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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Phoenixville Area Time Bank Presents "An Evening with Dr. Edgar Cahn"

On Monday, April 11, the Phoenixville Area Time Bank will be presenting "An Evening with Dr. Edgar Cahn".

Please join us for
An Evening with Dr. Edgar Cahn, founder of "Time Banking"

When: Monday, April 11, at 7pm
Where: Phoenixville YMCA 400 E Potthouse Road, Phoenixville, Arts & Crafts Room

Dr. Edgar S. Cahn, author and leading innovator in the fields of public interest law, social welfare, racial and juvenile justice, and alternative economies, will be the featured speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Phoenixville Area Time Bank, Monday, April 11, 7 pm, at the Phoenixville YMCA, 400 E. Pothouse Rd, Phoenixville, PA. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Cahn, who is founder of the internationally acclaimed system of “Time Banking,” began his work during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations where he made his mark in the development of AmeriCorps/ VISTA and legislation for the “War on Poverty.”
He currently serves as Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia School of Law.

Dr. Cahn’s book No More Throwaway People explains the concept of Time Banking, in which community members “bank” the time they have committed to helping others in exchange for services they need. Time Banking was first implemented in the District of Columbia in the '80s as a way of delivering services to the needy while empowering them with opportunities to assist others.

For details about the April 11 event or to find out more about local and national Time Banking, visit www.pa-timebank.org or call 610-608-9281.

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