Gather with a Common Purpose

Civic Saturday

In a time of deep anxiety, disconnectedness, and political polarization, people need a place to come together in civic community—in a room, face-to-face—to reflect on and rededicate ourselves to the values and practices of being a contributing member in civic life within the United States.

Civic Saturday gathers friends and strangers together to nurture a spirit of shared purpose. At the gathering we connect around the values and practices of being an active citizen, reckon with and reflect on our nation’s creed, and build relationships that create new civic traditions that are joyful and communal.

Civic Saturday began in Seattle, and is now in over 30 cities across the country. Learn more about upcoming gatherings below!

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You can start your own Civic Saturday where you live when you join our Civic Saturday Fellowship Program. Applications are open now for the 2020 cycle and close November 20th.

Contact Program Manager Taneum to connect with a local Civic Saturday Fellow or to learn if there is an upcoming Civic Saturday near you!

Upcoming Gatherings
Past Sermons

Upcoming Civic Saturday Gatherings


Seattle, WA | RSVP to Attend

Led by Citizen University


Lincoln, NE | RSVP to Attend

Hosted by Civic Nebraska

Artist in Residence

Citizen University has welcomed the first ever Artists in Residence to Civic Saturday in Seattle.

Naa Akua, Poet in Residence, has joined the Civic Saturday team. They will be bringing their talent as an artist to the gatherings and leading groups of community members to further spark civic thought and reflection.

Read Eric Liu’s recent sermons from Citizen University led Civic Saturday gatherings.

Better Hypocrites, delivered August 10, 2019 in St. Louis, MO

The Story of Our Roots, delivered August 3, 2019 in Seattle, WA

Being Responsible, delivered April 6, 2019 in Seattle, WA

Beyond Liberation, delivered February 2, 2019 in Seattle, WA

Watch recordings of select Civic Saturday gatherings, filmed by Seattle Channel
Episodes here

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