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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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

First Salon of the season!

Join us next Thursday, February 14 for our first salon of the winter series: Rethingking Beauty, Women, Power & Influence. Our featured guests will be Donna Haghighat, Esq., Founder and CEO of www.shoptimize.org, a shopping website that gives 1% of its after-tax profits to nonprofit organizations that advance and empower women and girls, and Mala Matacin, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Co-Chair of the Department of Psychology, University of Hartford and Founder and Faculty Advisor for Women for Change.

The Salon will begin at 5p.m. with refreshments in the Visitor Center. The facilitated discussion will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end by 7 p.m. Admission is free. RSVP by calling 860.522.9258 ext. 317 or email Info@StoweCenter.org.

The Huffington Post's article Body Image Issues Among Young Women More Influenced By Peers Than TV, Study Finds is a great introduction to the evening's discussion. (click the image or link below to read the article) 


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