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06/27/2013 02:11 pm ET Updated Jun 27, 2013

Reimagining Citizenship (LIVESTREAM)

TIME: 3:20p-4:20p EST

On Thursday, June 27, from 3:20pm to 4:20pm EST, the Washington Post’s E. J. Dionne, Jr., United We Dream’s Cristina Jiménez, Co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots Mark Meckler, and Rock the Vote’s Heather Smith discuss with moderator, author, and civic entrepreneur Eric Liu whether or not the spirit of citizenship is still alive in America. Past generations had the draft and epic fights for civil rights. Before that, Tocqueville described how barn-raisings and self-government were part of the same civic impulse. But what is citizenship in America today? What should it mean, beyond a bundle of rights and benefits? What are the responsibilities, individual and collective, of a modern citizen? Whether we are newly naturalized or longstanding Americans, what do we owe our country? From electoral reform to national service, from local non-governmental innovation to a program of Americanization and immigrant integration, it's time for a new citizenship agenda - one that defies traditional left-right divides. In this session, some of America's leading thinkers from the right and the left to explore how we can all renew and reinforce a culture of strong citizenship in our nation.

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