My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize
Title: My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize
Author: Jody Williams Eve Ensler
My Name Is Jody Williams A Vermont Girl s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize 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
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 actiAs 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 From her modest beginnings to becoming the tenth woman and third American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Jody Williams takes the reader through the ups and downs of her tumultuous and remarkable life In a voice that is at once candid, straightforward, and intimate, 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 She relates how, in 1981, she began her lifelong dedication to global activism as she battled to stop the U.S backed war in El Salvador.Throughout the memoir, Williams underlines her belief that an average woman through perseverance, courage and imagination can make something extraordinary happen She tells how, when asked if she d start a campaign to ban and clear anti personnel mines, she took up the challenge, and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines ICBL was born Her engrossing account of the genesis and evolution of the campaign, 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.