Book reading and signing: My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girls Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize


Jody Williams will discuss her memoir, My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize, at Brazos Bookstore. A book signing will follow the event.

From her modest beginnings to becoming the 10th 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 in 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.

Williams received the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for her work to ban land mines. She is the Sam and Cele Keeper Endowed Professor in Peace and Social Justice at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, where she has been teaching since 2003.



Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


Admission is free.
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