U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will keynote the Otelia Cromwell Day Symposium, “Structural Inequality and Disparities in Education” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. She will address the Administration’s strategies for education reform and the Department’s commitment to improving educational opportunities and resources for all students.
The two-day symposium taking place Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 26-27, is held in honor of Otelia Cromwell, Smith’s first known African American to graduate in 1900. Otelia Cromwell Day began in 1989 and addresses issues of social justice and injustice with particular focus on diversity and racism in the United States.
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, assistant secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Remarks at the Otelia Cromwell Day Symposium
1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010
Sweeney Auditorium, Sage Hall