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

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Re-Abolishing Slavery: Information to Action

Check out our Action items taken right during the Salon! 

- Be a conscientious consumers: know what you are buying, where it comes from and demand changes if it is a product of slavery.
- Look critically at your surroundings; report anything suspicious.
- Domestically we need better services for victims.
- Work to get better international laws to protect victims and prosecute traffickers.
- Reduce the demand for services: educate young people that human trafficking is unacceptable.  
- Get involved: work to help victims; educate yourself and others; learn about the peoples lives that are touching your life.
- Support organizations that work to end poverty, support democratic processes.
- Participate in Free to Walk: March 19 2011 in Farmington, CT.
- Check out slavery map at NotForSale.Org
- Go to a "Not For Sale" Academy
- Become a Backyard Abolitionists for $28/month
- Support the Freedom Store: Do your holiday shopping by supporting goods made by survivors.
- Be passionate.
- Tell other people what you learned tonight.
- Host a screening for Friends and Family. 
- Create hygiene backpacks for victims and survivors.
- Support HR55-75 Bill
- Train Law Enforcement
- Make a commitment to become an abolitionist. 

Information and Ways YOU Can Take Action:

Additional Resources:

Borderland Comics.com

Change.org - Cause: End Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking.org

The International Institute of Connecticut, Inc.

Free to Work


Not For Sale Campaign

The Project to End Human Trafficking

United States Department of Health and Human Services

United States Department of State

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