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Café Inquiry – Is the Country More Divided Than Ever? A Look At the Past (Grand Rapids)

December 8, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Schuler Books & Music
2660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States

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Organized by:
Dennis Gaymer
Phone: 616-690-4243
Email: cafeinquiry-grandrapids@centerforinquiry.org


Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day’s topic followed by open discussion. At 12:00pm we will break for coffee/brunch and a chance to socialize.

This week’s topic will be: Is the Country More Divided Than Ever? A Look at the Past. Surely you have heard someone say, “The United States is more divided today than it has ever been,” but is this assertion true?  In this discussion, we will look back in time 100 years. Jessica Wolin will provide a brief summary of some of the conflicts that were occurring then, which will be followed by a discussion about how those conflicts compare to what’s going on in the country today.  You can look at the “Legends of America” website to get an idea of some of the issues the country was dealing with in the year 1919. 

Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact us if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café Inquiry.

Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids) meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.

To find the group go to studio located in the back right corner of the bookstore (not the café).

Food & Beverages are available for purchase.

CFI MI values the full participation for all attendees at our events, including individuals with disabilities, in accordance with our Event Culture and Expectations Policy. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event.

Cost: FREE / Donations Appreciated. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Dennis Gaymer, cafeinquiry-grandrapids@centerforinquiry.net, (616) 690-4696