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2014 Schedule

This year's Otelia Cromwell Day celebrates its 25th anniversary with a week-long series of events including an interactive, student-organized exhibit in Nolen Art Lounge featuring Smith's version of Michele's Norris' "Race Card Project." Other events include a poetry reading and conversation on race by renowned poets Elizabeth Alexander and Nikky Finney; a public talk by black woman writer Sheree R. Thomas; a museum gallery talk about race; a cultural performance at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel featuring historical black women; and a closing celebration with a potato bar, cupcakes and live music from three Smith student choirs. See "Related Events" for full event descriptions, dates and times.

Thursday, November 6

Ceremony and Keynote Address

1 p.m.

“Eavesdropping on America’s Conversation on Race,” by Michele Norris, award-winning journalist. Welcome by President Kathleen McCartney; poetry reading by Chinyere Davis ’16.
Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall

Afternoon Workshops

2:45–4 p.m.

4:10–5:30 p.m.