By Kimberly K. Fu
What would it be like to grow up in a world where education wasn’t valued and women had no voice?
Such was the discussion in Vacaville Wednesday night following a screening of “He Named Me Malala” at Brenden Theatres.
Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani native, was just 15 when she stood up to the Taliban and spoke out for girls’ rights to education. She was shot but recovered and has since become an advocate for education and women’s rights. She’s also a Nobel Laureate.
Following the movie, sponsored by Brenden and the Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club, Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan, County Office of Education Superintendent Lisette Estrella-Hendersen, Vacaville Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals member Kim Whittaker, Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Jim Frazier, Jennifer Barton, and Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Anna Eaton hosted a lively discussion.