August 1, 2019, Yarmouth, How Do Labels Work for You?

Patriot Insurance Company 701 US 1 Suite 1, Yarmouth, ME

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. Make Shift Coffee Houses are not debates. We aim to learn about and understand each ... Read More

October 9, 2019, Belfast, What Are American Values?

Troy Howard Middle School 173 Lincolnville Road, Belfast, ME

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 ... Read More

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

Patriot Insurance Company 701 US 1 Suite 1, Yarmouth, ME

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 ... Read More

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

Enterprise Grange #48 15 Alexander Reed Road, Richmond, ME

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 ... Read More

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

Bowdoin College 255 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME

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 ... Read More