May 17, 2022 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Nobel Laureate and Education Activist Malala Yousafzai to Speak in Beverly Hills

May 15, 2022 at Saban Theatre

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel recipient and activist for education and equality is coming to Beverly Hills as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.  She is appearing live at the Saban Theatre on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 7:00pm.  Seats are available until May 10th for $85.00 each at www.speakersla.com.

“Malala Yousafzai’s continued advocacy is an inspiration to those who fight for children throughout the globe” said Kathy Winterhalder, Founder of the Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California. “She is a hero to so many.  The community interest in seeing her has been tremendous and has initiated the unusual decision to open up tickets to non-subscribers. 

There are not many young women who have survived an assassination attempt, or become the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate, or opened the largest library in Europe declaring “pens and books are the weapons that will defeat terrorism.”  Even with these accomplishments, Yousafzai does not consider herself extraordinary. That is “simply Malala,” as she would describe herself.

Born on July 12th, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan, Yousafzai was enrolled in her father’s school in Pakistan at the age of four. Truly her father’s daughter, while other children were playing with toys, Yousafzai fantasized about giving lectures. Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, is a Pakistani educator, activist, and humanitarian who established a thriving school in their rural home in Swat Valley. 

Inspired by her father’s activism, Yousafzai began her campaign for girls’ education at age eleven with her anonymous blog for the BBC, Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl, about life under the Taliban. She soon began advocating publicly for girls’ education and would join her father on his visits to neighboring villages to recruit for the school. While he spoke to the men, she would speak to the women. Their crusade was the subject of a New York Times short documentary in 2009. Independently, Yousafzai began attracting international media attention and awards. Due to her increased prominence, in October 2012, she was shot in the head on her way home from school by a terrorist. Not only did she survive that horrific attack, but she also did not let that act of violence deter her from her mission. 

From her new home in England, she continued speaking up for the young girls. After months of surgery, she co-founded the Malala Fund to continue her campaign to see all girls in school. A year later, in December 2014, Yousafzai received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work for education and equality at just 17 years old.  She graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in 2020. Her best-selling memoir, I Am Malala, has been translated into more than 40 languages. 

The Distinguished Speaker Series is at the SABAN Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.  Yousafzai’s program begins at 7:00pm.  She is the last presenter of six talks offered as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series of the Westside.  Her evening will conclude with a half-hour unfiltered and candid question and answer session. Tickets to Malala Yousafzai are available until May 10th for $85.00 each and can be purchased by visiting our web site at www.speakersla.com.

in NEWS
Related Posts

Alcohol a Factor in Griffith Park fatal Hit and Run of Senior Gay Cyclist

May 13, 2022

May 13, 2022

77-year-old Andrew Jelmert killed in April 23 hit and run training for AIDS/Lifecycle By Susan Payne The Los Angeles Police...

Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Receive LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader Designation

May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022

Kaiser Permanente’s 15 hospitals recognized by Humans Rights Campaign  By Susan Payne This year, Kaiser Permanente’s 15 hospitals in southern...

‘Match the Stars’ During MisMatch Game Performance Benefitting the LGBT Center

May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022

By Susan Payne An unstoppable comedy phenomenon is set to reach a $200,000 goal in money raised for the Los...

Confidential Settlement Made With Many LGBTQ Students at USC Over Alleged Doctor Misconduct

May 5, 2022

May 5, 2022

More than 80 former patients accuse Dr. Dennis Kel of sexual battery, harassment and inappropriate remarks By Susan Payne In...

Audio Meets Reality in ‘Being Trans’ Podcast Series Showcasing the Lives of Four Transgender Individuals of the LA Area

May 5, 2022

May 5, 2022

Through narrative-style storytelling, BEING Studios gives listeners an intimate, first-person access into the worlds of people they may not otherwise...

Orange County Man Faces Federal Charge on Suspicion of Making Anti-LGBT Threats Against Merriam-Webster

April 29, 2022

April 29, 2022

Jeremy Hanson of Rossmore charged in connection to October threats  By Susan Payne  An Orange County man faces a federal...

Palm Springs Approves Universal Income Pilot Program for Transgender, Nonbinary Residents

April 29, 2022

April 29, 2022

Payments to start in 2023 By Susan Payne A guaranteed income pilot program that would provide transgender and nonbinary residents...

Compton Man Arrested for Allegedly Targeting, Robbing 20+ Gay Men He Met on Grindr

April 24, 2022

April 24, 2022

By Susan Payne Authorities have announced the arrest of a Compton man who allegedly targeted and robbed more than 20...

Mars Wright, ProjectQ Mural in Hollywood Illuminates “Trans Joy”

April 24, 2022

April 24, 2022

By Susan Payne A two-building mural in East Hollywood commissioned by nonprofit ProjectQ represents Trans joy designed and painted by...

L.A. County Business to Florida, Texas Banned Amid LGBTQ Policies

April 24, 2022

April 24, 2022

The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors has voted to ban all county travel to Florida and Texas due to policies...

Superior Court Rules Diverse Company Board Laws Unconstitutional

April 8, 2022

April 8, 2022

On the first of April, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled the law which requires California-based or headquartered...

Models of Pride Festival Returns in Person, Online

April 8, 2022

April 8, 2022

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Mayhem Miller glanced at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Models of Pride Festival crowd, ready to...

Anti-LGBTQ+ Attack in Pasadena Sparks Active Hate Crime Investigation

April 8, 2022

April 8, 2022

By Susan Payne The Pasadena Police Department needs public assistance in finding the individuals responsible for attacking three Ixtapa Cantina...

VAWA Reauthorization Act Is a ‘Monumental’ Win for LGBTQ Survivors

April 1, 2022

April 1, 2022

President Joe Biden signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law mid-March and for Terra Russell-Slavin, the chief impact...