Today is Otelia Cromwell Day

This year's theme is "Social Justice, Activism and New Media;" keynote address at 1 pm; workshops at 3 pm; evening performance at 7:30 pm.

Latoya Peterson, Digital Media Consultant

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - full schedule
1:00 pm Keynote Address
Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall
3:00 pm Workshops/Breakout Sessions
Various locations
7:30 pm Shaha: The Storytellers
John M. Greene Hall
Friday, November 11, 2011
8:00 pm “Weaving Voices,” a student-led spoken-word/open mic, Earle Recital hall

All Otelia Cromwell Day events are free, open to the public and wheelchair-accessible.

The keynote address, "Against Pearl Clutching: Rebels, Renegades and Critical Resistance," will be given by Latoya Peterson, digital media consultant and owner and editor of the award-winning Weblog, Peterson will address the impact of social media and new technologies on activism and social justice.

Peterson’s talk will be preceded by opening remarks from Pamela Nolan Young, adviser to the president and director of institutional diversity and equity; a performance by the Smith College Glee Club; a welcome by President Carol T. Christ; and a recitation by Meredith Nnoka ’13 of Maven, a poem commissioned by Smith in honor of Otelia Cromwell, written by award-winning poet Nikky Finney. For more information, see the Smith College News Release.

Learn more about Otelia Cromwell Day, and see the complete event schedule.

Libraries Resources

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Afro-American Resources (Smith College Libraries)
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College Archives (Smith College Libraries)
Learn more about Smith College history and Otelia Cromwell.

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Internet Site Access
Latoya Peterson's website
Google Video - Latoya Peterson


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