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, September 19, 2011

Is Your Race Bad For Your Health?: Featured Guest Bios

How do racism and poverty impact health? Can inequality make you sick? What disadvantages come from these inequities?

Join the conversation Thursday, September 22 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the Stowe Center!

Featured Guests for the evening discussion include: Dr. Raja Staggers-Hakim and Dr. Lisa Werkmeisters Rozas.

Featured Guest Bios:  

Dr. Raja Staggers-Hakim is the Executive Director of the CT Commission on Health Equity. Dr. Staggers-Hakim works to assure the goals and objectives of the Commission through community-level information sessions, training for health professionals, and the handling of policies around health concerns based on race-ethnicity, linguistic ability, gender, and income. The mission of the CT Commission on Health Equity is to eliminate disparities in health status based on race, ethnicity, gender and linguistic ability, to thereby improve the quality of health for all of the state's residents.

Dr. Lisa Werkmeisters Rozas is an Associate Professor in the University of Connecticut's Puerto Rican and Latin@ Studies program. She is the Director of the Puerto Rican and Latin@ Studies project and chair of the Human Oppression curriculum. She specializes in cultural competence, pedagogy and diversity, and health disparities, specifically issues of health as a human right and the influence discrimination, power and privilege have on health status.

This is a FREE event. 
Reception from 5pm until 5:30pm. The conversation begins at 5:30pm and ends by 7pm.
Bring you ideas and questions to help develop an action plan for change.

RSVP: 860-522-9258 Ext317 or info@stowecenter.org

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.77 Forest Street.Hartford CT 06105

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