A Note to Heroes from Lena, Publisher of Everyday Heroes (Welcome Books, 2012)

What an amazing weekend we have just had…

Everyday Heroes is released today, 10/23/12

First in San Diego with hero Kathryn Hall-Trujillo and her Birthing Project conference (ten years ago she mortgaged her house to start this movement to keep disadvantaged African American women healthy during pregnancy so that their babies would arrive safe and sound — now she has 108 stops on her “birthing railroad” across America).

Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, Birthing Project USA

Then the exquisite, intelligent and entirely optimistic reception at Tom and Sal’s in San Francisco.

Chuck Slaughter (Living Goods) and his wife Mollie,  Abby Falik (Global Citizen Year) and her parents and husband Joel , Brahm Ahmadi (People’s Community Market/formerly of People’s Grocery) and Ben Mangan (EARN) were all there, many board members, many of our  fabulous friends were there.

San Francisco Launch Party for Everyday Heroes at the home of Omidyar’s Sal Giambanco and San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s Tom Perrault

Tom & Sal: I bless you for your kindness and your complete belief in the idea that we can make the world a better place. And, today, 10/23, for the release of Everyday Heroes…just a few great things are happening at Huffington:

Huff Post Arts & Culture blog featured “One Person Can Really Make A Difference” by Paul Mobley, Photographer, Everyday Heroes: 50 Americans Changing the World One Nonprofit at at Time.
Huff Post Impactx blog is featuring: “New Rules for Social Entrepreneurs” by Katrina Fried, Author, Everyday Heroes: 50 Americans Changing the World One Nonprofit at at Time.

Katrina Fried, Author & Paul Mobley, Photographer
See the entire post on the Everyday Heroes Facebook page

With many thanks to you Arianna for all your great great support.

–Lena