Multiculturalism in TimeBanking by Pam | Aug 18, 2011 | Learning Circles | 1 comment Multicultural Relationships in TimeBanks Download Multiculturalism in TimeBanking Notes 1 Comment Mashi Blech on September 2, 2011 at 5:52 pm It was great to meet so many people interested in discussing ways to increase inclusivity and address barriers and challenges. There were many ideas shared and I think it’s important to keep the conversation going (you have to promise to ignore the terrible picture of me above) I find it interesting and critical to hear how our TimeBank is perceived. I have heard that some people think it’s for sick and older people (due to the sponsorship by a homecare agency) even though we have representation from every decade and only 40% are over the age of sixty. some people think it’s not for english speakers (due to the prevalence of other languages at our gatherings) even though about 52% are fluent in english. creating an inclusive bank that is welcoming to all is what we strive for daily and we try to address these perceptions as we go along. what are some of your challenges in this area?