[act-ma] JP Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Cultivating Community Through Mutual Aid

Molly Wexler-Romig molly.ariella at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 11:32:04 PDT 2014

Event hosted by Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (jptransition.org):

Mon, Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Location: *Nate Smith House – 155 Lamartine Street*

[image: Yarn Game]

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
   - Get your hands dirty at our *Seeding 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

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