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JP Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Cultivating Community through Mutual Aid

 

Mon, Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Nate Smith House – 155 Lamartine Street
155 Lamartine Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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Please join us for a potluck to discuss how mutual aid and “Time Banking” can strengthen to the JP community and economy!

  • Brainstorm the gifts that you could offer to JP neighbors, and what needs you could use help with
  • Hear about the area’s own time banking program, the Time Trade Circle
  • Get your hands dirty at our Seedling planting and exchange table!
  • Invite your neighbors and bring a dish to share if you can

Have you ever asked your neighbor for a cup of sugar? Ever borrowed a neighbor’s ladder or asked them to watch your kids? These kinds of “mutual aid” exchanges were once commonplace in JP and beyond. At JP NET, we’re working to bring them back through Time Banking and support for mutual aid networks. Read more about Time Banking below.

What is Time Banking? “Time Banks” let us share our skills and get free help from others. When you spend an hour helping another member of the bank, one hour is added to your account. You can spend your hours on services from other members – anything from sewing lessons or house cleaning to language lessons or babysitting. It’s free and easy to join Boston’s own time bank, the Time Trade Circle. Attend an orientation on May 18 to get started. Read more about the Time Trade Circle at http://www.timetradecircle.org.

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