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2017 Citizen University Conference – Reckoning + Repair in America


Hello changemakers, activists, and community catalysts!


We want you to attend the 2017 Citizen University taking place in Seattle on March 24th and 25th!


Citizen University is an annual national conference; it is a creative and vibrant gathering on the art of powerful citizenship. Hundreds of change makers, activists and catalysts from across the United States show up to learn about power, build their networks and recharge their sense of purpose. The theme for this year’s conference is Reckoning and Repair in America. As the event website states: “We face deep divisions across the country. Now more than ever, we the people have to step up: to reckon with injustice across ideological divides and to repair our frayed social fabric.”

Citizen University invites everyone–regardless of national origin or documentation status–to practice the art of citizenship and civic participation. For more information about Citizen University and to see the agenda and list of the amazing speakers and presenters, please visit their website.

Citizen University 2017 is taking place on Friday, March 24th from 5:30-9:30PM AND Saturday, March 25th from 8AM-5:30PM at Seattle Center. The University of Washington* is covering the cost for 30 UW students to attend this dynamic conference.

What is required of the UW students selected to attend Citizen University 2017?

  • Attend a pre-conference orientation on Thursday, March 9th from 5:30-7pm in Mary Gates Hall, Room 171. Complete pre-conference reflection assignments.
  • Attend and participate in the entire conference on Friday, March 24th from 5:30-9:30pm AND Saturday, March 25th from 8am-6pm at Seattle Center.


  • Participate in a post-conference conversation on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:30-7PM in Mary Gates Hall, Room 171, and complete post-conference reflection assignments.


If you are interested in one of the sponsored registrations for Citizen University, complete this questionnaire. Please recognize that if you are selected to attend the conference, your registration costs will be covered by the University of Washington. These sponsored conference registrations are limited; we ask that only those fully committed to attending complete the interest form. Deadline for consideration is Monday, 2/27 at 11:59pm. (We will confirm your spot by Friday, March 3rd.)

If you have any questions about the commitment required for the conference, please feel free to contact Nani Vishwanath at or Kathryn Pursch Cornforth at

*Sponsored student registrations for Citizen University were made possible by the Husky Leadership Initiative and the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center.