He Named Me Malala Film Screening

November 16, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Krauss Hall 012 (Yukiyoshi Room)

When 11-year-old blogger Malala Yousafzai began detailing her experiences in the Swat Valley of Pakistan for the BBC, she had no idea what momentous changes were coming in her life.

Her father, Ziauddin, a school founder and dedicated teacher, was outspoken in his belief that girls, including his beloved daughter, had a right to an education.

As they continued to speak out against restrictions imposed by extremists, Ziauddin received constant death threats, so many that he began to sleep in different places. But it was Malala who was almost killed, shot in the head by a gunman on her way home from school. Her survival and recovery have been little short of miraculous.

Through her speeches, her autobiography I Am Malala, the work of her fund, and her travels to places where girls’ education is in crisis, she has continued to focus on the effort to give all girls safe schools, qualified teachers, and the materials they need to learn.

The film He Named Me Malala both celebrates her dedication to this cause and gives the viewer insight into her motivation.

Her efforts are ongoing and they are realized through her organization, the Malala Fund, which “empowers girls through quality secondary education to achieve their potential and inspire positive change in their communities.”

This event is part of Mānoa International Education Week. See the full calendar of events at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/international/international_education_week.

This film screening is sponsored by SEED Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Success (IDEAS).

Event Sponsor
Mānoa International Education Week, Mānoa Campus

More Information
(808) 956-6636, http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/international/international_education_week

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