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Lessons in civic power with host Eric Liu

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Citizen University TV offers an up-close look at lessons in civic power and engagement.

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: Performing Power
Citizen University TV: Performing Power

To gain power, you must perform power. In this episode of Citizen University TV, Eric Liu examines the role of art and performance in civic change. Writers in the Schools teaching artist Nikkita Oliver helps students strike a "pose of power" through poetry. Plus, Bill Moyer, of the Backbone Campaign and a founding father of kayaktivism, discusses how artful civic engagement can elevate messages and effect change.


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