I was thrilled to find the following in my e-mail late yesterday:
This Wednesday, May 2, Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi will address a public audience at University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. Her address, Iran Awakening: A Story of Revolution and Hope, is one of many events Pacific will host this year aimed at gaining a better understanding of the Middle East. A worldwide leader in human, children’s and women’s rights, Ms. Ebadi’s advocacy work has landed her in prison on numerous occasions and brought attention to human rights abuses in her home country of Iran.
I came across several of your posts, and found them to be thoughtful, well-informed, and well-written. I’d like to invite you to participate in the podcast portion of Ms. Ebadi’s speech: during the speech, she’ll be accepting questions from the press submitted by email, and if I could encourage you to pass one along as well, I’d like to hear your contributions to the discussion.
And then the contact information and podcast information, and so on. What an amazing opportunity! I have sent in my question and would be thrilled if it is one chosen to be asked during the podcast. Only 100 journalists will be admitted to hear the podcast live; it would also be a thrill to be among the 100! The podcast will be aired to the general public in a few weeks.
You can find out more information about the broadcast here, including an invitation to bloggers and journalists to submit questions for Ms. Ebadi by tomorrow at noon, and the address questions should be sent.
My posts about Iran and the Iranian woman activists are as follows:
You never know who might be reading your blog posts, you know?