Monday, April 29, 2013

A Dose of Inspiration from the Wonderful Jody Williams!

Four of the student delegates met up with 1997 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jody Williams,  at UCONN to hear her talk on human security. Students also attended PeaceJam- an organization built around inspiring a new generation of peacemakers and transformational leaders. Jody was the Nobel Laureate leading the sessions throughout the PeaceJam Conference. Students were excited that Jody was so relatable, witty, and willing to talk with them. 

After the conference, students felt an unparalleled sense of inspiration and excitement. They were so incredibly appreciative to have been a part of such a powerful experience. Once student, Yahira Escribano added " It was the best thing! It honestly has made me rethink what I want to do with my life and my career path!"

This experience really helped prepare students for the summit in Poland in that they were able to interact with students from all different communities and backgrounds.  Most importantly, they were continuously challenged to think critically about the state of our world and what they can do to improve it! 

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