Malala Yousafzai

Last Week Was the Best Week

Malala Yousafzai speaks with author Khaled Hosseini at an event held at San Jose State last week. (Photo by Christina Olivas, via SJSU)

Last week was amazing. The Supreme Court delivered two major victories to move our country forward, the President exhibited strength and eloquence in the aftermath of a tragedy, and a young woman of unparalleled courage graced us with her presence.

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Finding Hope in the Tragic Shootings of Trayvon Martin, Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai recently spoke about the importance of education and non-violence in front of the United Nations. (Image via

Two bullets have the potential to change the world. One pierced the heart of Trayvon Martin on a rainy night in Florida early last year; the other penetrated the head of Malala Yousafzai on Oct.9, 2012. Trayvon died the night he was shot, while Yousafzai recovered from critical condition to triumphantly address the United Nations last week. It is my hope that Ms. Yousafzai’s passionate speech can help transform the conversation about equality, justice and education. Let me explain.

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