Li Dan founded the Dongzhen School for AIDS Orphan Children in Henan province in 2003, launching his NGO career. He won the won Reebok Human Rights Award in 2006, the same year he co-founded the Manchurian Language Class. He founded the China Women’s Film Festival in 2013, which won the Intercultural Achievement Award from the Austrian Embassy the following year. He created the Crossroads Centre in Beijing. Last year the US State Department invited him to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program, and this year the EU’s European External Action Service invited him to participate in the EU Visitor Programme.