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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: Civic Saturday
Citizen University TV: Civic Saturday

Citizen University TV hits the road with a special presentation of Civic Saturday, a series of community gatherings designed to instill a spirit of shared purpose - with liberty, equality and self-government at the heart. And when you add singing, poetry, readings and speeches, you get a lively and unique civic experience. Eric Liu explores the question: Who really is a dreamer? Responding to Donald Trump's recent comment that, "Americans are dreamers, too," Liu fires back, "Dreamers are American, too." His civic talk at the Hillman City Collaboratory centers on young undocumented immigrants, who under the DREAM Act would have been able to achieve a pathway to citizenship, and an exploration of the American Dream and what it means for the insiders and outsiders in American life.


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