Event Title

Malala Rising

Location

Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)

Start Date

30-9-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

30-9-2014 3:15 PM

Description

Dr. Paul Bueno de Mesquita, Professor, Psychology, and Director, Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies; and Kay Johnson, Adjunct Faculty, Education. On October 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani girl, was shot in the head at close range by a Taliban gunman on her way home from school. A girl with a strong desire to learn, she was attacked simply because she had spoken out for gender equality and fair access to education. After a miraculous recovery from an otherwise fatal gunshot wound, Malala was invited to speak at the United Nations on July 22th, 2013 – her 16th birthday. She delivered a powerful message, challenging the world community to practice peace and education as the most powerful weapons against terrorism and violence. After viewing a video of her speech at the UN, participants in this workshop will learn about the historical, cultural, and political context of her life in Pakistan, and be introduced to the nonviolence strategies and human rights philosophy embraced by the Pashtun people of her region for centuries.

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Sep 30th, 2:00 PM Sep 30th, 3:15 PM

Malala Rising

Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)

Dr. Paul Bueno de Mesquita, Professor, Psychology, and Director, Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies; and Kay Johnson, Adjunct Faculty, Education. On October 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani girl, was shot in the head at close range by a Taliban gunman on her way home from school. A girl with a strong desire to learn, she was attacked simply because she had spoken out for gender equality and fair access to education. After a miraculous recovery from an otherwise fatal gunshot wound, Malala was invited to speak at the United Nations on July 22th, 2013 – her 16th birthday. She delivered a powerful message, challenging the world community to practice peace and education as the most powerful weapons against terrorism and violence. After viewing a video of her speech at the UN, participants in this workshop will learn about the historical, cultural, and political context of her life in Pakistan, and be introduced to the nonviolence strategies and human rights philosophy embraced by the Pashtun people of her region for centuries.