This Sunday, July 24 marks a rare chance to see Malala Yousafzai in person at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in the University District. Yousafzai’s major life events include, but are not limited to: Standing up for a girls’ right to education, getting shot by the Taliban, authoring the book I am Malala (adapted into a feature film) and being the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Event organizer, Unique Lives, has this to say about the event:
“I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.”
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.
Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.
I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
Unique Lives: Malala Yousafzai
When: Sunday, July 24, 7:30pm
Where: Hec Edmundson Pavilion (3870 Montlake Blvd NE)
Tickets are available online, starting at $25