Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visitor
Jody Williams is an outspoken peace activist who began to find her voice protesting the Vietnam War. She struggles to reclaim the real meaning of peace, which is defined by human security, not national security. For her, working for peace requires dogged persistence and a commitment to sustainable peace, with socio-economic justice and equality. In an unprecedented cooperative effort with governments, UN bodies and the International Committee of the Red Cross, she served as a chief strategist and spokesperson for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) as it dramatically achieved its goal of an international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines during a diplomatic conference held in Oslo in September 1997. A few weeks later it was announced that Jody Williams and the ICBL would share the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for their groundbreaking work leading to the Mine Ban Treaty. Jody will share her experiences as an activist and the important role of women’s activism in pursuit of peace with justice and equality.
Sponsored by the Richardson Foundation, the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace & Justice at St. Paul’s College is very pleased to partner with the University of Manitoba’s Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visitors Program and to collaborate with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Rotary District 5550 | World Peace Partners in hosting 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate, Jody Williams.
|Two opportunities to meet the 2018 Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visitor:|
|Q&A Session for Students and Faculty moderated by Dr. Adam Muller
Wednesday, October 24 @ 2:00 pm
Marshall McLuhan Hall
204 University Centre
|2018 Sol Kanee Lecture
on Peace and Justice
Thursday, October 25 @ 1:30 pm
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
|The Q&A Session and the Sol Kanee Lecture are FREE and open to all. Registration is not required. Please note that attendance at the free lecture does not include access to the CHMR exhibits and galleries.|