The School Sisters of Notre Dame in Wilton will celebrate the U.N. International Day of Peace on Monday, Sept. 23, in Pascal Hall at Villa Notre Dame at 345 Belden Hill Road. The community is invited to attend the ceremony, which begins at 1:45 p.m.
The centerpiece of this year’s Day of Peace observance will be the showing of a 15-minute video of young Malala Yousafzai’s speech to the United Nations a few months ago. The 16-year-old Pakistani girl made history when she was shot in an attack by the Taliban in October 2012 for speaking out in favor of education. She has since healed and grown a deeper conviction to pursue her mission as a world spokeswoman for education, especially for women.