The role dads can play in raising future leaders and social cause advocates will be the focus of a talk Wednesday, June 12, featuring the father of human rights activist Malala Yousafzai.
NYC Dads Group will host the event, slated for 7 pm at 632 Broadway in Manhattan, called “Let Them Fly: Raising Empowered Leaders, Advocates, and Citizens.”
Ziauddin Yousafzai, co-founder and board member of Malala Fund, will be one of the featured speakers. His efforts to resist Taliban efforts to limit freedoms in Pakistan inspired his daughter, Malala, to publicly campaign for the right of girls to go to school in her homeland. She was attacked and shot by the Taliban at age 15 in 2012 but survived. Her plight brought about international attention, leading her to become an even more prominent spokesperson for human rights causes. In 2014, she became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
His family founded the Malala Fund, an international nonprofit that fights for girls to have free, safe, quality education. Ziauddin is the author of Let Her Fly: A Father’s Journey.
Also speaking will be author Mike Adamick, whose latest book is Raising Empowered Daughters: A Dad-to-Dad Guide.
Adamick, a stay-at-home dad, is also the author of a bestselling family craft series: Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects, Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments and Dad’s Book of Awesome Recipes. He has written for or been featured in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, CBS Morning Show, PBS and more. He has been a keynote speaker for the BlogHer and Dad 2.0 Summit conferences, and he also penned the “Daddy Issues” column for the Jezebel website.
Adamick, a San Francisco resident, is an old-school dad blogger. His blog, Cry It Out, was once named the “best dad blog in cyberspace” by the Babble parenting website.