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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 and a correspondent for 

Citizen University TV: Protest to Power
Citizen University TV: Protest to Power

We live in an age of protest. On campuses, in the streets and social media, protestors around the world are challenging the status quo. Host Eric Liu explores how to move from protest to power on this episode of Citizen University TV. The historic 15 Now movement in Seattle provides a fitting backdrop. How did the fight for a $15 minimum wage in the city pay off? Liu talks with 15 Now leaders, including Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and David Rolf, president of SEIU 775 - which waged the successful campaign - and author of "The Fight for Fifteen: The Right Wage for a Working America."


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