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Equity and Diversity News and Announcements

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Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala to speak in Omaha for Girls Inc. this summer

July 22, 2016

Kelly: Crowd at Malala event moved by Omaha teen's poem, 'Dear Terrorist'

They came to hear Malala, who didn’t disappoint. But the 3,500 who attended the Girls Inc. luncheon Monday received a stunning bonus....

— an Omaha Muslim teenager’s powerful poem, “Dear Terrorist.” She began:

I’m tired. I’m tired of others hearing ‘Islam’ and assuming terrorism. Muslim, and assuming terrorist.

Of feeling guilty on the anniversary of 9/11, your celebration...

She is the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, an advocate for education and the rights of women and girls. Still a teenager, she is known worldwide by merely her first name — Malala.

And she is coming to Omaha on July 18, speaking at the fundraising luncheon for the nonprofit Girls Inc.

“She is probably going to be our most meaningful speaker for girls to date,” said Roberta Wilhelm, the social service agency’s executive director. “Girls are moved by her story and relate to her.”

Millions of others around the world are moved by the story of Malala Yousafzai, who survived an execution-style shooting by the Taliban on a school bus when she was 15.



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