Grinnell Prize Symposium

Mon, 2013-11-04 08:46 am

2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium.

Today’s Public Events

  • Lunch with Prize Recipients: Noon, Marketplace Dining Pavilion
  • Celebration in Des Moines: 5:30–8 p.m. World Food Prize Headquarters, 100 Locust St.

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.

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.