Grinnell Prize Symposium, Nov. 5

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 1:11 pm

2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium.

Today’s Public Event

Award Ceremony and Keynote Presentation: 4:15 p.m. Herrick Chapel (will be live streamed)

The 2013 Grinnell Prize recipients, Elizabeth Scharpf and Julian Ingabire Kayibanda of Sustainable Health Enterprises and Emily Arnold-Fernández of Asylum Access, will be honored for their innovations in social justice during a week-long series of events at Grinnell College and in Des Moines.

Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues,” will present the keynote address with a reception and book signing afterwards.

The third annual Grinnell Prize symposium, to be held the week of November 3, will bring these young innovators to campus to talk about their work and meet with students in and out of class.

The visit will feature a number of public events, including presentations by the prize recipients, and an awards ceremony with a keynote address by anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean.

About the Grinnell Prize

The Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize (also known as the Grinnell Prize) honors individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Each prize carries an award of $100,000, half to the winning individual (or individuals) and half to an organization committed to the winner’s area of social justice.