According to the Pew Research Center, “Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan antipathy is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in the last two decades.” That is what the experts say. How does the political divide threaten our democracy? Have we lost our ability to have civil conversations? These are just some of the questions we will take up informally in small group discussions before we come together for a large discussion facilitated by Freshley.
Come to the Belfast Free Library Make Shift Coffee House to see what your neighbors say. Come to an open forum to understand each other’s political views. For more details director Ric Osuna pays close attention to the struggle for equality from the perspective of Immigrants, Latinos, Muslims, Blacks, Women, and Transgender People.
We can cover the basic recycling message, or we can go into detail in a range of topics such as food waste reduction and money saving, packaging issues, grow your own, post-war 'Digging for Victory' etc.
We can do a formal presentation or simply visit your group for a chat.
Seventeen experts representing the Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Diversity Council, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and local groups, such as Black Lives Matter, lent their voices in the film to help Americans better understand the fight to preserve America’s values of inclusion and civil liberties. Sketch, paint with watercolors, write & have fun with fellow sketchers & journalers.
At each session sketchbook journaling artist and facilitator Rita Swidrowski brings in books, resources and ideas on a mini theme .
The only Belfast International Airport hotel and just 50m from terminal entrance. Park opposite the terminal, enjoy delicious dining, get a great nights sleep and be fresh for your flight.
Perfectly located to explore Belfast and all of Northern Ireland’s top-flight attractions.
The book to be read and discussed on November 7by Jesmyn Ward. The series will be facilitated by Hayden Anderson, executive director of the Maine Humanities Council.
” The event starts with a coffee house atmosphere including coffee, tea and snacks , live music with the Pinwheel Brothers and time for small group discussions. All are welcome to join the dialogue as we explore the issues behind our current political divide.
The Make Shift Coffee House will be moderated by Craig Freshley of Good Group Decisions, located in Brunswick, ME.
Belfast city centre and Titanic Belfast are 30 minutes away or visit the magnificent Giant’s Causeway, just 45 miles on the Antrim coast.
Ground Floor - Central Lending: Mary Grieve / Allison Milligan First Floor - Information and Business: Gary Patterson Second Floor - Heritage Services: Catherine Morrow Second Floor - Music Library: Patricia Walker Every Monday An opportunity to meet and chat to new people, read the papers, play a board game or enjoy a crossword while relaxing with complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits.