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, February 13, 2013

Girlcott: Bare It All!

On February 28 from 6-8 p.m., CT Girlcott will debut the exhibit Revealed: Images of Women Leaders who Bared to Make Change  at Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford. The exhibit features photos of more than 30 prominent Connecticut women who agreed to be photographed without make up to bring attention to issues of beauty and body image. 

CT Girlcott is "a movement of women willing to go makeup free in March 2013 to donate the money usually spent in a month on cosmetics to organizations that benefit women and girls in Connecticut and around the world, while raising awareness around body image and the relationship between women and the makeup they wear."

Want to learn more about the Girlcott movement and women's empowerment? Join us tomorrow night for our first Salon of the season: Rethinking Beauty: Women, Power & Influence with featured guests Donna Haghighat, Esq. and Mala Matacin, Ph.D. Call 860-522-9258 ext. 317 to reserve your seat!


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