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Book Club: I am Malala

We are pleased to announce our second book club selection of the semester: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Last day to sign up is April 1, in person, in the LIVE Office (in Wood Center). You will have all of April to read it and we will have a book lunch to discuss it April 29 from 1-2p.

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. 

Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

If these dates work for you, sign up! Free book, free lunch, great story!

Check out our Facebook page for more information: UAF LIVE.

A Place at the Table: Leadership Movie Discussion

Join SAO  7pm March 10th in the Wood Center Ballroom for a spectacular and enlightening veiwing of A Place at the Table, a documentary on the hunger crisis in America. 

"As of 2012, about 50 million Americans were food insecure. This was approximately 1 in 6 of the overall population, with the proportion of children facing food insecurity even higher at about 1 in 4. One in every two children receive federal food assistance.[4][5] The film sees directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America, largely through the stories of three people suffering from food insecurity:

  • Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two children;
  • Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and
  • Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health problems are exacerbated by the largely-empty calories her hard-working mother can afford."

Afterwards participate in a LIVE Program Leadership discussion about the hunger situation, the views presented in the movie, and ways we as students can get involved led by Cara Hollingsworth.