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, November 9, 2011

Why is Infant Mortality Still a U.S. Problem?

The United States infant mortality rate ranks with developing nations. 

Our October 13th Salon posed the questions:  How can health care and social support improve the infant mortality rate in the United States? What can be done to ensure healthy starts for everyone? 

As we learned in our Salon, there is a lot of work to be done, research to be completed, and some organizations are providing support. Action is still needed.

Stay informed! Check out this article from CNN.com about problems that the United States still faces regarding infant mortality. "Why is Infant Mortality Still a U.S. Problem?"

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