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.