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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Monday, February 7, 2011

The Power of Words: Featured Guest Bios

Joins us on February 10, 2011 from 5PM - 7PM for a lively discussion on the power of words.

Words are powerful. Stowe used her words to change the world. Does the phenomenon of on line news and e-readers impact the message?  Is a tweet as powerful as a treatise?  Examine the power of the written world, the impact of technology, how writers adapt their style to accommodate trends and why you should care.

Featured Guests: 

Michael Kramer, author of Divine Rivalry, is an award-winning journalist.  As New York Magazine's political columnist in the 1970s and 1980s, he covered local and political politics.  For a decade beginning in the late '80's, he was TIME magazine's political columnist, covering national and foreign affairs.  He was also chief political correspondent for the US. News and World Report and managing editor of the New York Daily News.  He is the co-author of The Ethnic Factor, a book about minority voting patterns that became a standard text on the subject.

Susan Campbell is an award-winning columnist at the Hartford Courant, where her work has been recognized by the National Women's Political Caucus, New England Associated Press News Executives, the Society for Professional Journalists, the American Association of Sunday and Featured Editors, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the Sunday Magazine Editors Association.  Her column about the shootings at the lottery headquarters in March 1998 was part of the Courant's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage.

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