Malala Yousafzai

July 26
7:30 p.m.
Who would have thought that the face of resistance to the brutality of fundamentalist rule could belong to an unassuming Pakistani schoolgirl? Malala Yousafzai has come to represent such courage following her attempted murder by Taliban enforcers in 2012. She was a 15-year-old girl who not only refused to cease her education but encouraged other girls to exercise the same defiance, and the Taliban intended to make a horrifying example of Yousafzai when they shot her in the head. She made a remarkable recovery, however, and rather than being terrorized into silence, spoke louder than ever. For her unwavering conviction to the cause of education and empowerment, Yousafzai became, at age 17, the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Yousafzai's inspiring story, recounted in her autobiography, I Am Malala, will be expounded upon in a one-night speaking engagement at Target Center. Audiences can expect to learn more of Yousafzai's past, present, and future as she continues her campaign to motivate young women throughout the world. Yousafzai will also take part in a Q&A to lend more perspective to both her personal story and the experiences of those living under fanatical dominion.