ST. PAUL (KMSP) - Rights activist and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai now has her very own day in Minnesota.
Yousafzai spoke at the Target Center in Minneapolis Tuesday evening. In honor of the event, Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith proclaimed Tuesday July 26, 2016 as Malala Yousafzai Day in Minnesota.
In Pakistan, Yousafzai and her father were outspoken advocates for girls education. In 2012, when Yousafzai was 15, Taliban members shot her while she was traveling home from school on the bus. The shooting led to 2 million people signing a petition for the right to education, which led to the country's first Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill.
During her appearance at the Target Center Tuesday night, Yousafzai talked about her life and also did a Q & A session with the audience.
Before her event, Yousafzai stopped by the Afro Deli in Minneapolis for lunch.