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Lessons in civic power with host Eric Liu

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Citizen University TVCitizen University TV offers an up-close look at lessons in civic power and engagement. Host Eric Liu delivers short lessons on the values, knowledge and skills of effective citizenship. He shares local examples of civic leadership in action and talks to people who are effecting change in their communities.

Eric Liu is founder of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Program on Citizenship and American Identity. He was a speechwriter and deputy domestic-policy adviser for President Bill Clinton. He is the author of You're More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen's Guide to Making Change Happen and A Chinaman's Chance, and co-author of The Gardens of Democracy and The True Patriot. For 11 years, Eric interviewed hundreds of Seattle's leaders for Seattle Voices on Seattle Channel. He is a regular columnist for CNN.com and a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com. 

Citizen University TV: Perform Power
Citizen University TV: Perform Power
12/20/201727:35

Performance is a powerful strategy for changing the game in politics and civic life according to host Eric Liu. Performing power is more than activist art or something on stage; it's about finding the courage to make powerful change. A Seattle performance-studies teacher and host of the Lulu Nation radio show sits down with Eric to share strategies that work in any arena, including the political field. And, we'll go inside We the Public, a onetime event that took place at Westlake Park on the first anniversary of the 2016 election. Why did the hosts, new to event organizing, trust art to spark conversations between strangers? In this final episode of the season, we revisit how people are working together to create and reclaim power in their communities and shift our nation's priorities.





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