Julia Roberts and Chronicle Staff Join the Hands-On Revolution

Join the Hands-On Revolution! Dan Eldon’s life of art and adventure has inspired artists and activists around the world, including Julia Roberts, whose company Red Om Films is currently producing a feature film about Dan.

Recently she donned a Dan Eldon Project T-shirt and joined the Hands-On Revolution, a call to action that supports real people who are extending their helping hand, exploring the unknown, and creating positive change in our world.

As we celebrate the launch of Dan Eldon: Safari as a Way of Life – a stunning new interactive visual biography that introduces Dan’s story and art to a new generation, Chronicle Books staff heeded the call and joined the Hands-On Revolution.

Nion McEvoy, CEO, is a passionate supporter of the arts and a hands-on drummer in what he calls “a competent garage band.”

Jenny Spring, Distribution Client Manager, is a hands-on mom who sings to her 10-month-old son Henry every day.

Holden Hardcastle, Dynamic Digital Production Coordinator, is a foot soldier in the Hands-On Revolution! He bikes to work every day he can (and takes public transportation when he can’t.)

Alyson Pullman, Publicity Coordinator, doesn’t need her hands to touch hearts – she makes a point to say something nice to a stranger every day.

Lorena Jones, Publishing Director, hand-carries reusable shopping bags and packs lunches and sports snacks for her three kids in reusable containers (keeping at least 30 plastic baggies a week out of the landfill!)

Julie Romeis, Editor, is the hands-on editor of Safari as a Way of Life and dozens of books that touch the lives of children and their families.

Lisa Bach, Associate Director of Special Sales, and her wife Karen, are hands-on recyclers. Because Oakland doesn’t recycle all numbers of plastic, Karen brings them to her work in San Jose to make sure they don’t end up in the landfill.

Aya Akazawa, Senior Designer, and her 2-year-old son Hayden get their hands messy creating art together.

You can join the revolution too!
Leave a comment with your idea of how to make the world a better place for a chance to win a Dan Eldon Project T-shirt and a copy of Dan Eldon: Safari as A Way of Life.

Lara Starr
Publicity, Children and Teens

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Lara Starr

Lara Starr is Chronicle’s Senior Publicist for Children’s books, and the author of Wookiee Pies, Clone Scones and other Galactic Goodies, Ice Sabers, The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ Cookbook and Cookie Cutters Kit, and Chef Olivia™. Tell her you like her sweater and she’ll tell you exactly what she paid for it.
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  • Mary November 16, 2011 at 9:57 am

    If we could all just stop for a moment each day and think about the fact that we are ALL connected, especially in those times we might feel annoyed, judgemental, angry or hurt. When we consciously connect with others, acknowledging this sameness even when it doesn't feel altogether likely, the world necessarily improves in that moment.


  • caroline November 16, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I don't think children have enough exposure to the arts at school. Incorporating dance, drama, music and visual arts would inspire and motivate more children to get involved.


  • Barbara November 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    All of us can have an impact, no matter how busy we are. Thanks for the motivation.


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