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2014 Schedule

Monday, November 3

Otelia Cromwell Day exhibit, through Friday, November 7
Nolen Art Lounge, Campus Center

Tuesday, November 4

4 p.m.

“Black Women and the Marvelous Real”
Green Room, Mendenhall Center

Q&A with Elizabeth Alexander and Nikky Finney on their poetry
Poetry Center, Wright Hall

7:30 p.m.

Poetry reading by Elizabeth Alexander and Nikky Finney, hosted by the Poetry Center
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

Wednesday, November 5

Noon

Gallery Talk with Taiga Ermansons: Race and the Museum
Smith College Museum of Art

4 p.m.

An Onstage Conversation

Elizabeth Alexander and Nikky Finney on race, education and Otelia Cromwell Day. Hosted by the Poetry Center.
Neilson Library

Cultural Performance

7 p.m.

“Ain’t I a Woman!” celebrates the life and times of four renowned African American women: Zora Neale Hurston, Sojourner Truth, Clementine Hunter and Fannie Lou Hamer. Performed by The Core Ensemble.
Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Sanctuary

Thursday, November 6

11:30 a.m.

Otelia Cromwell Day luncheon
Campus Center Carroll Room

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.

Friday, November 7

Closing Celebration

Noon–2 p.m.

Sweet Tunes, with cupcakes, potato bar and music from the Glee Club and Jazz Ensemble
Campus Center Carroll Room