Local peace prize winner to address BUHS student body
BRATTLEBORO - The Windham World Affairs Council will host Nobel Peace laureate and Brattleboro Union High School alumna Jody Williams on Tuesday, May 17, at 10:30 am. Williams will address the BUHS student body at Natowich Field, where she will discuss her work as a peace advocate to eliminate landmines worldwide. The public is welcome to attend this event, which will also be broadcast later on BCTV.
Williams received the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for her work on a global treaty to eliminate landmines worldwide. She grew up in Brattleboro and attended the Green Street School, where she says standing up to a bully helped shape the rest of her life. She graduated from the University of Vermont, the School for International Training, and Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. She recently moved back to the Brattleboro area, where her mother and most of her family still live.
Working with BUHS students, with support from a new PeaceJam Task Force at the Windham World Affairs Council, Williams is planning to launch a PeaceJam ambassadors program at BUHS this fall to connect students to issues of peace, social justice, and nonviolence through the study of the life and work of Nobel Peace laureates from across the globe.
Registration is required to save a seat and donations are welcome. Register at https://www.windhamworldaffairscouncil.org. If unable to attend and would still like to make a donation, register zero tickets on Eventbrite and make a donation.