Flywheel Blogs

Why Abolition, Why Now?

The case for an abolitionist approach has been made by the practical demands and actions of abolitionists in US history and by contemporary scholars and activists alike. Wherever we see the structures and policies that produce inequality and domination of one group or groups over others, we should seek to
Why Abolition, Why Now?

Choosing Liberation

March 26, 2020 If you understand your personal, institutional or social power and privilege to be tied to white supremacist culture (WSC) and racism or internalized racism, you might not want see that culture end. But if you (re)define yourself within a racial/black liberation strategy, and unpack white dominated identity
Feature image not available

Everywhere Gardens – regular skillshares, new ways to move forward. Join in!

Hello First – TOMORROW Tuesday April 7, 6pm, join us on zoom for a special Everywhere Gardens session with Dawn Morrison of the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty! More info (and more skillshare and connecting events) here. — and more — Some of you have been with the timebank’s
Feature image not available

Ending Violence Against Black Children: an interview with Dr. Damita Brown

Freedom Inc and the Transformative Action Network is collaborating on a letter writing campaign to demand the end of violence against black children in Madison. This coordinated abolitionist effort will bring together members of the community to make sure injustices against children do not go unseen, unchallenged, or met with
Feature image not available

Tiers as a Model for Racism

As parents and caregivers are well aware, childcare during this pandemic has been an obstacle that our community has had to tackle together. However, caregivers have often had to go at this alone. Like in all times of crisis (Hurricane Katrina, 2019 wildfires in California, Hurricane Sandy, etc), the gaping
Feature image not available

Going For Broke

“Let’s begin by saying that we are living through a very dangerous time.  Everyone in this room is in one way or another aware of that.  We are in a revolutionary situation, no matter how unpopular that word has become in this country…To any citizen of this country who figures
Feature image not available

Letter Campaign Writer Calls for Release of Marquon Clark

This addition to the Letter Campaign to End Violence Against Black People was submitted by Clinton Otte-Ford. So far the campaign has sent over 1,000 letters.August 17, 2020 Dear Ms. Phillips and Mr. Enger,My name is Clinton Otte-Ford, and I am a resident of Dane County. I am following up
Feature image not available

Letter Campaign Writer Puts Pressure on Police and Fire Commission

We are highlighting powerful letters written through the Letter Campaign to End Violence Against Black People. This Letter of the Week is written by Olivia Barrow and was sent to the Police and Fire Commission, as the PFC gathers public input for the next Chief of Police.  Please join us in
Feature image not available

West High Alum with Demands for Racial Justice

We are highlighting powerful letters written through the Letter Campaign to End Violence Against Black People. Please join us in writing letters! An information and writing session is being held on October 29th from 7:00 – 8:30pm on Zoom. You can RSVP here.  Our goal is to send 2,000 letters to elected
Feature image not available

From Timebank to Flywheel Skill Sharing: What’s the Difference?

When I started working at Dane County Timebank two years ago, I was very interested in the idea of independence from the death grip of money over our lives. Timebanking opened the door to go beyond the constraints of money. People were exchanging their skills and resources based on something
From Timebank to Flywheel Skill Sharing: What’s the Difference?
Flywheel skill share