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Join fellow SVP Partners and Investees for an evening of conversation, connection and civic action! Hear from Citizen University’s Eric Liu who focuses on building a stronger culture of citizenship in this new America, and Rich Stolz, Executive Director of SVP Investee, OneAmerica, which works to advance the fundamental principles of democracy and justice in immigrant communities. Plus, learn about the work SVP has been doing over the last year and explore how we will deepen our efforts to bring people together and amplify their impact.
Eric Liu is the founder and CEO of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program. He is the author of several books, including “You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen” (March 2017), “A Chinaman’s Chance,” “The Gardens of Democracy,” and “The Accidental Asian.” Eric served as a White House speechwriter and policy adviser for President Bill Clinton. He is a regular columnist for CNN.com and a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com.
Rich Stolz was born in Seoul, South Korea. His parents met in Korea, when his father, an American citizen, worked there in the construction field. His mother became a naturalized citizen, and Rich’s family moved to the United States when he was three. Rich grew up in Redwood City, California, where he was raised by his mother. Growing up, Rich was always conscious of his bi-racial identity, which was framed by his and his mother’s experience as new-comers to the United States. From an early age, Rich thought a good deal about what it meant to be a citizen, what it meant to be American, and the consequences of prejudice.