Eric Liu, the bestselling author and national thought leader on active citizenship in America, will deliver a keynote address during Civic Nebraska’s 2021 Strengthening Democracy Awards on April 29.
“Eric Liu is an inspiring narrator and a pre-eminent evangelist of the notion of ‘When we all do better, we all do better,’” said Adam Morfeld, Civic Nebraska’s executive director. “We’re looking forward to learning from him and are excited for Nebraskans to have this opportunity to hear from a true innovator of democracy-building.”
Liu’s remarks come amid our continued efforts to fortify the state’s civic life in 2021. Civic Nebraska recently released the Nebraska Civic Health Index, a report on the state’s connectedness, activism, involvement, and institutional confidence.
Liu is co-founder and CEO of Seattle-based Citizen University, which builds a culture of powerful and responsible citizenship in the United States. He directs the Aspen Institute’s Citizenship and American Identity Program and is the author of several acclaimed books, including Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility, and Democracy (Sasquatch, 2019).
A speechwriter and deputy domestic policy adviser in the Clinton administration, Liu was later appointed by President Obama to the board of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Civic Nebraska’s Strengthening Democracy Awards honors Nebraskans of all ages who are active community-builders and who empower others to improve our shared civic life. Civic Nebraska is accepting nominations for the awards through March 31. Nominate a Nebraskan here.
Winners will be announced on April 12 and will be featured during our April 29 virtual event.