Citizen University TVLessons in civic power with host Eric Liu
About Citizen University TV
Citizen 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.
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.