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June 21 2017, Yarmouth, Role of Government

June 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

What’s good about government? What’s not-so-good about government?

Raise your voice on Community and Family Values

Wednesday June 21, 2017, 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Yarmouth High School Cafeteria, 286 W Elm St, Yarmouth, Maine

Free Food.

Live Music.

Great conversation.


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What should be the role of government in our communities and in your family life?

We all want a promising future for our community and our families. How much or how little should our Town, State, and Federal governments shape that future?

What should be the role of government in Education? Healthcare? Environmental protection? Immigration policy? Civil Rights?

At this Make Shift Coffee House we are not looking for agreement on answers to these questions, but we would like to hear YOUR point of view. What are YOUR answers to these questions and why do you feel the way you do?

What do YOU care about? What are your hopes and fears for YOUR family? Where does Government fit into YOUR future?

Come tell your neighbors what you think. Come listen to what your neighbors think. Come have a coffee and a snack and hear some live music.

Special Guests: The Ravine

Very pleased to announce live musical performance by Henry and Joe Oliva of Yarmouth, Maine.

Check out The Ravine on YouTube.     And on SoundCloud.


Free food and live music starts at 6:30. We will begin with informal table discussions. Different tables will have different topics. Sit where you like. Changes tables. Change topics.

Then we will have a full group discussion. We will start by hearing a few people share their views about the role of government. We will ask questions of each other. As a full group we will explore a variety of perspectives on the role of government in a variety of arenas.

Then we will end the full group discussion and go back to small groups and pairs. Have some more food. Enjoy some more music. Learn even more from your neighbors.

The 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.

6:30 pm      Live Music. Coffee, tea, snacks. Small informal conversations.

7:30 pm      Full Group Conversation

9:00 pm      Live music. Coffee, tea, snacks. Small informal conversations.

10:00 pm    End


Click here to learn about the Make Shift Coffee House culture and why understanding each other is so useful.


June 21, 2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Yarmouth High School
286 W Elm St,
Yarmouth, ME United States
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