BELFAST — Have you heard about the Make Shift Coffee House? Founded and facilitated by Craig Freshley, a Brunswick resident, Make Shift Coffee House is a venue where people of all political persuasions come together in a relaxed “coffee house” atmosphere to discuss diverse issues and listen to and understand each other’s opinions and perspectives. Frequently, unique conversations unfold and opportunities for “civil” discussions arise.
Waldo County residents are invited to a Make Shift Coffee House event, Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 6 - 8 p.m., at Troy Howard Middle School, in Belfast. The topic will be “What are American Values”?
The event is free and light snacks and music will be provided.
This will be a three part series, with the second event in Searsmont on November 6, and Searsport on December 4. Check the website for details. https://makeshiftcoffeehouse.com/
Waldo County residents are asked to complete a survey before the first event to assess the “civility” climate in its community and there will be another follow up survey after the series.
Survey responses will be important in evaluating the community on these issues, according to committee members, in a news release. However, the survey is optional and is not a requirement to attending any of the scheduled events.
“Since the media is frequently referring to our divided political system, here is an opportunity for people to come together to have a civil conversation about their differences and bring a positive shift to our community,” said Make Shift, in the release.
For more information, contact Cathy Roberts, Waldo County Make Shift Coffee House Planning Committee member, at firstname.lastname@example.org