Social Justice at Grinnell
This collection documents social justice activities of students, faculty, staff, and organizations at Grinnell from its founding days to its current work. It includes material from or about:
•The Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize - Documents, photos and footage related to the the awarding of the prize that was established in 2011 to honor individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change
•The Voicebox - Student organization responsible for coordinating the work of the various activist groups at Grinnell College. This collection contains posters, publications, documents, and ephemera from a wide range of student groups. Many materials are undated, but were created in the early part of the 21st century
•Abolition - Iowa (Grinnell) College was founded by congregational ministers, who strongly opposed slavery, in the town of Davenport, IA. When Iowa College was looking for a new home, J.B. Grinnell invited the college to move to move to the community of Grinnell because he recognized that the founders and faculty of the college shared the same core values, including an abolitionist viewpoint. The town of Grinnell became a stop on the Underground Railroad, moving escaped slaves to freedom in Canada.
•The Peace Studies Student Conference - Part of Grinnell College's Peace Studies Program, the conference features student papers and speakers on the subject of conflict and peacemaking , centered around a different theme each year