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Edgar Cahn visit

Emmaus In garden standing up DSC 6229 1 2Our Lyttelton Harbour Timebank turned 10 in September 2015

Professor Edgar Cahn, the originator of Timebanking worldwide and an inspiring speaker and thinker, came to New Zealand to help mark the occasion.

Timebankers from around Canterbury met with Edgar to hear him speak and for an Open Space event facilitated by Margaret Jefferies. Notes from the sessions can be read here:



Biography of Edgar Cahn

Edgar Cahn, PhD, JD Distinguished Professor of Law, UDC School of Law. CEO, TimeBanks USA, Ashoka Fellow. Co-Founder (with late wife, Jean Camper Cahn) the National Legal Services program as part of the War on Poverty, the Antioch School of Law (now the UDC School of Law). Cahn is regarded as a founder of poverty law, a pioneer in creating clinical legal education, the founder of a global TimeBanking movement, and a social justice innovator undertaking to incorporate system change in legal education and inject co-production into service delivery and community development.

TimeBank Media

Watch Lucie Ozanne's recent TED talk. Read about TimeBanks on stuff, the Lyttelton Harbour TimeBank in the Guardian. You can also see a recent interview with TimeBank co-ordinator Wendy Everingham on Star Live.