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November 6, 2019, Searsmont, How Do Labels Work For You?

November 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Are your political views different from the labels?

Do you fall in line with political party ideals?

Why are we so quick to label others?

Please join us to explore political labels, stereotypes, and code words; how they help or hinder, and why we use them.

This is one of a series of three Make Shift Coffee Houses planned for the Waldo County area, Maine, USA. The three events are guided by a local committee co-chaired by Independent, Cathy Roberts and Republican, Patty Keyes.

As with all Make Shift Coffee Houses, this is not a debate. It’s simply about UNDERSTANDING each other’s political views. Come enjoy free food, coffee, music and respectful face-to-face conversation.

All are welcome! No RSVP, registration, or tickets required. Just show up.

Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, Undecided…we want to hear from everyone!

Click here for specifics about the format and what it’s like to attend a Make Shift Coffee House.


Do you feel labeled or stereotyped? Do people wrongly assume your political beliefs because of just one thing you said or did or wore?

Come tell us about a belief that you have. And then tell us about another belief you have that might surprise us. Come listen to how your neighbors are different from what you might think.

At this Make Shift Coffee House we expect to discuss issues of importance to our local community, to our state, and to our country. And we want to hear how people form different opinions on different issues, and why.

As Lilliana Mason explains in her 2018 book Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity, we are increasingly apt to apply social identity labels to people based on their political views. And this fuels the decline in civility and civil discourse. In face-to-face conversation with each other, we hope to test the alignment of political views and social identity. Please join us!



November 6, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Searsmont Town Library
37 Main Street
Searsmont, ME 04973 United States
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