On Thursday, June 4, the Monadnock Time Exchange (MTX) will host the documentary Time as Money 6-9pm in the auditorium of the Keene Public Library, Winter Street in Keene, NH.
Time banking began in this country in the 1980s while civil rights lawyer and former speechwriter for Robert Kennedy, Edgar Cahn, was lying in a hospital bed after a heart attack. This experience of feeling helpless, similar to the disenfranchised and unemployed, gave him the idea to adapt this system of money called ‘Time Dollars’ invented in post WWII Japan as a tool to connect people and neighbors.
“Time banking reinvents the means of getting what you need and want,” says MTX Membership Coordinator, Susan MacNeil. “Becoming a time bank member creates an alternative avenue for reciprocal interaction with one another by removing the need for cash outlay, thus reinventing currency from dollars to hours, or time. Need yard work done, rooms painted, transportation to medical appointments? Want a massage, organic meal prep, advice on how to organize your life? There is something for everyone when you’re a member of the Monadnock Time Exchange.”
The film screening is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a Q&A will follow. For more information, email us or call 603.313.0052.