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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It brought big Hollywood names to Kansas City, including Amy Poehler and Geena Davis. Organizers are at it again a second time.

This time, The Chat Series will focus on STEM education- science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It’s kicking off with a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Malala Yousafzai started advocating for education rights when she wasn’t even a teenager yet. Shortly after- she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman on her own school bus. Malala survived, and became the youngest Nobel Prize Laureate in history.

“I truly think it could be for most people a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Gloria Rudd, Vice President of the Chat Series.

She’s coming to speak in Kansas City, as part of a chat series, started in part by Gloria Rudd.

“We could bring in celebrities that would make the public notice so that they would want to come, and for most cases, have them show their underside,” said Rudd.

Rudd teamed up with Bishop McCann and others in the metro to bring in influential people to focus on things like women’s empowerment, and this time around- education.

It’s all done in an informal chat-setting.

“It’s about everyone coming together to be able to make change,” said Rob Adams of Bishop-McCann

Who better to make that point than a teenager willingly speaking out for change in spite of continuing death threats?

“If we change one life, that’s incredible,” said Rudd.

Malala’s father will also be coming with her. He encouraged his daughter to continue her education, despite cultural pressures to stay home and death threats.
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