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This Line’s Hard to Top at Parties: I Won a Nobel Peace Prize

Posted on · In 1997, Jody Williams became just the tenth woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The professor at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work was instrumental in negotiating the treaty to ban landmines. Now, she’s written a new memoir called “My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the […]

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Immigration Challenges, a Nobel Laureate’s Crusade to Ban Land Mines, and LARPers in Mandell Park: Houston Matters for Wed., Dec. 4, 2013

Posted on · Four activists seeking immigration reform finally ended a 22 day fast Tuesday at the National Mall in Washington. They were then replaced by eight others, who have vowed to continue the fast. They, like many others, are seeking to convince Congress to act – to pass legislation that would include a pathway to citizenship for […]