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