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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: Organize in Narratives
Citizen University TV: Organize in Narratives

To make change in civic life, use story to your advantage and "organize in narratives." To do that, host Eric Liu suggests you stir up a new sense of us. He describes us as the collective narratives of challenge, choice and purpose that define a community. In addition, Liu says it's also necessary to explain who has what and why and to awaken the hero in us all. Then, learn about a proposal to build a street food market consisting of low-income immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs. And, hear from the founder and editor of the South Seattle Emerald. He shares a compelling story of us, linked to the changing face of Columbia City and Rainier Valley.


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