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October 2019

October 15, 2019, Yarmouth, What is Freedom? And how to talk about it.

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Patriot Insurance Company, 701 US 1 Suite 1
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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At this Make Shift Coffee House we will have an actual conversation about the meaning of freedom and then facilitator/trainer Craig Freshley will help us learn from that conversation. We hope that each person will take away practical tips and tools to use in your own conversations with people who think different from you. Generically, Freedom is defined as “absence of coercion or constraint in choice or action.” But in the United States the word is iconic, even though the…

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October 24, 2019, Richmond, What are American Values?

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enterprise Grange #48, 15 Alexander Reed Road
Richmond, ME United States
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What are American Values? What does America stand for? What does it mean to be patriotic? Or unpatriotic? In this Make Shift Coffee House we will discuss those 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. Click here for specifics about the format and what it’s like to attend a Make Shift Coffee House.…

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November 2019

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

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bowdoin College, 255 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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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: Immigration? Healthcare? Education? 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…

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

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Searsmont Town Library, 37 Main Street
Searsmont, ME 04973 United States
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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…

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December 2019

December 4, 2019, Searsport, How do you want the future to be?

December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please note, the time and location for this event have not yet been finalized. This is one of a series of three Make Shift Coffee Houses planned for the Waldo County area, Maine, USA. The topic is still being finalized. 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…

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January 2020

January 14, 2020, Hallowell, Maine. What is the most critical political issue today, and why?

January 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, 1 Winthrop Street
Hallowell, ME 04347 United States
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Please note, the topic is tentative and subject to change. Also note, the event will be held in the evening, but the specific time has yet to be finalized. 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…

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