Make Shift Coffee House is coming to YCCC

October 3, 2017


The Make Shift Coffee House is a face-to-face place, in real time, with good old-fashioned civic dialogue.

YCCC is pleased to announce it will host a Make Shift Coffee House on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 11am – 1pm in the YCCC Mid-Café.  This event is free and open to the public and pizza will be served.

In the new digital age, it’s easy to choose our sources of information and reinforce what we already believe. It’s easy to surround yourself with people that share your views.  It’s easy to build opinions in isolation, each of us interacting with our own computer screen. It’s easy to avoid talking face-to-face.

A Make Shift Coffee House is not about judging right or wrong or good or bad, it’s about understanding each other’s’ perspectives. It is not about persuading or converting each other, or about condemning each other. It’s simply about learning each other’s perspectives.

The Make Shift Coffee House will be moderated by Craig Freshley of Good Group Decisions. A professional meeting facilitator, Craig will manage a civil exchange of ideas as a neutral third party. Craig moderates Make Shift Coffee Houses as a volunteer because he believes in the importance of understanding each other in spite of our differences.

Learn about the Make Shift Coffee House culture and why understanding each other is so useful at the website