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Think & Drink

Provocative conversations about big ideas

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Anne Schlitt
Assistant Director
(207) 773-5051

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Think & Drink Bangor 2017

Join us for a third season of Think & Drink in Bangor as we tackle policing in Maine, its intersection with race, and how our local experience connects with what we see across the rest of the United States. How does society define criminal behavior, and who is a criminal? What powers do we place in the hands of… Read more

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Madawaska Think & Drink, June 27

We’ve all had deep discussions with our friends while we’re out at dinner or relaxing after work—why not add a couple of experts to the mix and really take it up a notch? That’s the idea behind Think & Drink, a happy-hour series that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. The series invites you to participate… Read more

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What is a Criminal?

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on March 5, 2017. By Tom Gillis “Titled “What Is a Criminal?”, the event was the first in a four-part series of panel discussions called “Policing, Protection, Community, and Trust in the 21st Century,” sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council and moderated by Samaa Abdurraqib of the Maine Coalition… Read more

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Think & Drink Portland: Policing

Join us for a fourth season of Think & Drink as we tackle policing in Maine, its intersection with race, and how our local experience connects with what we see across the rest of the United States. How does society define criminal behavior, and who is a criminal? What do we want from our police,… Read more

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Special conversation aims to unify people following divided election

Originally aired November 16, 2016 on Fox ABC Maine. “A big turnout for a special discussion Tuesday night, aiming to not only understand the path of our county, but to unify the citizens following a divided election.” Watch full coverage Read more

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On “Think & Drink,” especially in Bangor

  By Meghan Reedy, MHC Program Officer   It’s a simple idea, really, to orchestrate a conversation about some important topic, with a few drinks and some experts. The format is easy to outline. An audience assembles in a friendly, sociable space that serves drinks, and they settle in. A moderator introduces a small panel… Read more

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Rockland Think & Drink, Dec. 8

In American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, author Colin Woodard theorizes that the United States is composed of multiple “nations,” each with their own unique identity and customs.  Join our panelists as we discuss how to define community and membership within it, and how this idea of unique “nations” or groups… Read more

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Think & Drink in Bangor, Rockland, and more

We’ve all had deep discussions with our friends while we’re out at night—why not add a couple of experts to the mix and really take it up a notch? That’s the idea behind Think & Drink, a happy-hour series in Bangor (Oct. 18, Nov. 15), Biddeford (Oct. 20), and Rockland (Dec. 5) that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas…. Read more

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Biddeford Think & Drink 2016

What does “equal citizenship” mean? In the face of economic disparities, displacement, and changing demographics, do all residents of Biddeford have an equal voice? Join our panelists as we discuss the traditional economy of Biddeford, gentrification, and more.   Moderator: Shay Stewart-Bouley, Executive Director, Community Change, Inc.       Panelists: Vassie Fowler, Community Builder, Community Partnership for Protecting… Read more

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Think & Drink Bangor 2016

We’re psyched to get going with Think & Drink in Bangor! It may not get the amount of press that the 150th anniversary of the Civil War did, but this year is also the 150th anniversary–of the 14th Amendment, one of the “Reconstruction Amendments” that helped to reshape the United States’ political terrain. The 14th Amendment,… Read more

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Unpacking Beyonce’s Lemonade

From Melissa Harris-Perry to bell hooks, scholars, activists, and critics are weighing in on Beyonce’s Lemonade. Shay Stewart-Bouley (blogger at Black Girl In Maine) and Brittany Lewis (professor at Bowdoin College) will lead us in an analysis and discussion of the video album and its artistic, cultural, and political significance. Although video clips will screen… Read more

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New Think & Drink series explores Disruption

Think & Drink is back! We were thrilled with the success of last year’s Networked World series and are excited to dive into our second round of happy-hour discussions. This year, we’ll explore—and practice—the theme of disruption: the idea that in many areas of our lives, technology or attitudes have started to disrupt the status quo in deep… Read more

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The Inspiration behind Think & Drink

By Gina Mitchell When we selected “In a Networked World” as the theme of this year’s Think + Drink series, we were determined to avoid a polarized debate of the benefits and drawbacks of the digital age. Digital networks and technology are inextricably woven into our contemporary lives, rendering questions about whether we might be better… Read more

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Truth in a Networked World

Blog post from Alex Steed, Bangor Daily News blogger, May 4, 2014. USM Philosophy Professor Jason Read and I will be panelists at Think + Drink: Truth in a Networked World at SPACE Gallery on Wednesday, May 7th. The event is organized by Maine Humanities Council. We had a long, meandering conversation about the topic at Sonny’s where… Read more

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What It Means to Be a Mainer: Conversations Within Communities

Are Americans uncivil and unable to work together across areas of difference? Do all the complicated, nuanced issues of our society get reduced to sound bites or rhetoric? Not always, we think, and it’s not always necessary. The MHC is presenting What It Means to Be a Mainer: Conversations Within Communities, a new program that will… Read more

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