* I’m listening (2008-03-07)

Victory Fund – “The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund is the nation’s largest LGBT political action committee and the only national organization dedicated to increasing the number of openly LGBT elected officials at all levels of government. Since 1991, the Victory Fund and its national donor network have helped hundreds of openly LGBT candidates win election to local, state and federal offices. What you’re about to hear is a portion of a jaw-dropping speech delivered by an Oklahoma State Representative at a gathering in her district. This is what they say when they think we’re not listening. Learn more at http://www.victoryfund.org/listening”

* Sahar Adish: The Power of an Afghan Girl’s Education (2007-11-26)

International Rescue Committee – “Since 1980, the International Rescue Committee has helped nearly 7,000 Afghans start new lives in the U.S. A shining example of the resettled Afghan story-and the power of a girl’s education-is Sahar Adish. Sahar is now a 19 year-old pre-med student at the University of Virginia and recently received a prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for a film she helped to make telling her family’s heroic story of escape from the Taliban. On November 7, 2007 Sahar inspired a crowd of over 750 guests at the IRC’s Freedom Award dinner, which officially kicked off a year-long celebration of the IRC’s 75th anniversary.”