27
Sunday
Oct
2013
Knox Presbyterian Church120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)
2:00pm

One on One with Jody Williams

Hosted by CBC’s Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
"Jody Williams is a grassroots activist at her heart, committed to empowering all individuals to believe in their ability and their right to contribute to a better world. A forceful leader in advancing the recognition of the key role of ‘citizen diplomacy’ in confronting and resolving our common challenges in today's fast changing world.
— Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Jody Williams - Photo courtesy of Gerg Gorman

Join us for an engrossing account of the genesis and evolution of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, 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. 

 

From her modest beginnings to becoming the tenth woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Jody Williams takes us through the ups and downs of her tumultuous and remarkable life. As Eve Ensler says, “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.”

 

Books by participating authors available on-site. A booksigning will follow each event.

 

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