At 18, Malala Yousafzai is an activist with a worldwide impact. Since surviving an assassination attempt, she has gone on to pen a book, star in a documentary, win a Nobel, and travel the world sharing her passion for education.
Now she'll be making her way to Minneapolis, as Target Center announced this morning that Yousafzai will be giving a rare talk and Q&A session in July.
In 2012, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a school bus home in Swat Valley, Pakistan. It was an assassination attempt, as the 15-year-old student, a BBC blogger, had written on violence in her hometown as well as her plan to study for exams despite young women in the area being banned from school (the ban was eventually lifted). Severely injured, she was flown to Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, England, where she made a remarkable recovery.
Since that time, Yousafzai has become an international activist, championing worldwide access to education. In 2014, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at 17, becoming the youngest recipient of the honor.
Her memoir, I Am Malala, has been published in over 27 countries, and last fall a documentary, He Named Me Malala, was released.
Tickets to her Minneapolis appearance go on sale this Monday.
IF YOU GO:
An Evening with Malala Yousafzai
Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.
$33 - $153
Tickets: On sale Monday, April 18 at 10 a.m.