Franklin Tomorrow held its monthly FrankTalks lecture series on Monday, April 8, with a panel focusing on civility and measures to increase civic engagement at SPARK, Lipscomb’s Idea Center in Cool Springs.
Leading the panel was David Plazas, opinion & engagement editor for The Tennessean; Shanna Singh Hughey of Think Tennessee; and Franklin Mayor Ken Moore.
“Civility is a shared contract to respect each other,” Plazas said. “That might mean engaging in conversations that are uncomfortable.”
In January 2018, under Plazas’ leadership, The Tennessean launched Civility Tennessee, a yearlong campaign to engage the community. Hughey is president of ThinkTennessee, a nonpartisan think tank based in Nashville. In 2018, Franklin Mayor Ken Moore created Unite Williamson in an effort to bring together and connect faith-based organizations for the benefit of everyone in our community. The group held its first inter-faith prayer breakfast in Fall 2018.
FrankTalks is presented in cooperation with Williamson Medical Center, a sustaining partner with Franklin Tomorrow, as well as Renasant Bank.