Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani Activist, University of Oxford 2020 Graduate, and Youngest Nobel Prize Laureate
Malala Yousafzai’s lived experience of being targeted and shot in the face and surviving is a story of great courage. Her continued advocacy for safe and free education for girls around the world earned her a Nobel Prize. The Malala Fund has raised $22 million to fund girls’ education who otherwise would be prevented from going to school in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Brazil, Turkey, Ethiopia, Lebanon, and Nigeria. Education for Girls
Celebrating Women’s Firsts
“In 1961, a time of segregation and rampant racism and sexism, three African-American women overcame every challenge they faced and helped NASA in the early days of the Space Race. The record of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson is a story that was ignored until now.”
Hidden Figures Book Read for Children, read by the book’s illustrator, Laura Freeman.
https://online.maryville.edu/blog/women-of-color-in-stem offers a list of amazing scientists for us to honor their contributions in STEM fields.
- “As a doctor, engineer, and NASA astronaut, Mae Jemison has always reached for the stars. In 1992, Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space. She has also written several books and appeared on many television programs including an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. In addition to her many awards, Jemison has been inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the International Space Hall of Fame.”
- “Growing up in a royal family, Queen Lili‘uokalani was trained to be a monarch. Even though becoming queen was probably not a surprise to her, she may not have known that she would also become the last sovereign monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Unfortunately, she was only able to reign for three years because the United States overthrew the Hawaiian monarchy. However, Lili‘uokalani published her side of the story in a memoir that became the only autobiography written by a Hawaiian monarch.”
- North Seattle College’s new Pacific Islander Affinity Group begins Spring Quarter
- Tuesday, April 6 from 4pm-5pm via Zoom
- Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/nscslounge
- to celebrate the diverse peoples of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (in the U.S. Jurisdictions & Territories): Carolinian, Chamorro, Chuukese, Fijian, Guamanian, Hawaiian, Kosraean, Marshallesse, Native Hawaiian, Niuean, Palauan, Pohnpeian, Papua New Guinean, Samoan, Tokelauan, Tongan, Yapese.
Pacific Islanders, Pasifika, or Pasefika, are the peoples of the Pacific Islands. It is a geographic and ethnic/racial term to describe the inhabitants and diaspora of any of the three major sub-regions of Oceania (Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia). It is also sometimes used to describe inhabitants of the Pacific islands (i.e. citizens of Pacific states who are of Asian and European descent who call the Pacific their home).
New Zealand has the largest concentration of Polynesian Pacific Islanders in the world—during the 20th century and into the 21st century the country saw a steady stream of immigration from Polynesian countries such as Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands, Niue, and French Polynesia.