Do you have a place where you can listen to points of view that are different than yours? In you're like a majority of Americans, you're friends and close family often have similar views as your own. It can be hard to find a space to engage in civil political discussions.
Hundreds of citizens who want to learn about others but don't know where to start have started at Make Shift Coffee House with a cup of coffee and a conversation.
Comfort Level: Intermediate
Share these great tools with your local library. Libraries are ideal institutions to lead dialogue and deliberation efforts in communities — but with numerous approaches to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start.
Watch this clip of On Being host Krista Tippett answers a listener’s question about a Conversation with a Trump Supporter – Good stuff here about how to have a conversation with someone different.
Do you have someone who feels differently than you do about politics? Attend another Make Shift Coffee House & bring them with you.
Comfort Level: Advanced
Join the NICD’s Revive Civility Maine Initiative and host a casual get together with a blend of folks from your community. Consider these tools to ensure all of your guests are comfortable.
Host a dinner party with some of your neighbors with different view points. Consider the tools from The People's Supper
Host a Make Shift Coffee House in your town. Learn How