Make Shift Coffee House

Winner of the 2019 American Civic Collaboration Award

Bridging the political divide with coffee, music, and face-to-face conversation

What It's Like At Make Shift Coffee House About our American Civic Collaboration Award

The purpose of Make Shift Coffee House is to understand each other's political views, and hang out. It's a face-to-face place for respectful conversation. It’s not a debate. It’s not about persuading someone to change their mind. It’s about listening to people with different beliefs to understand why someone believes what they believe.

The live music and coffee house atmosphere lighten the mood and help us to see each other as neighbors rather than as adversaries.

Make Shift Coffee House conversations help reduce conflict and gridlock so we can work together to build our communities, our state and our country, in spite of our political differences.

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