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Film Screening: “The Schools Out of City,” Featuring Discussion with Executive Director (PEER), Hong Liu and Co-producer, Xinran Liang
April 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hong Liu, Executive Director of PEER, an NGO dedicated to promoting educational equity in rural China
Xinran Liang, Co-producer of the documentary
Menghan Shen, Associate Professor of Government, Sun Yat-Sen University; Research Fellow, HKS
Rural China. Mysterious, distant, silent. What does it mean to address rural-urban educational inequality in China as an individual and a volunteer? What does it mean to promote ‘quality education’ in rural county high schools, inside out? What does it mean to be ‘on the ground’? The Schools Out of City (沉默的县中) follows the footsteps of long-term volunteers in three high schools in rural Hunan and Guangxi and invites its audience to a world of bottom-up educational experiments. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with Hong Liu, executive director of the rural education NGO, PEER, Xinran Liang, co-producer of the documentary, and Menghan Shen, Associate Professor of Government at Sun Yat-Sen University and research fellow at HKS.
PEER is an NGO founded in 2007 by a group of Harvard alumni to promote educational equity in rural China. It has over a decade of experience of working with students and teachers from rural county schools. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.