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