William Sloane Coffin Prize for Passionate Public Speaking

We hope you were able to join us on Sunday, April 23rd, at 7pm, in the sanctuary to hear six finalists compete for this year’s William Sloane Coffin Prize for Passionate Public Speaking. The 2017 finalists are Megan Maher ’17, Zoe Dutton ’19, Jeffrey Rubel ’17, Mariama Ndiaye ’17, Ben Williams ‘17.5, and Valeria Sosa Garnica ’19. Each year the speakers challenge and inspire the audience with their passion on current issues of justice and faith. The speech competition is co-sponsored by our Church and the Williams College Chaplains’ Office.

To learn more about the William Sloane Coffin Prize, click here: William Sloane Coffin Speaking Competition

Congratulations to all of the 2017 William sloane Coffin Speech finalists!
Winners of this year’s Coffin Prize are:

Spirituality & Faith: Zoe Dutton ‘19, – Finding My Religion

Social Justice & Activism: Valeria Sosa Garnica ‘19, – There Is None
Video recordings of the 2017 Coffin Speeches will be ready soon!)

2017 Spirituality & Faith

Zoe Dutton ‘19, Winner – Finding My Religion

Jeffrey Rubel ‘17, Finalist – How Are You?

Megan Maher ‘17, Finalist – Jesus, My Black Brothers, and Me

2017 Social Justice & Activism

Valeria Sosa Garnica ‘19,WINNER- There Is None

Benjamin Williams ‘18, Finalist – The Liberty Bell

Mariama Ndiaye ‘17, Finalist – Black Consciousness Thoughts