there are a lot of people in shanghai that lack a hukou which is required for an education. if people don't have this they have to go back to their home town or not have an education, yet nobody does anything about it.
15 year old Zhan was one of the people who did not have a hukou and because of it she was not aloud to take the highschool entrance exam but unlike others this encouraged her to speak up and do something about this not only for her sake but for the sake of many people who are too scared to speak up.
high school entrance exam
Zhan organized a protest infront of shanghai's education bureau.
THIS IS UNFAIR
YOU HAVE TO STOP
at first the backlash was sever. Her family was briefly evicted. Local authorities threw her father in jail.
she once said her heroes were martin luther king, aung san suu kyi, and hu shi which are very well known people, but mostly known for making a difference which let everybody know that one way or another she was gonna make an impact
MY Heroes martin luther king, aung san suu kyi, hu shi
during an interview she said," a free and democratic country cannot be made up by slaves." she was allowed to continue her education and definitely made a difference.