September 27, 2018 Windham, Political Divide

Exploring The Political Divide


Why are political differences so hard? 

September 27, 2018 – 6-8pm 

Windham Veteran’s Center

35 Veterans Memorial Drive

Windham, Maine

How does the political divide affect your everyday life?
What ARE the political differences that divide us?
 If you affiliate with a particular political party, why?
 If you feel strongly about a political issue, why?

We want to hear your views AND how your views were shaped by your childhood, your education, and other influences on your life.

Calling people together expressly to bring up differing points of view for respectful discussion is important. These days we are apt to make assumptions about people who may have other traditions, other expectations.

Music will be provided by Gary Wittner

Guitarist Gary Wittner has been performing worldwide for over 30 years.  He has released 7 CDs and officially represented the USA overseas 4 times.  A native New Yorker, Mr. Wittner performs Jazz, Latin music, and Middle Eastern music locally, regionally and internationally.  He also teaches guitar at Bowdoin College and is a faculty member of the Univ. of S. Maine School of Music.

This is not a debate. Our purpose is simply to understand where each other is coming from.

Understanding each other helps us get along with each other.

This Make Shift Coffee House will be moderated by Craig Freshley of Good Group Decisions. A professional meeting facilitator, Craig will manage a civil exchange of ideas as a neutral third party. It’s not about judging right or wrong or good or bad, it’s about understanding each others’ perspectives.