5 influencial people of 2012 including Salman Khan & Ken Mehlman

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Magazines like People or Time make influential people lists every year, so I thought I would join in. My slideshare shows people who are interested in education, such as Salman Khan to LGBT supporters such as Jane Lynch and Ken Mehlman.

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5 influencial people of 2012 including Salman Khan & Ken Mehlman

  1. 1. + 5 Influential People of 2012
  2. 2. + Salman Khan  Salman Khan, 35, started out by helping his cousin with algebra while he was across the country from him.  This turned into him creating online lectures on math, science, and other topics.  It is called khanacademy.org and gives kids free education.
  3. 3. + Maryam Durani  Maryam Durani (middle) lives in southern Afghanistan.  She has her own radio station that focuses on women’s issues.  She has survived several assassination attempts and has been given an International Women of Courage award from Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.
  4. 4. + Ken Mehlman  Ken Mehlman launched “project right side”. The main goal of this organization is to get more conservatives to support marriage equality.  He has helped to raise millions for LGBT causes and continues to do so.
  5. 5. + Samira Ibrahim  Samira Ibrahim, 25, stood up when Egyptian soldiers began demanding women take “virginity tests”.  She eventually sued the military, and a judge later found what the soldiers were doing to be illegal.  She is still pursuing the case against the doctor who performed these tests.
  6. 6. + Jane Lynch  Jane Lynch has used her fame as an actress to get the point out there that being gay is ok.  She publically married her wife Lara Embry in 2012 who also is an LGBT advocate.  Her openness about it is really what is making a difference.
  7. 7. + More Information  Salman Kahn  Maryam Durani  Ken Mehlman  Samira Ibrahim  Jane Lynch

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