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Multicultural Reunion 2021

Join us virtually Nov. 11-13, 2021

Reimagining our Grinnell narrative

For many of us, our arrival on campus challenged the norm of what it meant to be a Grinnellian. While our time at Grinnell certainly changed our lives, our lives certainly changed Grinnell. 

The 2021 Multicultural Reunion will present a connected, inclusive, and engaging series of events for alums from across spectrums of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, and ability to access and explore their own Grinnell narratives while building community within community.

This year’s virtual format especially invites alumni who were unable or reluctant to attend events in the past. As we hold it down for ourselves and the Grinnellians to come, we will:

  • Provide multiple ways to participate,
  • Celebrate the progress of our College and classmates,
  • Challenge the hard topics,
  • and have a lot of fun! 

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Meet & Greet with Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Noon-1:15 p.m.

Social Lounges
1:30-6 p.m.

Town Hall with President Anne F. Harris
7-8:30 p.m.

Let’s Get This Party Started: An Unconference
8:30-10 p.m.

10 p.m.-midnight

Friday, November 12, 2021

Speed Friending Event for alumni & students
Noon-1:30 p.m.

Social Lounges
1:30-6 p.m.

Diversity Champion Award Ceremony
2021 Recipient: Heidi Criswell, program assistant for the Institute of Global Engagement
6:30-7 p.m.

Loggia Laughs: Make Grinnell Funny Again, featuring Maya May ’99, Sarah Aswell ’04, & Alvin Irby ’07
7-9 p.m.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Noon-2 p.m.

Student & Alumni Community Building & Story Sharing
2-5 p.m.

I Said We'd Talk Soon: Unconference Two!
5-6:30 p.m.

Low-Stakes Trivia Night
7-8:30 p.m.

Virtual Drag Variety Show
9-11 p.m.

11 p.m.-midnight

Alumni Planning Committee Members


Robert Quashie ’86 and Opeyemi Awe ’15

Committee Members

Marlú Abarca ’14, Lester Alemán ’07, Kari Bassett ’98, Jennifer Dong ’17, Jeffrey Fields ’90, Milton Garcia ’14, Graciela Guzman ’11, Luis Hernandez ’15, David Jarvis ’04, Carly Jerome ’11, Anton Jones ’02, Jarrett Joubert ’12, Reina Matsuura ’19, Clare Patterson ’08, Betty Ray ’86, Rick Rose ’88, Rhonda Stuart ’86, Fae Townsend ’01, and Chris Wilde ’88

Stay tuned to this website for updated information.