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Here is a list of the events associated with this year’s OneBook, I am Malala:

Faculty PanelSep. 17, 2:00 - 3:00 pmFall River, K-231Faculty members across disciplines discuss their various plans for using I am Malala
AHA NightOct. 2, 5:00 - 9:00 pmFall RiverStop by the OneBook information table
Education Panel: Education Around the World Oct. 8, 9:30 - 10:45 amFall River, H-210
The panelists are Jenniffer Dekkers-Mitchell (Netherlands), Ravitha Amarasingham (India/Pakistan), Engin Atasay (Turkey), Fatima Javed (Pakistan), Muna Ferdausi (Bangladesh), Jose Buten (Dominican Republic), Livia Neubert (Brazil) and Juan Hoyos (Colombia). Hosted by Livia Neubert, Senior Special Programs Coordinator - ESL. Each panelist will have about 5 minutes to briefly talk about the education system in his or her country followed by a Q and A session.
Film Viewing and Discussion: Unbreakable: One Girl Changing the World—The Story of Malala. Oct. 8, 11:00 am - NoonAttleboro, AuditoriumIn an exclusive television interview with “ABC World News” Anchor Diane Sawyer, Malala describes her passion for learning despite threats from the Taliban and recounts the moments leading up to the assassination attempt on her life and her miraculous recovery.
AHA NightOct, 9, 5:00 - 9:00 pm800 Purchase Street, New BedfordYou’ve heard all about what fun the New Bedford Aha nights are and here is your chance to see why! Join OneBook as we highlight BCC's student Civic Engagement and Service Learning programs, come see what you, as community members, can do to volunteer and reap the benefits of helping those in need. Also, learn about this fall's OneBook and go on a simple scavenger hunt to the other AHA sites for a chance to win a gift certificate.
Henna Artist: Jessica VelillaOct. 22, 2:00 - 3:00 pmFall River, G building lobbyHenna artist and BCC student Jessica Velilla will speak about the culture behind henna. The first 25 students will get actual henna tattoos while others can try their henna skills with frosting cookies. Co-sponsored by the Educators Club.
Student Speaker: Shabaz Khan
Oct. 28, 9:30 - 10:30 amFall River, H-210Shabaz is from Pakistan and moved to the United States in 2009, leaving because of bad conditions. In his own words, “My life was changed dramatically like millions of other kids when Taliban took over and started to blow up school, hospitals, mosques, music shops and much more. It not only affected me but it affected many families, students, teachers and many others in Pakistan. Schools were being closed as the Taliban was becoming powerful. Taliban were just waiting for the time where they will control everything. The ideology of Taliban was becoming real. And it did. I saw school being explode, music shops being burned in the middle of the night, because they believe that music is forbidden in Islam. I also heard about a lots of people being killed by Taliban”. They fled to the United States to seek a better life.
Film Viewing and Discussion: Unbreakable: One Girl Changing the World—The Story of Malala. Nov. 13, 9:30 - 10:45 amNew BedfordIn an exclusive television interview with “ABC World News” Anchor Diane Sawyer, Malala describes her passion for learning despite threats from the Taliban and recounts the moments leading up to the assassination attempt on her life and her miraculous recovery. Discussion to follow.
From Obstacle to Opportunity: A Panel Discussion with BCC Attleboro Students Nov. 17, 11:00 am - NoonAttleboro, AuditoriumJoin us for what promises to be a lively discussion, led by BCC students, whom together represent the rich, international culture of our college. Each will share personal stories, revealing obstacles they encountered - and overcame - in their individual pursuits of education.
Speakers: Dr. Sayeed, Dr. Saira Hussain, and Dr. QuratulainNov. 19, 12:30 pmFall River, H-210Dr. Sayeed, Dr. Saira Hussain, and Dr. Quratulain are activists from Pakistan who raise money and awareness for schools in their home country. Malala survived an attack, but her real accomplishment was how she overcame obstacles and is now doing something about a problem in her community. Her story is about an event and circumstances that are far removed from our readers and students, but we can still connect and relate because she was one person who rose above the odds and learned to make a difference. What about us, what about our communities and the issues that matter to us? What can we do to make a difference? Can one person actually bring about change? The panelists will each speak about how they got started and what motivates them to continue. What are the rewards of this kind of work and what would they recommend to others out there who care and want to make a difference in their communities?
Fashion ShowDec. 1, Noon Fall River, AuditoriumMalala’s Pakistan, a country “created at midnight, is a motley of different cultures that come together to form a unique country. This fashion show takes audiences on a journey through Pakistan’s rich history by highlighting the way in which the people of Pakistan have used clothing to define their cultural identities. Come see this visual display of colorful traditional garbs seen in the remote villages as well as wedding outfits and urban wear worn by working women in Pakistan. The show is organized by a group of working women from the Pakistani Diaspora living in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Main Organizer: Dr. Saira Hussain, a physician who lives and works in Rhode Island. Dr. Hussain does fashion and interior design in her free time. She is passionate about educating others on the rich art and culture of Pakistan. Co-sponsored with the Multicultural Committee.

(Incomplete information will be updated as it becomes available.)

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