Dixon Explains Civility Initiative; First Forum Tuesday in Memphis

Tennessee Bar Association President Jackie Dixon was featured today in the Tennessean for her work with the TBA Civility and Free Expression Initiative. The public forums will be held in Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville, with each program focusing on a different, local topic of interest within the overall theme of civility and free speech. The Memphis event is Tuesday. "It just takes some things we all learned in kindergarten: being polite and listening, being courteous and being open to new ideas," Dixon says in explaining civility. "If we just plant the seeds in the minds of 100 people in Memphis and 100 here in Nashville and in Knoxville and in a wide variety of people, maybe they might start thinking about ways to be more civil and other ways to teach the young people they encounter as well."