Thu 11 Jul 2013–Fri 12 Jul 2013


Malala Day

A collaboration between Southbank Centre, Plan UK and A World at School

Join Sarah Brown and Jude Kelly to mark the birthday of inspirational education campaigner Malala Youzafzai, and her youth takeover at the UN.

Plan UK, A World at School and Southbank Centre present a series of activities to stand in solidarity with Malala and young people everywhere campaigning for the right to education.

12 July 2013 is Malala Yousafzai's 16th birthday: a day she might not have lived to see, having been shot at the age of 15 simply for campaigning for girls' education.

On 12 July, Malala will mark her birthday by leading the first ever youth takeover of the UN General Assembly in New York. Malala will deliver the highest leadership of the UN an official youth call to action on their vision for education and ending poverty.

Join us for a screening of Malala's first public address since the shocking attack from the UN live from New York, with a keynote from Sarah Brown and a very special guest, a youth-led panel discussion and the premiere of a new film about girls' education under attack.

Throughout 11 and 12 July, the drop-in Malala Digital Newsroom takes over the Soft Space at Queen Elizabeth Hall. Come and interact in the online discussion on the youth call to action, and explore a range of resources on the importance of education, girls' rights and the role of youth in ending poverty.

We celebrate and support the power and potential of education because it matters. It will save lives. It will transform futures. It will unleash the incredible potential of young people and their communities.

'This is an opportunity for every young person on the planet to get together and tell the world: we will get our education, be it at home, in school or any place' Malala Yousafzai


Live stream of Malala's first public address from the UN and panel discussion
12 July
The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Please arrive by 2pm as this event is open to the public and seats will be limited.

Malala Digital Newsroom
11-12 July
Queen Elizabeth Hall Soft Space, Southbank Centre
Drop-in sessions - come at any time.
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