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TEDxAshokaU - Edgar Cahn - 2/19/10

Edgar Cahn is the founder of TimeBanks USA; the Time Dollar Youth Court; and CareBanks. Edgar is regarded as the father of poverty law and a pioneer in creating clinical legal education. Having co-founded the National Legal Service program, and the Antioch School of Law (now the UDC School of Law) with his late wife, Jean. Edgar designed and launched TimeBanking pilots in 40 states and 32 nations, employing the worlds only tax-exempt local currency, Time Dollars. His system, Co-Production, calls for the transformation of clients from passive consumers to active co-producers of outcomes. As an Ashoka Fellow, he pioneered an adaptation of TimeBanking that would enable older adults and their families to pay for a form of long term care insurance using Time Dollars. Edgar serves as Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia School of Law, and in 2008, launched the Racial Justice Initiative, providing a break-though legal theory with the potential to dismantle structural racism in juvenile justice and child welfare. About TEDx, x=independently organize event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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