Archive: September 2013

2013 Humanitarian of the Year Dinner

Nader Daoud '16

“I’m not supposed to tell you this… but I fight with my brothers,” said Malala Yousafzai when asked what she did during her free time, “They tell me, ‘Malala, you say that you have forgiven the Taliban. Why won’t you forgive us?’” The crowd burst into thunderous applause and heartfelt laughter multiple times as Ms. Yousafzai engaged with over 100 people during the dinner’s Q&A session.

2013 Humanitarian of the Year Award Ceremony

Rahim Mawji '15

“Instead of sending guns, send pens. Instead of sending tanks, send books. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers,” said Malala Yousafzai on Friday, September 27th, 2013 in front of a packed audience at Sanders Theater. Malala – a Pakistani human rights and education activist – was honored as the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian of the Year, and being 16 years old, is officially the youngest person to receive the award by a few decades.