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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 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: Organize in Narratives
Citizen University TV: Organize in Narratives
7/19/201728:47

To make change in civic life, use story to your advantage and "organize in narratives." To do that, host Eric Liu suggests you stir up a new sense of us. He describes us as the collective narratives of challenge, choice and purpose that define a community. In addition, Liu says it's also necessary to explain who has what and why and to awaken the hero in us all. Then, learn about a proposal to build a street food market consisting of low-income immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs. And, hear from the founder and editor of the South Seattle Emerald. He shares a compelling story of us, linked to the changing face of Columbia City and Rainier Valley.



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