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

This blog will expand the reach of these community conversations to the online audience. Add your posts and comments to keep the conversation going! Commit to action by clicking HERE to stay up to date on Salon and social justice news.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Health Justice CT Challenge

Health Justice CT recently "challenged the citizens of Connecticut to create videos highlighting solutions to address health disparities in Connecticut," and has narrowed the many submissions down to the top five! 

If you are a supporter of health justice issues, or are curious about what people in our own state are doing to around this issue, please visit the Health Justice CT website and vote. The cause with the greatest number of votes will win a $10,000 prize! You can vote daily at www.healthjusticectchallenge.org and voting ends March 19, 2013 at 11:59PM.

Use the power of your vote to show your support of social justice issues and to help one of these five outstanding organizations win $10,000!

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