Otelia Cromwell Day is Tuesday

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This year's theme relates to women's leadership, with keynote address at 1 pm; workshops at 3 pm; evening performance at 7:00 pm.

Dr. Julianne Malveaux
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - full schedule
1:00 pm Keynote Address
Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall
3:00 pm Workshops/Breakout Sessions
Various locations
7:00 pm Bamidele Dancers and Drummers,
directed by Marilyn Sylla, SC dance faculty
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

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

Dr. Julianne Malveaux, a renowned labor economist, noted author and celebrated commentator, will deliver the event’s main address with a speech titled “Ain’t I a Woman,” exploring the importance of women’s colleges in developing leaders.  Julianne Malveaux has been described by Cornel West as “the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country.” Her contributions on issues such as race, culture, gender and their economic impacts, through numerous public appearances and articles, are helping to shape 21st-century opinion nationwide.

Malveaux’s talk will be preceded by a performance by the Smith College Glee Club, and a recitation, by Marisa Hall ‘14, 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 for 2013's program, on “The Journey from Civil Rights to Social Justice.”

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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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