‘Leading voice of his generation’ Eric Liu to speak, sign books at Ivy Tech Northeast event



Author, educator, and civic entrepreneur Eric Liu will speak about race relations and mentoring at 6 p.m. April 29 at the Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus auditorium (7602 Patriot Crossing).

Called a leading voice of his generation by The New York Times and The Washington Post, Liu served as a White House speech writer for President Bill Clinton and has been a regular on-air contributor for MSNBC. He is a regular columnist for Time.com and a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com.

Liu is the author of a variety of books, including “Guiding Lights: The People Who  Lead Us Toward Our Purpose in Life,” which looks at the ways mentors can transform a life; “The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker,” which looks at race, identity, and assimilation and was a New York Times Notable Book; and “The True Patriot: A Pamphlet,” which was a national best-seller that encouraged progressives to reclaim patriotism.

A reception for Liu will run from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m., and he will begin his speech at 7 p.m. There will be time to sign books from 8:15 to 8:45 p.m.

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