He Named Me Malala shown for Women’s History Month

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Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The public is invited to a screening of He Named Me Malala to celebrate Women’s History Month at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, scheduled for Wednesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. in UCB Room 100.

The film is a portrait of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani educational activist who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends' school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley in 2012. The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls' education, was shot in the head, sparking international media outrage. Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading advocate for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014 became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

The event is sponsored by the UH Hilo Women’s Center.

For disability accommodation, contact Lehua McClung at 932-7380, 932-3334 (TTY), or lmcclung@hawaii.edu.

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