Saint Louis University will celebrate the Opus Prize with a week of events, beginning at SLU’s regular Sunday evening student Mass, and culminating in the awarding of the $1 million prize on Thursday, Nov. 21.
The 16th annual Opus Prize for innovative humanitarianism is awarded each year in partnership with a Catholic university. The finalists for the award will spend the week of Nov. 17-21 on campus, sharing their organizations’ missions with the SLU community. They come from Puerto Rico; the Democratic Republic of Congo; and Kenya.
SLU will host several free events that are open to the public.
The public will have an opportunity to learn about the work of the three finalists at a panel discussion at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Cook Auditorium in the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business.
A Taize’ Ecumenical prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Aquinas Institute Chapel. Parking is available in SLU’s Laclede Garage. A dessert reception will follow. Click here to register.
The award ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Center for Global Citizenship, with a reception to follow. Parking is available in SLU’s Laclede Garage. Click here to register.