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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: Who Decides?
Citizen University TV: Who Decides?
5/11/201629:08

Get a crash course in civic agenda setting. Who decides? On what issues? And how? Host Eric Liu breaks down the decision-making process. Then, how to engage people who have historically not been involved in government. Learn about Youth Voice, Youth Choice, a participatory budgeting initiative that gives young Seattle residents (ages 11 to 25) a say in the city budget process. Plus, Eric sits down with Estela Ortega of El Centro de la Raza to discuss the importance of organizing to influence decision makers.

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