Speaking Event: The Chinese American Dream

When & Where
World Affairs Council
312 Sutter Street 2nd Floor Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94108
July 29, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact
info@worldaffairs.org
415 293 4600

Just as China has experienced a remarkable economic ascent, Chinese Americans too are modern exemplars of the “American Dream,” going from servitude to success in 150 years. While this achievement is impressive for so many Chinese immigrant families, not all are living that dream. Despite the tales of success, some still feel left behind, others feel anxiety with China’s economic rise, while still others continue to struggle with the idea of what it means to be an American. As the founder and CEO of Citizen University, Eric Liu explores the complexities of American identity and seeks to revitalize the idea of citizenship in the United States. Liu will touch upon what it means to be a Chinese American in this grand moment for China and the United States and how each generation throughout America’s kaleidoscope of migration and acculturation has changed this country.

SPEAKER: Eric Liu
Founder and CEO, Citizen University

Member  Free
Non-member  $15.00
Student  $5.00