Wei Jie Chen is a Digital Content Intern at Global Citizen. As an Ethnic Studies major at Hampshire College, he wrote a thesis on the labor and political history of Manhattan’s Chinatown and the experience of second-class citizenship. Wei is a native New Yorker born in Queens and raised in Brooklyn with a passion for documenting the socioeconomic realities of urban life, critiquing culture, and re-imagining political praxis. He watches foreign language films and listens to underground hip hop.
I am global citizen because I believe that we need to think critically about what it means to be a citizen today before we can effectively engage in eradicating structural inequalities.
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