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New expanded edition of Jill Iscol’s “Hearts on Fire” out now

January 16, 2013

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New updated and expanded trade paperback and enriched e-book editions of Hearts on Fire: Stories of Today's Visionaries Igniting Idealism into Action by Jill Iscol with Peter W. Cookson were released on January 15th by Random House. Jill Iscol is the president of the Iscol Family Foundation, supporter of the BCTR's Iscol Family Program for Leadership Development in Public Service, which supports the Iscol Lecture and Iscol Scholars.

Hearts on Fire tells the stories of international humanitarian activists and includes these past Iscol Lecturers:

Nadim Mahmud and Josh Nesbit (2012 lecturers), two founders of Medic Mobile
Sara Horowitz (2008 lecturer), founder and executive director of Working Today Freelancers Union

Also profiled in the book is the 2013 Iscol Lecturer, Leila Janah, founder and CEO of Samasource, a social business that connects women and youth living in poverty to microwork via the internet. The 2013 Iscol Family Program for Leadership Development in Public Service Lecture will be held on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 7:30PM in Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall.

Jill Iscol is quoted on Hearts on Fire website as saying,

I believe there is something springing from the ground up that will lead to a world where we truly are one another’s keepers, where violence, poverty, and suffering that are tolerated by bystander populations everywhere will be erased by active leaders and citizens who will intervene because not doing so will no longer be the norm.

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