Friday, 17 November, 2017
In conjunction with the U.S. State Department's International Education Week, over 50 Project Pengyou Campus Chapters and Asia Society Confucius Classrooms across the U.S. will simultaneously launch events and social media campaigns to celebrate US-China study, engagement, and friendship. The Fulbright Program and the US-China Strong Foundation have also joined us as partners to spread the #PengyouDay campaign in their national networks!
The "#PengyouDay" campaign seeks to empower students of Chinese to spread their knowledge to other Americans, starting with simple conversations like the teaching of one word in Chinese to a friend.
Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows will be mobilizing their campuses on November 17, 2017 to lead a movement that promotes US-China study, engagement and friendship, joining in solidarity with thousands of like-minded young leaders across the country.
Project Pengyou (“Pengyou” means friend in Mandarin Chinese) is a program of the Golden Bridges Foundation, backed by funds from the Ford Foundation. Project Pengyou Chapters serve as a platform for young leaders with firsthand experiences in both the U.S. and China to build friendships with one another, fight xenophobia and promote collaboration, inclusion and mutual understanding in their community.