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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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Healthy Starts for Everyone: Featured Guest Bios

The United States infant mortality rate ranks with developing nations. How can health care and social support improve this? What can be done to ensure a healthy start for all children? 

Join the conversation, Thursday, October 13 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Stowe Center!

Featured guests for the evening's discussion include: Patricia Baker and Grace Damio

Featured Guest Bios: 

Patricia Baker: Patricia Baker is the founding President and CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health), the state's largest health philanthropy dedicated to improving lives by changing health systems. Before establishing the foundation in 1999, the Wayne State University and University of Wisconsin-Madison alumna served as national program director for the March of Dimes Foundation and director of state government programs at Oxford Health Plans. The long time women's health advocate also served as Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of Connecticut, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, and The Women's Center, a domestic violence service provider in southeastern Wisconsin. 

Grace Damio: Grace Damio is the Hispanic Health Council's (HHC) Director of Research and Service Initiatives and a member of the Council's Executive Management Team. At the Council, her work has focused on the development, implementation and evaluation of numerous research, service, and advocacy initiatives intended to address health inequities experienced by diverse communities. Ms. Damio has worked in a variety of health areas related to health inequities, including: maternal and child health, women's health, nutrition, breastfeeding, food security, health care access, cancer, diabetes, cultural competence training of healthcare and human service providers. Her work has included mentorship and numerous community based student internships and thesis projects and development of many culturally tailored health education materials, curricula and social marketing campaigns. 

This is a FREE event.
Reception from 5pm until 5:30pm. The conversation begins at 5:30pm and ends by 7:00pm. 
Bring your ideas and questions to help develop an action plan for change. 

RSVP's are encouraged. 860-522-9258 ext. 317 or info@stowecenter.org

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

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