Nobel Prize winner will be at Northshire Bookstore on Friday
Nobel 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.