Saturday June 22, 2013

GUILFORD -- Jody Williams, the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, formerly of Brattleboro, will speak on Wednesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at Guilford Community Church, U.C.C. about her new book, "My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize." Williams grew up in Brattleboro, attended Brattleboro Union High School and SIT Graduate Institute, was the founder of the Universal Campaign to Ban Landmines and, along with Wangari Maathai, founded the Nobel Women’s Initiative,

Some of Guilford Church’s Missions Collections go to the Lao War Victim’s Medical Fund which helps victims of landmines. This presentation is not only an opportunity to hear more about Williams’ life but also to learn more about current issues surrounding landmines.

This public event is co-sponsored by the Guilford Church Mission Committee, the Guilford Library and Everyone’s Books. Copies of her book will be available to purchase and a reception will follow the event.

Guilford Community Church UCC is located five minutes from downtown Brattleboro, one mile south of exit 1 on Route 5, just in back of the Guilford Country Store. For more information call 802-257-2776. Everyone is welcome.