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Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid book release

Submitted by Alissa S. Wilson on Tuesday, 10/7/2008, at 4:13 PM

The Fletcher Alumni of Color Association (FACA) and the Fletcher Alumni Club of Washington DC, together with John Hammock and Alissa Wilson invite you to celebrate the release of

Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid

            PRACTICAL  IDEALISTS  BOOK  PARTY
                    Thursday, October 9th
                    6pm - 8pm
                    1822 R St., NW
                    Washington DC 20009
Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring friends.
RSVP to scheduler@practicalidealists.org
(RSVPs are greatly appreciated)

Davis House is on R St between 18th and 19th, NW.  The closest Metro stop is Dupont Circle (Red Line) // Exit via the Dupont Circle North Exit (Connecticut Ave. & Q St., NW). At the top of the escalators make a right, cross Connecticut Ave., walk one block to 19th St., make a left onto 19th St., walk two blocks to R St., make a right and walk about half a block.  Davis House is on the right side of the street. 


The party is up a flight of stairs, please let us know if you will need some assistance.

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About the book...

Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid
by Alissa Wilson, Ann Barham, John Hammock

Can you work for a better world without taking a vow of poverty?

The authors' answer is a resounding, "Yes!" This book draws on interviews with over forty practical idealists whose stories will inspire the reader and provide tools for making the choices necessary to succeed as a practical idealist. Through examples and exercises, Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid explores how to clarify your values and passions, gain relevant skills, find work, use college and graduate school effectively, manage finances, and build a community of support. Practical idealists understand that personal change and social change are connected. They know that choices matter. This book will help you make the choices that matter and live your life as a practical idealist.


About the host...

Alissa S. Wilson is a policy associate at American Friends Service Committee.  During the writing of Practical Idealists, she was Researcher in Ethics and Human Development at Tufts University and an affiliate at the Global Equity Initiative, Harvard University. As the Practical Idealism Project's resident twenty-something, she traveled the United States interviewing people engaged in social change work. Alissa has served as a Long-term Election Observer with the National Democratic Institute in Nigeria and a Jane Addams–Andrew Carnegie Fellow at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. She has also conducted research at the United Nations and the Carter Center, facilitated peace education trainings in the United States and Nigeria, and worked at arts organizations in New York City. Alissa is an avid dancer and choreographer. She holds a BA from Amherst College in Political Science and a MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
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Book Ordering Info
- Buy one at the party (cash or check of $15) - that way we can write fun things in it.
- Ask your local independent bookseller!
- Harvard University Press
  http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog/WILPRA.html
  (800) 405-1619 fax:(800) 406-9145
- Amazon.com
  http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Idealists-Changing-Getting-Studies/dp/0674032071/