Malala will be receiving the Courage and Inspiration Luminary Award for her ongoing campaign for education for girls in her native Pakistan. In addition to Malala, First Nations writer and playwright Maria Campbell, best known for her groundbreaking book Halfbreed, will be awarded the Trailblazer Luminary Award. For the first time, the Life Achievement Luminary award will go to a couple, Michele Landsberg and Stephen Lewis, for their joint efforts in advocating for the rights of girls and women.
"I'm delighted that so many wonderful people will be joining us this year," says Dr. , founder of Daughters for Life. "This is shaping up to be our most exciting gala ever, but more than that, it is creating a groundswell of interest around a constructive dialogue for peace in the , one focused on girls' education and the critical role that girls and women play in improving the lives of their countries, communities and families."Also at the event will be Shlomi Eldar, the Arab affairs journalist who was the first to speak to Dr. Abuelaish after the attack. Well-known radio personality, Erin Davis, the host of the Morning Show on 98.1 CHFI will MC the gala.
The DFL Gala dinner will be held on May 25th, 2016 at the Carlu in downtown Toronto. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please visit daughtersforlife.com/gala2016