Coffee house event aims to foster political dialogue April 26

Apr 13, 2018
From left, Peter Proeller and Wayne Keiderling will perform at the Make Shift Coffee House April 26.

Rockland — Neighbors talking across the national political divide is the theme of the Make Shift Coffee House to be held at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., April 26, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. All are welcome.

The sole purpose of a Make Shift Coffee House is for people to hang out and understand the reason for each other’s political views, according to founder Craig Freshley. To help make this happen, the Make Shift Coffee House offers live music, free food, coffee and space for lively conversation.

The evening is guided by Freshley, who serves as the neutral moderator, and all voices and views are heard and respected. The evening not about persuading each other. Participants ask questions and hear what is important to the other side. It is OK if participants don’t agree. All that is required is a desire to understand and the willingness to listen.

Local musicians Peter Proeller (banjo) and Wayne Keiderling (harmonica) will perform at the start, in the middle and at the end of the event.

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