Our Common Purpose: Lessons from the Halls of Maine

This second session in the Our Common Purpose series will be led by Craig Freshley, winner American Civic Collaboration Award for creating and facilitating Make Shift Coffee Houses: face-to-face places where all kinds of people meet to talk and understand each other’s political views.
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 Our Common Purpose: Lessons from the Halls of Maine

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Jun 03, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
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About the Event

Our Common Purpose identifies six strategies which will be discussed in detail on the first Thursday of the month, these include: Achieving equality of voice and representation through our political institutions, Empowering voters in lasting ways, Ensuring responsiveness of our political institutions, Expanding the capacity of civil society organizations that foster ‘bridging’ across lines of difference, Building civic information architecture that supports common purpose and Inspiring a culture of commitment to American constitutional democracy and one another.

Craig Freshley is a professional meeting facilitator, speaker, trainer, and author with an inspiring attitude and a well-earned reputation for helping groups be efficient, harmonious, and productive. Craig has Bachelors degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Maine, and a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Management from the Muskie School for Public Service. He has professionally facilitated over 3,000 meetings where he has helped groups make good decisions, [offering] insights and skills [to] help groups achieve new and unimagined levels of efficiency, peace, and productivity. Craig lives with his wife in a cohousing community where they raised two girls (along with goats, sheep, chickens, a donkey, a pig, and the family dog). Craig is a Quaker which basically means that he looks for good in every person.

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