Nobelist Malala, survivor of Taliban shooting, connects with audience at sold-out UB event

Published September 21, 2017

An article in the Buffalo News reports on Tuesday’s Distinguished Speakers Series program by Malala Yousafzai, the teenage activist who protested a Taliban ban on education for girls and survived a shooting attack to the face, and who became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Liesl Folks, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, served as moderator. 

"The Taliban made a big mistake. They wanted to silence me," she said. "Now I'm speaking globally for all girls."

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Malala’s visit to UB received wide local coverage, with stories also appearing on WIVB-TV, WKBW-TV and Spectrum News. In addition, stories on WIVB-TV and Business First report Malala’s visit to UB will provide an opportunity for a local nonprofit, the Girls Education Collaborative, to help grow awareness about educational opportunities for girls around the world.