Watch event for Eric Liu speaker event to take place as a part of the Active Citizen Series

The Elon community will gather to watch this event on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Moseley Center First Floor.

The Elon community will gather to watch this talk presented by Eric Liu, co-founder and CEO of Citizen University, a nonprofit national platform that fosters citizenship through activism, communication, and education.

He launched and now directs the Aspen Institute’s Citizenship and American Identity Program to advance conversation about the nature of American national identity. The son of Chinese immigrants, Liu was a White House speechwriter and deputy domestic policy advisor for President Bill Clinton. He is the author of several books including “The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker,” “The Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen” and “Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility and Democracy.”

The Active Citizen Series is designed to cultivate the next generation of informed leaders who will help strengthen communities and shape our democracy. This event will allow students to gain a deeper understanding of how government works and to develop the necessary skills to engage in civil discourse across political divides.

The watch event is sponsored by the Council on Civic Engagement, Elon Core Curriculum, North Carolina Campus Compact and Kernodle Center for Civic Life.