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235 East MLK BlvdChattanooga, TN 37403
235 East MLK Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403

What to Expect

We’ll gather at Barley beginning at 6:30, grab some refreshments, and will plan to start our discussion around 6:45.

The discussion will be open to all thoughts, ideas, and questions, but will also be guided by a few timely topics as outlined below.

Feel free to come late or leave early, as your schedule allows.


Barley is a great beverage and hangout spot right on MLK, with several good seating areas where the group can gather. Ample street parking is available on MLK and adjacent side streets.

What to Bring

We’ll have some light snacks, but feel free to bring any additional food for yourself or the group. Barley welcomes outside food!

Barley serves beer, wine, cocktails, and kombucha on tap. (If you were tempted to bring whiskey, you’d want to be discreet about it.)

Discussion Topics

We can chat about whatever strikes our fancy, but a couple timely things to think about:

How did you feel about the 2018 election, and how are you feeling about the upcoming 2020 election?

A lot has happened since we last met! How do you feel that things went in the last election, locally and nationally? Did anything surprise you? For 2020: how do you feel about the Democratic hopefuls? Do you think Trump might get challenged by another Republican? Will that Starbucks CEO actually run as an Independent?

Was 2018 “the year of the woman”?

We now have the most female Congress in history thanks to a landslide of victorious female candidates in 2018. It’s still early, but do you think that issues affecting women will be better handled by the new Congress? Do these gains feel bittersweet given that women are still vastly underrepresented (less than 25%) in both chambers?

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