What does civility mean in a nation ever more divided along political and social divides? What is our responsibility as citizens, both to one another and to our own government? And most of all, how do we talk to people with whom we deeply disagree?
We are looking forward to having guidance on these topics from David Plazas, Opinion and Engagement Director with the USA TODAY Network Tennessee and the Tennessean. His award-winning work has focused on inequities in the public school system, affordable housing, transit, and local and state politics. As the leader of the Civility Tennessee campaign, which began in 2018, he seeks to promote, encourage and model civically engaged practices that focus on citizen empowerment and democratic renewal.