Nobel Prize winner will be at Northshire Bookstore on FridayJune 27,2013Nobel laureate to speak at Northshire
MANCHESTER — Vermonter and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams will be at the Northshire Bookstore on Friday at 7 p.m. to discuss her book, “My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize.”
Williams is the 10th woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and third American woman to receive the honor. She was awarded the Nobel in 1997 for her work with the International Campaign in Ban Landmines.
In the book, Williams writes about her Catholic roots; learning how to stand up against injustice while defending her deaf brother, Stephen; transforming from a “good girl” to a “hippie” at the University of Vermont; and protesting the war in Vietnam. Williams began a life dedicated to global activism in 1981 when she advocated for the end of the U.S.-backed war in El Salvador.
In her memoir, Williams discusses her belief that an “average woman,” through perseverance, courage and imagination, can make something extraordinary happen.
For more information on this free event or others at the Northshire, call the store at 362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the website at www.northshire.com.MORE IN This Just InCASTLETON — The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is about to launch an $800,... Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day 1739, 'Richard Palmer' identified in prison at York Castle as the notorious outlaw DICK TURPIN; IN 1836, Battle of the Alamo begins near San Antonio de Bexar, Texas; 1896, the Tootsie Roll invented by LEO HIRSCHFELD.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1472, Orkney, Shetland islands put up as collateral by Norway to Scotland in lieu of dowry for MARGARET OF DENMARK on her marriage with JAMES III, king of Scotland; 1962, JOHN GLENN first American to orbit Earth.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues; Hartford, Conn., woman still missing; Neal Goswami reports attempts to legislate suicide; local woman loses 100 pounds through TOPS program.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1878, JOHN TUNSTALL murdered near Lincoln, New Mexico, by the outlaw JESSE EVANS; in 1930, ELM FARM OLLIE first cow to fly in aircraft, first to be milked airborne; 1955, nuke test WASP; '79, snow in Sahara.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Herald News Editor Alan J. Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss stories planned for the February 18, 2015, edition of the newspaper: Winter budgets maxed, legal marijuana, Springfield bank job, USPS slowdown
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1249 AD, ANDRE of LONGJUMEAU is dispatched by LOUIS IX of France to meet the KHAGAN, ruler of the Mongol Empire; in 1804, during 1st Barbary War, STEPHEN DECATUR scuttles the pirate-held USS Philadelphia in Tripoli.