The Austin Time Exchange Network (ATEN) is a local program that enables individuals to provide and receive skills and services within a network of people and organizations in Greater Austin. Similar to concepts expressed in bartering and alternative currency systems, this grassroots initiative lets members exchange labor and assistance without using the U.S. Dollar. Launched in April of 2006, The Austin Time Exchange serves a significant purpose for Austin on several levels and in many areas of life. It is a common-sense, practical, and useful system that not only theorizes about the way communities should interact, but puts in place the methods and tools to make it happen. It provides an alternative means for its members to meet their everyday needs through promoting a complementary, local economic system. ATEN also creates a web of interaction and support that includes people from different areas and diverse backgrounds in its membership.
The Austin Time Exchange is working to promote social change and encourage economic self-sufficiency through rebuilding a sense of community and opportunity in Austin. Learn more about ATEN by joining us at their monthly Potluck and Soiree event. In the meantime, visit their website at www.austintimeexchange.org. Feel free to call Amanda at [email protected] for more information or questions.
PLEASE BRING: a dish that serves approximately 6-8 people. YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN PLATES, CUPS and UTENSILS! Our host will provide water. There are no food or beverage restrictions.
The Potluck will be hosted at SomaVida, a wellness center located on the east side at 1210 Rosewood, 78702. Soma Vida and healing arts practitioners at the center are members of the Austin Time Exchange and is a great business to support and frequent. For a map to the event, go to www.somavidaaustin.com and hit the "click here for map" tab on the bottom right side of the home page.
From downtown Austin, take 11th Street east of I35 to Rosewood Ave.Take a slight left on Rosewood and go to 1210 Rosewood.