He Named Me Malala Screening


The CHRC, along with partners UNICEF and Muslim American Leadership Alliance, are hosting two SOLD OUT screenings of the documentary, He Named Me Malala, which follows Malala Yousafzai, the now 18-year-old Nobel Peace Prize recipient and human rights activist. The event will feature a discussion panel following the film screening.


Date: March 23rd and 28th

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Venue: Loyola University Damen Center Cinema

Address: 6511 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60660


HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.  The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world.  She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father, Zia, and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide.  The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers. 

More information about the film can be found here

To see photos from the event from March 23rd, click here.

To see photos from the event from March 28th, click here.