Project Pengyou Chapters in the News: Grinnell Chapter Fights Xenophobia on Campus!

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The Project Pengyou Grinnell Chapter has been hard at work this year building awareness on their campus about xenophobia towards China. They’ve held several successful events including a Pengyou Day focused on revealing negative rhetoric towards China in media.

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Pengyou Day 2015 at Grinnell.

Recently, the Grinnell team spoke with Grinnell College’s student news organization about their experiences at the Leadership Training Summit and their motivations for starting a Chapter. Leadership Fellow Alethea Cook explained that she sees herself as Taiwanese American, and as someone who has struggled to define her identity. She is motivated by the fact that Project Pengyou is based on changing cultural perceptions and stereotypes through people to people relations.

Adam Dalton and Sophie Wright, two other current Chapter leaders and Fellows, describe their personal growth and development at the Leadership Training Summit as skills they will carry with them.

Good work Grinnell Pengyous, we are proud of your efforts to dispel stereotypes on your campus. We look forward to seeing what the Grinnell Chapter will achieve in the future!

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