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At Queen Mary University of London next year, Li will study for a master’s degree in contemporary writing and culture. In his second year, he hopes to work on a creative project at Goldsmiths College at the University of London.
Li’s graduate work at Queen Mary will revolve around reparation for those who feel emotionally hurt by racism, classism, sexism or other discrimination.
"What are ways you can repair a community that has been discriminated against? After racism, what is the proper response for a government or even a neighbor to help address your suffering?" he explained.
Ultimately, through writing and teaching, he’d like to help people understand that their words and actions can deeply affect others and that it’s their business to repair damage.
"Social healing is something the government is never going to do for you," said Li. "It’s something you have a responsibility to do in your daily life."
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