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, October 1

11:30 a.m. - Noon: Lunch, Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center (JRC), Room 101

Buffet lunch line will be open before and during the award ceremony.

Noon - 1 p.m. Grinnell Prize Awards Ceremony and Keynote by Prize Winner, Shafiq R. Khan, JRC, Room 101

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. Dessert and Discussion led by Shafiq R. Khan: Indian Folklore in Grassroots Feminist Activism, JRC, Room 209

Limited seating: RSVP strongly encouraged by Monday, September 30

RSVP: Indian Folklore

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 rehablitation of survivors of trafficking and challenging the root causes of the issue.

Wednesday, October 2

11:30 a.m. - Noon: Lunch, Humanities and Social Sciences Center (HSSC), Room N1164

Buffet lunch line will be open before and during the panel discussion.

Noon - 1 p.m. Panel Discussion: Disrupting Human Trafficking in Iowa and Beyond, HSSC, Room N1164

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. Dinner and Discussion: Becoming an Active Agent in the Fight Against Human Trafficking, Solera, 829 Broad St.

Limited seating; RSVP required by Wednesday, September 25. 

RSVP: Human Trafficking

Thursday, October 3

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Coffee with the Prize Winner, Saints Rest, 917 Broad St. 

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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