Raynard Kington presents Melanie Marcel with 2018 Grinnell Prize

2019 Prize Week Events

Each year the Grinnell Prize recipient comes to campus in the fall. They receive their prize, meet with students and the wider community, and offer presentations about their work.

The following events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

11:30 a.m. - Noon
Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center (JRC), Room 101
Buffet lunch line will be open before and during the award ceremony.
Noon - 1 p.m.
JRC, Room 101

Grinnell Prize Awards Ceremony and Keynote by Prize Winner, Shafiq R. Khan

Award celebration and keynote presentation by Shafiq R. Khan, winner of the 2019 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize.

7 - 8:30 p.m.
JRC, Room 209

Dessert and Discussion led by Shafiq R. Khan: Indian Folklore in Grassroots Feminist Activism

Bride trafficking has deeper cultural roots in Indian society and may be traced through folklore, music, and popular culture. Folklore and regional songs depict bride trafficking, dowry, and the criminal network that operates to lure girls into trafficking and may serve as a great tool to engage the grassroots in our anti-trafficking movement. Empower People has found that the arts have been especially successful in engaging local support for the secure rehabilitation of survivors of trafficking and challenging the root causes of the issue.

Limited seating: RSVP strongly encouraged by Monday, September 30

RSVP: Indian Folklore

Wednesday, October 2

11:30 a.m. - Noon
Humanities and Social Sciences Center (HSSC), Room N1164
Buffet lunch line will be open before and during the panel discussion.
Noon - 1 p.m.
Humanities and Social Sciences Center (HSSC), Room N1164
Panel Discussion: Disrupting Human Trafficking in Iowa and Beyond
Hear from alumni and Iowa leaders who are working on the frontlines to disrupt human trafficking on local, national, and international levels. Panelists will discuss their collaborative work to empower those affected by trafficking, how their careers have evolved, and how you might also become an active agent in the fight against human trafficking.
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Solera, 829 Broad St.
Dinner and Discussion: Becoming an Active Agent in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Limited seating; RSVP required by Wednesday, September 25. 

RSVP: Human Trafficking

Thursday, Oct. 3

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saints Rest, 917 Broad St.
Coffee with the Prize Winner
Shafiq R. Khan will be at Saints Rest Coffee House for informal conversation and coffee. Say you are with the Grinnell Prize, and your first cup of coffee is on us!

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