Malala Yousafzai refused to back down when she saw her community in need. And she almost paid for that courage with her life.
The Morgridge Center for Public Service is proud to partner with Go Big Read this year as to present I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot By the Taliban.
Malala, who was recently awared the 2014 Noble Peace Prize, was shot by Taliban fighters in 2012 after refusing to adhere to their views on women and education in her Pakistani village. Her courage and story have inspired millions worldwide.
This year, the Go Big Read program has dedicated its focus on service. We hope Malala’s story inspires students to stand up for injustices in their own communities and build service into their everyday lives.
UW-Madison students interested in service opportunities should visit our website at morgridge.wisc.edu. Students can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org talk to a peer adviser about volunteer opportunities.
We encourage all students and community members to explore Malala’s story more on Oct. 27:
October 27, 7:00 pm at Varsity Hall in Union South
Shiza Shadid is the CEO and co-founder of the Malala Fund, which supports local entrepreneurs who have developed programs to increase educational access for women.