Most people think power is a dirty word because it often implies coercion and sometimes violence. But used the right way it can bring about civic change. The key is learning how to use power to engage, organize and act. In his book You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen, author Eric Liu lays out strategies for practicing power and changing the power dynamic whether on the local, state or national level.
He joins the Morning Shift to talk about the legitimacy of power structures and why power is not a right but a gift.
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