Drinking Liberally in Charlotte
Posted on 16 Apr 2009 by Desiree Kane
There are few things in this world as rewarding as cheap vino and a welcoming host when attending an event, let alone attending an event based around politics. Yes, there is a place you can go to speak openly and candidly in Charlotte to not only get a good deal on 1/2 priced wine but also be welcomed warmly by a healthy and eclectic mixture of educated individuals who meet to chat government policy, local economic strife, sustainable housing initiatives, the list goes on …
Drinking Liberally meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, starting around 7pm at Dolce Vita on North Davidson in NoDa (3205 North Davidson Street).
The people are warm and, in a rare show of honest human altruism, actually care to hear other viewpoints that may or may not coincide with their own. Marcus Williams (@speaktruth2pwr on Twitter, Pecha Kucha alum), Mark Campbell, & Libby Ringwald host the (free!) bi-weekly event where attendees are encouraged to put their views out there, learn about others, socialize, and commiserate in a non-confrontational manner… all around the most common substance in the world known and loved for bringing people together: alcohol.
Drinking Liberally is a social club intent on taking the taboo out of talking politics. It is a left-leaning group of progressive thinking, like-minded folks of all ages hailing from all over the Charlotte area. The venue, Dolce Vita, hosts an equally as eclectic wine selection so come, share yourself, share your views and share a beer with this fantastic display of truly kind, intelligent, and forward thinking group of people.
photos: Mark Campbell; view these photos on Flickr