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November 5, 2019, Bowdoin College, What is the Role of Government in America?

November 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What role should government play at local, state, and a national level?
What is the right size of government?
How should government affect your daily life?
What role should government play in:
Climate change?
Social justice?
Business regulation?
Other issues?

In this Make Shift Coffee House we will discuss these and related questions.

As with all Make Shift Coffee Houses, this will not be a debate. We aim to learn about and understand each other’s political views, talk with our neighbors, and enjoy good company.

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Everyone welcome!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Maybe with a debrief session 9:00pm to 9:30pm

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, USA

Free food, drink, and live music.

No advance registration or tickets required.


This Make Shift Coffee House is a Part Two of a special two-event series sponsored by Bowdoin College.

On October 24 we are bussing a group of Bowdoin College students to Richmond for Make Shift Coffee House #1. On November 5 we are bussing a group of Richmond residents to Bowdoin College for Make Shift Coffee House #2.

We want to expose Bowdoin College students to the world of, and political views of, residents of Richmond, Maine. And we want to expose Richmond residents to the world of, and political views of, Bowdoin College students.

Even if you are not a Bowdoin College student or Richmond resident, please join us to hear their views. And share your own!


Very excited to announce our special musical guest for this Make Shift Coffee House: Dave Collins.

Learn about Dave and his band here.


November 5, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Bowdoin College
255 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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