Jody Williams - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

  • <p>Courtesy photo provided. Image credit: Annie Liebowitz</p> <p>Courtesy photo provided. Image credit: Annie Liebowitz</p>

About

Jody Williams attended Green Street School and is a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work on the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and went on to co-found the Nobel Women’s Initiative, an effort to support activists, researchers, and others working toward peace, justice, and equality for women and thus humanity. In 2004, Jody was named by Forbes magazine as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world.

In 2013, Jody's memoir "My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize", was published. A plaque honoring Jody was unveiled at Green Street School as part of the Brattleboro Words Trail project on October 2, 2020.

*Televised press coverage of the plaque dedication and an overview of the Trail.

Play Audio and View Transcript (2 parts)

  • We join Jody as she shares with us some of her early influences and inspirations from her experiences in Brattleboro, as well as her life's work.

  • In this second audio segment, we hear from Jody Williams about her current work and Killer Robots

Tour Stop Location: Green Street School

164 Green Street, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301, United States

Research & Production

Research: Nancy Olson

Production: Reg Martell & Lissa Weinmann

Ongoing Development and Involvement:

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Jody Williams - Activism

  • <p>Nobel Women’s Initiative from right to left: Jody Williams (USA), Shirin Ebadi (Iran), Tawakkol Karman (Yemen), Leymah Gbowee (Liberia) and Rigoberta Menchú Tum (Guatemala) Credit: Nobel Women’s Initiative</p> <p>Nobel Women’s Initiative from right to left: Jody Williams (USA), Shirin Ebadi (Iran), Tawakkol Karman (Yemen), Leymah Gbowee (Liberia) and Rigoberta Menchú Tum (Guatemala) Credit: Nobel Women’s Initiative</p>
  • <p>Jody Williams and the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots</p> <p>Jody Williams and the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots</p>
  • <p>Jody Williams arrested at White House protest (2003)</p> <p>Jody Williams arrested at White House protest (2003)</p>
  • <p>Jody Williams accepting the Nobel Peace Prize</p> <p>Jody Williams accepting the Nobel Peace Prize</p>

Pictured Above: Jody Williams. Courtesy Photo Provided. Photo Credit Annie Liebowitz