He Named Me Malala: Movie Screening & Discussion

He Named Me Malala: Movie Screening & Discussion

Boyd Hall 144: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

When you learn, teach. When you get, give. ~ Maya Angelou

In celebrating International Women’s Day, we are partnering with the Frost House Offices to host a screening of this movie that captures one daughter–father duo’s fight for girl’s education. Come watch the movie, He Named me Malala with us and witness how this young girl fought for her education. Malala not only succeeded in her fight to pursue her own education, but is now using her strength to empower other girls, and children, who are denied access to education.
Join us for a constructive dialogue, after the screening, to set our intentions and arrive at some actionable goals to do our bits. Shaun Connors will be facilitating this discussion. Open to the entire PSU Community!

About the Movie:
He Named Me Malala, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, traces the life of Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was the victim of an assassination attempt because she spoke so passionately in support of girls’ education. The film speaks eloquently about the importance of raising one’s voice to speak out against injustice, about the interior peace that comes with forgiveness, about courage under immense pressure, about the importance of a beloved home and family. It profiles the closeness of a father and daughter who both assume enormous risks to fight for their beliefs. It shows that in a patriarchal society, even a young woman can have a lasting influence.

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Mindful Renewal

A Happy March month to everyone!

Spring is the time for renewal: to break away from the weariness of winter and to admire nature restoring the greenery around us. It is also the time for us to pause, and reflect, on our everyday actions. To engage in activities and experiences that will re-energize us and help us draw our inner strength, creativity, and joy. Let us spend the month of March to be more mindful and channel intentional efforts to renew ourselves from within.

In a conversation with a colleague, I gained a newer perspective about what Leisure is – She said, leisure is the pursuit of an activity, where one invests her time, energy and focus, purely because the activity brings her joy. Consider it as important as your academics – but you pursue your leisure to feed a part of yourself.

Leisure could help us find our own spots – the spot that will surface the self from within, the spot that will nourish us to nurture who we are, the spot that is comforting, the spot that we can escape to.

Here is another conversation on Leisure that was captured as part of the Happiness Quest initiative. Jessica Dutille, High Impact Learning Partner and Dr. Maria Sanders, Professor of Philosophy engage in a conversation exchanging their own leisure activities topped with some philosophy. For more such conversations, you can go to Dr.  Sanders’ website Philosophy4Life.

In the spirit of renewal, at the Center for Transformation, we have some exciting line up of events, designed just for you. Watch this space for more information.