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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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mass Incarceration: Segregation By Another Name

Is mass incarceration a new form of segregation for African Americans? Get a local perspective on Michelle Alexander's Stowe Prize winning book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Join the discussion at our March 28 Salon with guests Maureen Price-Boreland, Esq., Executive Director of Community Partners in Action, Inc. and Aileen Keays, Research and Policy Specialist at the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) at Central Connecticut State University.

The Salon will begin at 5p.m. with refreshments in the Stowe 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 emailing Info@StoweCenter.org.

Looking for more information about mass incarceration before the Salon? Listen to
John Dankosky's March 11, 2013 episode of Where We Live on WNPR titled The Epidemic of Mass Incarceration.

Be sure to visit The New Jim Crow's website - www.newjimcrow.com - to learn about the book and Michelle Alexander.
For information and details about our Stowe Prize public program and Big Tent Jubilee, visit the Stowe Prize page on our website. 

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