This is a great read for our PeaceJam community who is already deeply moved and inspired by this amazing woman!
My Name Is Jody Williams
A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize
Published 2013 by University of California Press
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|University of California Press wrote:|
As Eve Ensler says in her inspired foreword to this book, “Jody Williams is many things—a simple girl from Vermont, a sister of a disabled brother, a loving wife, an intense character full of fury and mischief, a great strategist, an excellent organizer, a brave and relentless advocate, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. But to me Jody Williams is, first and foremost, an activist.”
...Williams describes her Catholic roots, her first step on a long road to standing up to bullies with the defense of her deaf brother Stephen, her transformation from good girl to college hippie at the University of Vermont, and her protest of the war in Vietnam... to battling to stop the U.S.-backed war in El Salvador.
Her engrossing account of the genesis and evolution of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), culminating in 1997 with the Nobel Peace Prize, vividly demonstrates how one woman’s commitment to freedom, self-determination, and human rights can have a profound impact on people all over the globe.
Thank you Jody for sharing your passion, insight, and expertise with PeaceJammers around the globe!