyo S.E.C.O Network of Time Banks
ASECO Local Economy Incubator Special Event: Peter Dreier’s “Pasadena: A Tale of Two Cities”
The Local Economy Incubator of the Arroyo Sustainable Economies Community Organization is excited to host scholar and activist Peter Dreier at the Armory Center for the Arts on Tuesday, February 17th at 7pm. Mr. Dreier will present his recent Pasadena Weekly article and report, A Tale of Two Pasadenas which both document the widening income gap in Pasadena and the Los Angeles region:
“In Pasadena, the income of households near the top ($249,841) is almost 10.8 times greater than the income of those near the bottom ($23,042). Only four of the 37 California cities with more than 140,000 people have a wider rich-poor gap — San Francisco (12.4), Oakland (11.2) Glendale (11), and Los Angeles (10.9). No other cities have a rich-poor gap in double digits.” - Pasadena: A Tale of Two Cities
Learn what this widening gap means for Pasadena residents and how strong community advocacy is needed now to inform the City’s General Plan.
A community discussion will be held immediately following the presentation.
What: Pasadena: A Tale of Two Cities with Peter Dreier
When: Tuesday, February 17 at 7pm
Where: Armory Center for the Arts, in the Community Room
(145 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena)
Price: Free and open to the public, donations gratefully accepted
RSVP: To attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Peter Dreier
Peter Dreier writes widely on American politics and public policy, specializing in urban politics and policy, housing policy, community development, and community organizing. He is also a frequent speaker on these topics. Dreier is co-author of three books about cities and urban policy, including The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City (2005). He is also engaged in civic and political efforts at the national and local levels. Dreier joined Occidental in 1993 after serving as housing director at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and senior policy advisor to Boston Mayor Ray Flynn.
Arroyo S.E.C.O. Network of Time Banks
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