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NCLR's Shannon Minter at the podium

Six Questions About the Flexible Leadership Awards Program

| by Paula Morris in Leadership

Paula Morris describes how the FLA works, and the impact it can have

Read about what the FLA is, and how it helped NCLR manage the twin challenges of organizational growth and movement leadership.

Paula Morris is the former program director of the Haas, Jr. Fund's Flexible Leadership Awards program. She worked as a Plan Consultant with the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and a number of the Fund's o…

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Daring to DREAM

| by Ira Hirschfield in Immigrant Rights

Fall 2011 Letter from the President

Tens of thousands of undocumented students across California know the U.S. as home. Learn about the huge gains Dreamers have made, and the daily struggles many still face.

When Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 131 on October 8, 2011 he cleared the way for undocumented students who graduate from California high schools (and who demonstrate both merit and financial need) to app…

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Dave Eggers, Voice of Witness

Q & A with Dave Eggers

Pulitzer Prize-nominated author helped guide the Fund's first-person stories series

Voice of Witness uses oral history to empower those most closely affected by contemporary social injustice. Founder Dave Eggers spoke with us about the power of stories for change.

Voice of Witness is a nonprofit that empowers those most closely affected by contemporary social injustice. Using oral history as a foundation, they record narratives that depict human rights crises around the world…

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Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa

From field worker to brain surgeon

Alfredo Quiñones came to the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant when he was 19 years old. Today, “Dr. Q” is a neurosurgeon, performing more than 250 brain surgeries a year.

Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa is a neurosurgeon and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Known as “Dr. Q.” by his students and friends, Alfredo performs more tha…

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The End of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

| by Ira Hirschfield in Gay & Lesbian Rights

A letter from Ira Hirschfield on a victory for equality and acceptance

Ending gay and lesbian discrimination in our military was a step forward for all Americans on the path to building a more equal society.

The U.S. Senate’s December 18, 2010 vote to repeal the policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was a victory for thousands of gay and lesbian Americans who want to serve their country openly. But more than that, it…

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