Welcome to the conversation!

Welcome to the conversation!

Harriet Beecher Stowe's (1811-1896) best-selling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), made her the most famous American woman of the 19th century and galvanized the abolition movement before the Civil War.

The Stowe Center is a 21st-century museum and program center using Stowe's story to inspire social justice and positive change.

The Salons at Stowe programs are a forum to connect the challenging issues (race, gender and class) that impelled Stowe to write and act with the contemporary face of those same issues. The Salon format is based on a robust level of audience participation, with the explicit goal of promoting civic engagement. Recent topics included: Teaching Acceptance; Is Prison the New Slavery; Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North; Creativity and Change; Race, Gender and Politics Today; How to be an Advocate

This blog will expand the reach of these community conversations to the online audience. Add your posts and comments to keep the conversation going! Commit to action by clicking HERE to stay up to date on Salon and social justice news.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Salons at Stowe!

Since 2008, Salons at Stowe, a program of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, has become a forum for lively discussion on important contemporary topics that concerned Harriet Beecher Stowe.  The parlor conversations are designed to inspire you to move from dialogue and debate to action on current social justice issues.

With every seasonal series, new topics are introduced and past topics explored in more detail. 
Past topics have included:
  • Poverty
  • Health Care
  • Hunger
  • Adult Literacy
  • Human Trafficking
  • Race, Gender & Politics
  • Social Justice Advocacy
  • Single-sex Education
Salons take place on Thursdays at the Stowe Center in Hartford, CT.  This blog will allow you to follow along and participate even if you can't make it to Hartford!