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January 16, 2018 Belfast, Different Views

January 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Why do we see things so differently?

Troy Howard Middle School, Route 52/Lincolnville Ave Belfast, Maine

Tuesday evening, January 16, 2018    6:00-8:30pm



If you are a Republican, why?

If you are a Democrat, why?

If you are a Green or a Libertarian, or not in a political party at all, why?

Why do you see things the way you do?

Do you think people have less tolerance today for people with different views?

Do you think we are becoming more politically polarized? Why?


We’ll have coffee and the Belfast Bay Fiddlers on hand!


Learn about the Belfast Bay Fiddlers here.

According to the Pew Research Center, “Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan antipathy is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in the last two decades. See the Political Polarization in the American Public and several other articles on political polarization here.

That’s what the experts say. Come to the Make Shift Coffee House to see what your neighbors say.

Do YOU find yourself with less and less tolerance for “the other side?” Why do YOU think that the country is so divided? How did we get this way? Will it get worse? What would it take for the divide to get smaller; for us to become more politically aligned?

These are just some of the questions we will take up at the Make Shift Coffee House.


Click here to learn about the Make Shift Coffee House culture and why understanding e


January 16, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Troy Howard Middle School
Route 52/Lincolnville Ave
Belfast, Maine United States
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