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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Monday, April 22, 2013

Cultivating Food Justice Salon on April 25, 2013

In Connecticut, do all people have access to enough nutritious food for a healthy life? How do our state and communities address the issue of food access and security for all? Join this discussion on cultivating food justice with Sarah Thrall (Junior League of Hartford), Gloria McAdam (Foodshare) and Jennifer Roach (Summer of Solutions Hartford). For more information, please visit our website HERE.

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. This Salon is co-presented with Connecticut Humanities Food for Thought initiative.

Looking to learn more about food security in Connecticut before the Salon? Read the April 10, 2013 Hartford Courant article "UConn Study Ranks Towns By 'Food Security'," by Shawn R. Beals.
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