UCSB Arts & Lectures announces Malala Yousafzai: An Afternoon with the 2014 Nobel Peace Laureate, featuring a rare appearance by the world-renowned advocate for girls’ education, Saturday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m. at the Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, in Santa Barbara. An audience Q-and-A will follow the presentation.
Tickets will go on sale in a phased rollout. Currently enrolled UCSB students can purchase tickets on Friday, March 13 at 10:00 a.m. (available online or in person at the A&L ticket office). Arts & Lectures’ Producers Circle members can purchase tickets on Friday, March 13 at 10:00 a.m. (available by phone at 805-893-3535 or in person at the A&L ticket office). Arts & Lectures’ Circle of Friends members and Arts & Lectures’ series subscribers can purchase tickets on Monday, March 30 (available by phone at 805-893-3535 or in person at the A&L ticket office). Tickets are available to the general public on Monday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. (available online, by phone at 805-893-3535, or in person at the A&L ticket office.)
Malala Yousafzai is a teenage girl with extraordinary courage and conviction. CNN calls her “the bravest girl in the world.” After she was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for defying their edict barring girls from school, the then-15 year old from northern Pakistan made a miraculous recovery. Now studying in England, she has gone on to be an outspoken voice for the voiceless, championing the right to an education for children everywhere and advocating for peace.
For her humanitarian efforts, Malala was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize – and, as a result, became the youngest Nobel Laureate in history.
“This award is not just for me,” she said in her Nobel acceptance speech. “It is for those forgotten children who want education. It is for those frightened children who want peace.”
Malala was named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and her book I Am Malala, with co-author Christina Lamb, is an international best-seller. Writes the Financial Times, “Ms. Yousafzai has single-handedly turned the issue of the right of girls – and all children – to be educated into headline news. And she is a figure worth hearing.”
Join us for a very special afternoon with this exceptional woman who has captivated the world. Pre-signed books will be available for purchase at the event.
Tickets to An Afternoon with Malala Yousafzai start at $50.00 for the general public, $15.00 for youths (18 & under. High school-age students must present their current high school ID at the door) and $9.00 for UCSB students with a current student ID (must present current UCSB student ID at ticket purchase and at the door). (An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price.)
Please note: For this event, there is a maximum of four tickets per household and one UCSB student-priced ticket per UCSB student ID.
For tickets or more information, call (805) 893-3535 or purchase online at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.
Patrons are advised to arrive early to the event. A bag check line will be in effect. Purses, backpacks and large bags may be inspected upon arrival.
UCSB Arts & Lectures thanks lynda.com for its major corporate support of the 2014-2015 season.
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